Software Engineering

Recommended: Grades 4-5


In this unit, students will learn that:

  • software includes the games, programs, websites, and apps run by a computer
  • software is created through coding
  • programming is the act of creating a set of instructions for a computer to run software
  • coding is the act of using specific programming language to create a set of instructions called an algorithm
  • software engineers use the Engineering Design Process to create and improve algorithms
  • software engineers design user experiences to make the software as easy and engaging to use as possible

Total: 4 to 6 hours of instruction


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FULL CURRICULUM FEATURES

  • Digital STEM curriculum for Grades 2-5
  • Scripted lessons covering 12 fields of engineering
  • Standards-aligned: NGSS, Common Core ELA, Math Extensions
  • Project-Based Learning: Real-world challenges sourced from industry leaders
  • Low-Cost: Prototypes using recyclables and basic school supplies
  • Frameworks: Engineering Design Process, Career Exposure, "Four C's" (Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity)
  • Adoption: Public Schools, Private Schools, After-Schools, Summer Schools, International Schools


FULL CURRICULUM UNITS

* These are recommended grade levels based on the language and concepts used in the lesson plans. Many teachers differentiate instruction for upper and lower grades when using the full curriculum.

(Recommended for Grades 4-5)*:

  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Software Engineering

(Recommended for Grades 2-3)*:

  • Acoustical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

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