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ERIC Number: EJ1063384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Bringing Engineering to Elementary School
Rogers, Chris; Portsmore, Merredith
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v5 n3-4 p17-28 Jul-Dec 2004
Incorporating engineering in the elementary school curriculum provides students with ways of connecting, applying, and reinforcing knowledge in math, science, and design. To bring what is essentially a new discipline to K-12 education means developing and supporting new tools for the classroom, additional curriculum, teacher training, and support resources. Using LEGO materials and the ROBOLAB software as the toolset, Tufts University's Center For Engineering Educational Outreach has had significant success with our efforts to bring engineering into a number of schools and classrooms. Examining the classroom results these efforts have yielded highlights the problems and obstacles, a significant potential for expansion, as well as a number of effective practices and strategies.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0307656|9950741