YES Curricula

YES curricula develop students’ problem-solving abilities. Students tackle real-world problems, scaffolded by an age-appropriate engineering design process. Challenges channel students’ creativity and engage them in engineering and science practices. As they engineer, students use science and computer science concepts and tools, thus deepening their understanding of these disciplines.

Each YES unit consists of eight to ten 45-minute lessons. A suite of resources, including a Teacher Guide, student Engineering Notebooks, Family Resources, and Assessment Tools support the unit.

Educating the Next Generation of Problem Solvers and Engineers

YES curricula engage learners in real-world engineering problems that develop their problem-solving abilities. Youth design innovative solutions using engineering and science concepts and practices and connect their work to their lives and communities.

To nurture the talents of young learners, YES develops research-based, classroom-tested curricula for school and out-of-school settings. A belief that all children can and should engineer means YES materials are available for free download.

In School
Grades K–5
NGSS aligned

In School
Grades 6–8
NGSS aligned

Afterschool & Camps
Lower elementary
Upper elementary