The curriculum includes a set of units based on research that involve students in the “Five E" learning cycle:
Engagement: Students are drawn to a challenge because it’s interesting and captures the imagination.
Exploration: Students start to explore science and engineering principles through activities where they encounter problems or ask questions.
Explanation: Students describe what they think is happening. They’re ready to learn from their teacher AND their peers.
Elaboration: Students apply what they’ve learned to the engineering design challenge.
Evaluation: Students reflect on what they have learned.