Teaching Engineering

External Resources for Teaching Engineering

Resources for integrating engineering into preK-6 instruction!

The following web resources are for classroom teachers, their students, and students’ families.

Engineering is Elementary

Grades: PreK-8

Engineering is Elementary provides research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested STEM curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. The curriculum provides not only hands-on experience to elementary students but also models critical science and engineering practices and infuses 21st century skills.


Grades: K-12

Teachengineering provides a collection of lessons and activities that are standards-aligned and classroom-tested. Search lessons or activities based on the standards, such as NGSS, Common Core States Standards, and International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.

Try Engineering

Grades: 4-12

This website informs students, teachers, school counselors and parents about what engineering is and what engineers do. The site contains information and games about the field, provides listings of student programs and opportunities, contains a university finder, and has lesson plans aligned to standards.

Engineering with Paper

Grades: K-12

This website introduces simple Engineering with Paper projects, which teach core skills that empower builders of all ages to get started, explore their creativity, and learn principles of engineering through hands-on activities that use simple supplies