About Our Project
What is Through My Window?
Through My Window is a free, multimedia engineering curriculum for students in Grades 4 to 8. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the curriculum is adaptable and user-friendly for educators with no background in engineering.
Through My Window engages children and young teens in engineering through the use of stories, based on the cutting-edge learning theory known as Imaginative Education (see “What Is Imaginative Education?” in our FAQs section).
The curriculum centers on two mystery novels: Talk to Me (for 4th to 6th graders) and TimeTilter (for 6th to 8th graders). Each novel ties into learning adventures that deeply explore the engineering concepts introduced in the books. These concepts—including artificial intelligence, engineering design, engineering ethics, bioengineering, and materials engineering—encompass a range of topics beyond what is typically offered in traditional STEM education.
Through My Window is designed to provide students with a deeper and broader understanding of what engineering is about, support the development of specific engineering skills, increase interest in engineering careers, and encourage STEM identity.