YES Elementary Units

YES Elementary Units



Engineering Sun Hats

Students explore the cooling effects of shade as they engineer sun hats that block sunlight and meet users’ needs.


Grade 1

Engineering Nightlights

Students investigate how materials interact with light as they engineer nightlights that meet user preferences and communicate a message.


Grade 2

Engineering Pumpkin Pollinators

After learning about pollinators and their importance, students engineer hand pollinators that move pollen from one pumpkin flower to another.


Grade 3

Engineering Magnetic Dog Doors

Students engineer dog door systems for an animal shelter that can open or stay closed using magnetic forces.


Grade 4

Engineering Safety Vests

Students engineer vests that incorporate an electric communication system to increase pedestrian, cyclist, or skateboarder safety at a busy intersection.


Grade 5

Engineering Plastic Filters

Students consider the effects of plastics on the marine ecosystem and community as they engineer filters to reduce plastic waste entering the ocean.

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Standards Alignment

YES Elementary and YES Middle School units integrate with science ideas and standards. We carefully design engineering challenges so students develop and use science knowledge as they generate solutions.

YES Elementary Resources

YES works closely with teachers to develop a suite of resources for each unit. These include: