Follow Penelope, a precocious little puzzle piece, who wonders where she fits in the world and discovers that engineering might be her perfect fit. Your little learner might follow suit with our engineering storybooks and workbooks!
Penelope, Paige and Paxton have an important task at hand: shopping for their school carnival. The last stop is Puzzleland Emporium, a big box store in the center of the island packed with everything the three friends could ever want or imagine.
It’s the perfect backdrop to uncover packaging engineering, a field that doesn’t get a lot of attention. The story also sheds light on something else that often goes unnoticed: we live in a world in which virtually everything is the product of engineering—from our airplanes, computers, bridges, and skyscrapers to the versatile containers that cover and protect the things we use every day.
Penelope Finds Her Perfect Fit (Intro to Engineering)
America’s favorite puzzle pieces are on a mission to help their friend, Penelope, find her perfect fit. In Puzzleland, all the puzzle pieces, including Paige and Paxton, have a perfect fit. A perfect fit is something you love to do.
With a little help, the three friends discover engineering. Engineering is the invisible force behind everything they see and do in Puzzleland—the cities and towns where they work and play, the products they use, the energy that powers the island, and more. In the end, Penelope finds her perfect fit, and the three learn a valuable life lesson.
Paige and Paxton and their Puzzleland cohorts provide the perfect vehicle to expand children’s horizons when it comes to who they are and what they can be when they grow up.
In the storybook, “Penelope Finds Her Perfect Fit,” young readers discover the invisible force behind everything we see and do in our towns and cities: engineering.
This companion workbook is designed to reinforce the engineering concepts presented in “Penelope Finds Her Perfect Fit.” Adorable puzzle piece characters take students through activities that practice early elementary skills such as numbers and counting, data analysis, and measurement, all while digging deeper into engineering.