The EIR program encourages volunteer engineers to work closely with educators to develop a program custom-tailored to the school. There is no cookie cutter approach. What EIRs and educators plan depends on their schedules, interests, and personalities as well as the school culture and the interests/needs of the students. But we don’t expect our volunteers to do it alone. Along with our Program Guide, this section of our website offers a variety of tools and resources to help educators and engineers working to engage students in STEM learning.
This is designed to be a ‘go-to’ space for active EIR’s to post their ideas for activities and projects that specifically relate to the Ontario curriculum or special activities that teachers get excited about.
A “global science community” – SpongeLab has a ton of content, including a vast collection of online learning games, animations and videos and images. It also has lesson plans and other educator resources.
Science Kids is the home of science and technology on the Internet for children around the world. Including an entire section on Engineering for Kids, this is a fantastic site full of science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos, and science fair projects.