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Children as Engineers

Lewis, Fay; Edmonds, Juliet


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Dr Fay Lewis
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

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Juliet Edmonds
Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education


Meeting the diverse aspects of the science, and design and technology curricula can be challenging for many teachers. Children as Engineers addresses this problem, offering both new and experienced teachers an accessible resource to apply within the classroom and to their own professional development, while also supporting their students in developing as STEM thinkers. With an explicit focus on sustainability, each aspect of the curriculum is explored through a series of engineering challenges that present pupils with an everyday problem to be solved practically.

Filled with practical strategies to use in the classroom, topics covered include the following:

The engineering design process
Plants, animals and humans
Everyday materials
Living things and habitats
Forces, light and sound
States of matter

This essential classroom resource will support primary teachers in embedding opportunities for contextualised STEM experiences into their lessons, so that all children can develop as current and future learners of STEM.


Lewis, F., & Edmonds, J. (2024). Children as Engineers. (1). London: Routledge

Book Type Authored Book
Acceptance Date Oct 2, 2023
Online Publication Date Mar 28, 2024
Publication Date Mar 28, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 11, 2024
Publisher Routledge
Edition 1
ISBN 9781032352091
Keywords Primary, elementary, STEM, engineering, design Technology
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