LEGO® Star Wars™
The force is strong in this fun class. Students build complex machines and structures based on designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO® X-Wings, AT-ST, AT-AT Walkers, Snow Speeders, Tie Fighter and R2D2. Young engineers work with gears , axles and technic elements as they tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.
Young Engineers will build LEGO® robots while exploring different themes - Amazing Mechanisms and Wild Animals. Students will learn basics of scratch programming through a drag and drop icon-based program. Students will then build LEGO® models featuring motors and sensors, program their models through their own code and explore a series of cross-curricular activities using LEGO® Education’s premier WeDo® LEGO® robotics program.
Girl Power Robotics™
Students will work in pairs to create their own stop-motion movies with LEGO® bricks, mini figures and props. Each team will shoot and edit their movies using an iPad® provided by us. Teams will explore the fun of moviemaking, from storyboarding to video techniques to post-production, including adding sound effects and music. The completed movies will be emailed to parents so the budding moviemakers will have an opportunity to showcase their creations. Parents will receive a newsletter update on how their young builders are doing and a class magazine with photos of projects.
A unique program for girls to introduce them to the basics of scratch programming through a drag and drop icon-based program. Students will then build LEGO® models featuring motors and sensors, program their models through their own code and explore a series of cross-curricular activities using LEGO® Education’s premier WeDo® LEGO® robotics program.
Students will build LEGO® Bots exploring different themes in the afternoon – Amazing Mechanisms, Wild Animals and Adventure stories. (swinging monkey, sailboat, pretty Robot and more). Parents will receive a mid-week newsletter update on how their young builders are doing and a class magazine with photos of projects.
Students will create battery-powered LEGO® creations on wheels and artistic model vehicles. They will learn how gears and wheels can come together with good build technique to affect speed. Students will use battery packs and motors to give life to creations like a helicopter, jet skis and walking camel. They will learn from hands-on building how form and function come together in a great design. The play-enginners will also build Poké Balls, and will bring to life the world of Pokemon® through several hands on activities creating Dratini and Pikachu. Come be a LEGO Pokemon Master and show off your PokeMania skills.
Bricks for Tots is specifically geared for young pre-schoolers. Learning through play with DUPLO®, 4-6 year olds can master fundamentals of pattern recognition, sorting, counting and alphabet recognition, while enhancing gross and fine motor skills. LEGO® Education kits are used in the curriculum. This encourages collaboration, story-telling, and helps develop the use of descriptive language and understanding of different roles and emotions that relate to daily life.
Through play and exploration with DUPLO®, pre-schoolers are introduced to the mechanical principles of gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles. Young LEGO® Engineers also investigate gravity, flotation and balance. They learn to solve problems through design and collaborate with peers to learn and share findings. Parents will receive a newsletter update on how their young builders are doing and a class magazine with photos of projects.
Post-lunch, the tots will have an opportunity to continue to build and explore with DUPLO, read books, color, sing and play. Must have prior pre-school experience and is not recommended for nappers.