Welcome to Novel Engineering:

An Integrated Approach to Teaching Engineering and Literacy

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Inspired by kids and grounded in research, Novel Engineering is an innovative approach to integrate engineering and literacy in elementary and middle school.

Students use classroom literature—stories, novels, and expository texts- as basis for engineering design challenges to:

  • Identify engineering problems
  • Impose constraints by using details from the text
  • Design functional, realistic solutions for characters
  • Engage in the Engineering Design Process while reinforcing their literacy skills

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