Did you know MnDOT offers a free STEM curriculum for grades K-12 to teachers, parents, students or anyone interested in STEM? The Bridge Up! curriculum was a collaborative development by multiple organizations designed to connect kids to real-life engineering. The interactive curriculum integrates bridge architecture, design and engineering into a school curriculum that meets current Minnesota and Wisconsin education standards and benchmarks.

Bridge Up! curriculum is fun, easy to use and fully customizable by the user … and did I mention it’s free? Available to everyone, the curriculum includes:

·         iBook for grades K-3

·         Web modules for grades 4-8

·         Lesson plans (PDF format) for grades K-12

It was written BY teachers, FOR teachers, but can be used by anyone! Kids can work their way through the iBook and web modules with a helper or on their own.

Watch an overview video of the curriculum and start using it today at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stem/curriculum.html!