"It's heartening to see how highly regarded science educators like Cary Sneider and Janet Kolodner are proposing that engineering becomes a focal point of preK-5 curriculum and instruction. Engineering has a unique potential to contextualize science in contexts that are meaningful and authentic to children (and their teachers).
Dr. Sneider's Go-To-Guide provides a framework for implementation, exemplary models, and sound advice to teachers wishing to embed engineering design and engineering thinking into their instructional programs.
With engineering getting increased attention in the elementary science curriculum, this book is a tremendous resource for districts seeking high quality curricula that connect engineering with science and support the integrated nature of STEM learning both inside and outside of the school day.
" I see this book as not only presenting a comprehensive introduction to a number of quality commercial elementary engineering programs (which it does well), but also framing them in the context of the need for and power of engineering education. The overview of NGSS anchors the material in the book within that larger field of science education today. As such, the book becomes much more than a presentation of commercial products."