Unit of Instruction

Engineering Basics

Elementary School
Targeted Grade Level
PreK - 5th

In this unit, students will learn to see like a designer and think like an engineer as they explore basic engineering concepts such as measurement,  how to make things strong, how to make things move, and how to use a design and engineering process to solve a challenge. 

Included Lessons
  1. Introduction to ROK Blocks
  2. See Like a Designer, Think Like an Engineer
  3. Design Perspectives
  4. Making Things Strong
  5. Making Things Move
  6. The Design & Engineering Process
  7. ROK Creek Bridge
NGSS Learning Dimensions


Scientific & Engineering Practices

  • Asking questions and defining problems

  • Developing and using models

  • Using mathematics


Crosscutting Concepts

  • Patterns

  • Scale, proportion, and quantity

  • Structure and function

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