Engineering 101 for Kindergarten
For some schools across the country, it’s now reading, writing, arithmetic and engineering. That’s right, we said engineering. We recently read an article in The New York Times about a Glen Rock, NJ school that is teaching their kindergarten classes how to build a home secure enough so that the big bad wolf won’t blow it down. The classes are taught between 10 to 15 hours of engineering each year in an effort to redesign their science curriculum.
According to the NYT, “The Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition, which will distribute $4.35 billion in education stimulus money to states, favors so-called STEM programs, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math.”
What do you think of teaching children this young about engineering?