STEM Moments: Everyday Fun with Engineering and Technology

Engineering is the process of using math, science, and technology to create, innovate or solve a problem. Technology describes the tools that children use to observe, measure, and experiment. Think of a toddler whose ball has rolled under a chair. She uses a toy rake to reach it and, in 30 seconds, shows us she's an engineer who uses the rake as a "technology" tool to solve her problem. With support from parents and caregivers, children - starting at birth - can learn to think like engineers and problem-solve throughout their daily routines and activities.