Up, Up, and Away
During the Aerospace Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a shock absorbing system designed to protect two marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a hot air balloon model that actually takes flight!
ELECTRONIC GAME DESIGN
Invader Defense—Shark Attack!
Watch out! It’s a shark attack! In Invader Defense: Shark Attack, we will create our own version of an invader defense game that will allow us to protect a coral reef from hungry sharks. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard and outline the rules of play 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 (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems).
Electronic Game Design - Platform Games
(3rd-5th grade)During Electronic Game Design - Platform Games classes, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. A platform game is a side-scrolling, Mario-type game where students program characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course. They attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create on a custom Engineering for Kids® thumb drive!
(3rd-5th grade)During the Robotics 101 program, students will learn the basics of designing, programming, and controlling a fully functional robot. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, mathematical concepts, and engineering principles students will brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a given task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors.
Want to bring Engineering For Kids to your facility?
Hosting Engineering For Kids® classes at your school is easy, we do all of the work! We will create all necessary marketing publications, as well as complete registration and payment processing. Our instructors are professionally-trained and know how to make learning fun. Our lessons are appropriate and designed for students ages 4-14.
Your school has the option to include us in your existing enrichment schedule or to use us as a stand-alone program. Our programs may run any day of the week and our sessions may start any week of the school year (4, 6, and 8-week sessions available). All of our programs are provided at no cost to your school!
Engineering For Kids® offers additional classes beyond the schools! We work with local community centers, as well as parks and recreation centers, to provide evening and weekend classes.
Contact us to schedule a program for your school or center!