Jr. Electronic Game Design: Space Pioneer (Ages 4-7):
Embark on a fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer. Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 27th.
Apprentice Electronic Game Design: Alien Invasion (Ages 8-12):
Video games are everywhere and in almost every form you can imagine. In this class we will create our own version of an invader defense game where we will defend against an alien invasion. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game. Then we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the class, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game. Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 27th.
Jr. Marine Engineering (Ages 4-7):
What causes something to sink or float? How can engineers help explore and protect the ocean below? These questions and more are all explored in Junior Marine. In this class, students explore the concepts of marine engineering and mechanics, harnessing the power of water and discovering designs that help us make the impossible, possible.
Apprentice Marine Engineering: Making Waves (Ages 8-12):
During the Marine Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design process to design, create, test, and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles. Students construct working prototypes that teach and reinforce the concepts of above water transportation, underwater explorations, and harnessing the power of water. They gain exposure to careers in naval, ocean, and marine engineering as well as naval architecture.
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! Please note: There is NO CLASS on April 21st.
Apprentice Chemical Engineering: Mix it Up (Ages 8-12):
During 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 spill, synthesize their own rocket fuel, and investigate the secrets behind color pigmentation. Please note: There is NO CLASS on April 21st.