Children at younger ages are fascinated with building things and taking things apart in order to understand how they work. In other words, children are natural-born engineers. There are several benefits of teaching elementary kids engineering in a school setting. Engineering workshops and maker spaces to develop problem-solving skills and communication will be focused on the engineering design process.


    Engineering allows children to apply what they have learned in science and math. As a result of applying other concepts, engineering enhances their intelligence and problem-solving strategies. Engineering activities are based on real-world problems, which allow children to see how disciplines such as math and science are relevant to their lives and how they can use them on a daily basis.

    Not only does engineering activities and projects engage students with one another, it allows students to ask questions and think outside of the box. It enhances their intelligence and communication skills by allowing them to collaborate, think critically and creatively, and communicate with their peers in order to find the proper solution. It teaches students how to apply the things they have learned and work as a team to reach a beneficial solution.

    By implementing engineering activities into the classroom setting, it allows students to develop an awareness of the diverse opportunities for engineering and technical careers. It teaches them to apply their skills and as they practice, it directly shows students their strength and weaknesses, what they are good at and what they need to work on. These activities encourage students to work hard and engage with others. In the 21st century, these skills are critical for a successful career in any field.