Each class begins with an engineering invitation. This might involve building, solving a physical problem or working on long term group engineering effort.
We have a "group think" about our topic. What do we know about it already? What do we want to know about it?
Books, images, art and videos are used to introduce and reinforce new concepts and vocabulary. Lists and diagrams are made by the class, along with at least one hypothosis or question to be answered.
A demonstration is performed to illustrate a concept or idea.
An invitation to experiment with the concept or idea is provided. Children are guided through the process but are in charge of their own learning and exploration of the materials.