Come join Engineering For Kids for fun and
educational Classes, Clubs and Mini Camps!
Register before December 15th and save $10
Use code: WINTER15 at checkout
Our winter mini camps will be held from 8:30am-5:30pm on the
following dates at our Lake Ridge Center.
is NOT provided. Children are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and
NO peanut products)
Winter Mini Camp Schedule:
Ages: 5-14 Cost: $60 per mini camp
December 21st: MinecraftEDU – Traveling into the
December 22nd- Robotics 101
December 23rd- Frosty Framework
December 28th: MinecraftEDU – Traveling into the
December 29th: Electronic Game Design: Bug
December 30th: Electrical Engineering – Electrified
December Club Schedule:
Junior Engineering Clubs (Ages 4-6) $60 monthly per
Jr. Discovery Engineering- December 2nd, 9th, 16th,
23rd, and 30th (5pm-5:45pm)
Jr. Tinkerlab- December 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
Apprentice/Master Engineering Clubs (ages 7-14) $75 monthly
Robotics Club: Robo Battles- December 7th, 14th, 21st,
and 28th (6pm-7:30pm)
Coding Club:Hardware Engineering-Makey Makey- December
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
Girls Only Coding Club: Robotics 101- December 5th,
12th, 19th, and 26th (9am-10:30am)
Mini Camp Descriptions:
MinecraftEDU- Traveling into the Future
Join us in an apocalyptic future, one where the earth
has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students rely on
the engineering design process to solve a series of challenges such as
building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest
and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Through the application of
engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their
virtual world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again.
During 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.
Students will construct a gingerbread house in order to
gain an understanding of structural properties in architecture, as well as
the properties of different materials used in building construction.
Electronic Game Design: Bug Invasion Games
Eek! The bugs are after our birthday cake!! In
Electronic Game Design: Bug Invasion, we will create our own version of an
invader defense game that is set in a home where we have to defend our
birthday cake from an infestation of ravenous bugs! 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 (Clickteam Fusion 2.5®
does not support Mac or Android operating systems).
Electrical Engineering- Electrified
During the Electrical Engineering classes, students use
the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic
electronics and circuits. Students experiment with Snap Circuits® to discover
the capabilities of major electronic components. In addition, students build
their own flashlights and explore the world of magnetic energy by building
their own Magnetic Levitation vehicle.