ECRP.
Table 3
Curriculum/Activities for PreK-3 Students That Appeared in the Documents
Author Types* of Document Organization Grade Level Curriculum/ Activities Topic Web Sites

Anderson, Martin, & Whiting (2007)

M

Watkins Elementary School, Virginia

K;
G2

Activities

Toy invention

 

Bottomley & Parry (2000)

C

North Carolina State University

A4-12

5 activities
briefly described

Bubble Reasoning,
science of pirates,
Wild West,
amusement parks,
toys and candy

 

Bush, Gray, Holmes, Kosinski, Orr, Razzaq, & Rulfs (2006);
Holmes, Rulfs, & Orr (2007); Miller & Rencis (2004);
Orr, Miller, Rulfs, & Quinn (2005); Orr, Quinn, & Rulfs (2007)

C

 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute—PIEE
(Partnerships Implementing Engineering Education)

 

K;
G1;
G2;
G3

 

20 activities;
29 activities;
8 activities;
22 activities

 

Weather board, Sparky’s engineer, designing fire safe home, introduction to materials, introduction to tools, building a town, simple machines, build a car, wacky shoes, civil engineering, chemical engineering, etc.

 

www.wpi.edu

Burghardt (1996)

C

Hofstra University

K-1;
G2-4

1 activity;
2 activities

Going buggy,
the Iditarod sled, monumental learning

www.hofstra.edu

Cooney & Mueller (2000)

C

Indiana University-Purdue University

G2-3

1 teaching unit

Electronics

 

Harpine (2005)

M

Virginia State Department of Education

K;
G1;
G2;
G3

4 activities;
4 activities;
4 activities;
4 activities

Magnet motion, solar cooking, ancient construction, a chair for mom, etc.

www.doe.virginia.gov

Kearns, Rogers, Barsosky, Portsmore, & Rogers (2001)

C

Tufts University

G1-3

 

10 lessons or
1 curriculum

 

Simple machines

 

www.stompnetwork.org

Lee-Desautels (2004)

C

University of Kentucky

K-4
K-8

1 lesson plan;
9 lesson plans

Funny putty, paper structures, etc.

www.swe.org

Mora, Negron, McGahern, & Brown (2010)

C

National Defense Education Program

K-2;
K-3;
G1-3;
G1-4

1 lesson plan;
1 curriculum;
1 curriculum;
1 curriculum

Let It Shine
Geological Engineering
The Toxic Sun
Wind Speed

 

www.daytonregionalstemcenter.org

Perrin (2004)

M

University of Missouri

K-4

4 activities

Electronics

 

Perrin (2005)

C

University of Missouri

K-12

10 activities

Thermodynamics

 

Polaha (1999)

C

Cornell University

K-4

1 teaching unit utilizing a webquest

Cracking dams

www.simscience.org

Rhoads, Walden, & Winter (2004)

J

University of Oklahoma

A5-11

Lots of activities, but no specific age level

Various topics

http://www.coe.ou.edu/
sees/curriculum/
curriculum/curriculum.htm

 

Rochefort, Levien, Ford, & Momsen (2004)

C

 

Oregon State University—SKIES (Spirited Kids in Engineering and Science)

 

G2;
K-8;
K-12

 

1 activity;
1 activity;
1 activity

 

Simple machines
Plastics in daily life
A Journey to Jell-O Land

engineering.oregonstate.edu

 

Sappington & Toghiani (2000)

C

 

Mississippi State University-SEE for Kids program

 

K-1;
G2-3

 

3 activities;
3 activities

Egg-drop competition, straw towers, and aluminum foil boats;
construction of noodle towers, etc.

 

Sigmon (1996)

M

 

PreK-2

1 lesson

Literature-based design brief about material selection and different adhesives

 

Sigmon (1997)

M

 

PreK-2

12 activities;
1 lesson

Literature-based design briefs
There’s no place like home

 

Thode (2004)

M

Hemingway School

K

1 lesson

Building structures

 

Torres & Casey (2001)

C

Penn State Erie

 

1 lesson

Electric Engineering Technology

 

Torres, Casey, Loker (2002)

C

Penn State Erie

 

2 lessons

Electric Engineering Technology

*C stands for Conference proceedings, J for journal articles, and M for magazines.
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