WARNING: This class is only for kids who like fun. The first of our STEM series will be centered around math games. Each week, we will focus on thematic activities and games where the kids can work together collaboratively or compete to make math super fun and exciting! Topics and activities will be organized based on the age/skill of the kids enrolled so that all students will be able to participate and enjoy (and be appropriately challenged by) the group activities at their own level.
Brain Power powers the world. From the engineering of the pyramids in Egypt to the teeny tiny microchips in your smartphone, STEM is everywhere. So let's break it down and see how it works. Each class in this series will focus on a different element of STEM and give our students a hands-on experience.
Supplemental activities will be provided to continue work at home for your portfolio.
Let's make a computer game! Using the visual programming language Scratch, students will learn how to create a game, then they will work together to create their own original games. Computers will be provided for this class, however if your child would like to bring their own computer, they are allowed, but please contact us in advance to ensure that you have the correct software installed before class.
Our team projects built using Google Drive will be fun and interactive, covering important topics like Internet Safety, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Powerpoint. Even better, a Special Guest will show us the innerworkings of a desktop computer, and teach us to put it back together. Each class, students will also have the opportunity to explore with hands-on technology like the Makey-Makey. Computers will be provided for this class, however if your child would like to bring their own computer, they are allowed, but please contact us in advance to ensure that you have the correct software installed before class.
Simple Machines make the world go 'round. Find out how! Our final course will focus on engineering and simple machines. Each class we'll discover a new simple machine, and how it is used, both historically and in modern times.