Please note: The start dates for both the April and May sessions have been pushed back one week. The April session will now run from April 15th through May 6th, and the May session will run from May 13th through June 3rd. The new dates are reflected below.
Jr. Robotics Engineering: Simple Machines United (Ages 4-7):
We use simple machines everyday, but many times without even recognizing them. In Junior Robotics: Simple Machines United, students will explore the basic concepts of simple machines and how we use them to achieve even our most grandiose goals! Students will use LEGO® WeDoTM construction and resource kits to produce exciting builds that will be used to create Kelvin's Amusement Park. Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 28th.
EV3 Robotics Engineering: Robo Battles (Ages 8-12):
Robo Battles curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to engage in various battle challenges. Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 28th.
Jr. Mechanical Engineering: Let's Make Toys (Ages 4-7):
In this program, our youngest engineers will be introduced to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Students will explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, and more!
Mechanical Engineering: Master Machines (Ages 8-12):
During the Mechanical Engineering unit, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics, and durability while constructing roller coasters, eggstreme defense vehicles, and an incredibly fast air-powered custom dragster.
Jr. Hardware Engineering: Scratch with Makey Makey (Ages 4-7):
With Scratch and Makey Makey, we are going to explore how different sounds are created and we will create our own interpretations of common musical instruments like drums, piano, guitar, and even a recorder, and we will create our very own dancing program, all through the use of Makey Makey and Scratch to bring our music to life! The last day will end with a bang, or at least a really great mini concert from all of our students!
Hardware Engineering: Get Wired with Makey Makey (Ages 8-12):
Imagine designing a piano using celery or creating a custom digital training program. Now, envision playing video games using just your body, a bit of wire and your own imagination. In our hardware engineering program, students engineer their own customized video game controllers using a Makey Makey device and materials that can be found in just about any kitchen. Through application of circuitry, acoustical engineering and video game design, students discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a fun, collaborative environment.
Jr. Chemical Engineering: Crazy Concoctions (Ages 4-7):
The Junior Chemical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of solids, liquids, and solutions. Students investigate the properties of several crazy concoctions and make their own samples of bubbles, play dough, flub and more!
Chemical Engineering: Mix It Up (Ages 8-12):
During the Chemical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test and refine various mixtures and solutions with different chemical properties. They develop solutions to clean up an oil spills, synthesize their own rocket fuel and investigate the secrets behind color pigmentation.