Classes


Classes at the Little Engineers facility are the best way to learn about the various systems we offer. From the basics to advanced projects, Little Engineer’s facilitators will aid any Little Engineer in their path to better understand the world around them. Our curriculum is based on Lego Education that combines Lego bricks with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Little Engineer’s classes occur for 1 hour a week during a 6 week session in Summer and only offered during Saturday and Sunday.

Summer Session I:  June 11 – July 16 on Saturdays and June 12-July 17 on Sundays

Summer Session II: July 23 – August 27 on Saturdays and July 24 – August on Sundays

Any days missed due to holiday or scheduling conflicts may be made up as a makeup class at any time before the end of the session.

PRE-ENGINEERS

(Engineering/Technology/Music/Arts): Ages 3-5

 

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Allows preschoolers to develop fine motor skills, tap their innate desire to investigate, explore, express, and share their ideas and encourage learning through hands-on experience using LEGO Education age-appropriate tools.

Our Learning Targets:

Early Math: Counting and comparing, identifying numerals, pattern recognition, and sorting and classifying
Early Science: Gathering and presenting data, explaining events and outcomes, and using senses and devices to learn
Early Literacy: Building early reading skills, building early writing skills, recognizing sounds, and developing alphabet knowledge
Social and Emotional Development: Discovering family, exploring the greater community, respecting diversity, developing communication skills, and understanding teamwork
Playful Learning through Music: Encouraging and supporting curriculum-based learning.

JUNIOR ENGINEERS

(Engineering/Technology/Robotics/Music/Arts): Ages 5-8

 

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A perfect introduction into engineering and technology by investigating basic principles for simple machines, mechanisms and structures. Help your little engineer deepen their understanding of how forces affect motion and explore concepts of energy. As they gain experience, participants can build more complex mechanisms and use them to make accurate observations, measurements and records; and even design their own solutions. We use simple-to-use cross-curricular tools that enables students to learn, construct and then bring their models to life using intuitive drag-and-drop software. Ideal for teaching in different subjects at primary levels and can be applied to math and various engineering, design and technology-based subjects. At the same time students will develop and improve different communication, collaboration and team-building skills.

Curriculum Focuses

Technology: programming; using software media; designing and creating a working model.
Engineering: working with simple machines, gears, levers, pulleys; transmission of motion, measuring time and distance; adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, estimating, randomness; using variables.
Robotics: program software to design, test, manipulate and modify sequences of instructions to make your design have lifelike movements and reactions.
Arts: Create, draw, design, build, film, program your own ideas from building models, robots, movies and games.

SENIOR ENGINEERS

Technology/Engineering/Robotics/Arts): Ages 9+

 

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Senior Engineers will learn to design, build and program autonomous robots, using servo motors, touch, light, sound and ultra-sonic sensors. Participants in these courses develop teamwork skills while working with partners while using critical thinking, observation, reasoning and prediction. We use cross-curricular tools that enables students to learn, construct and then bring their models to life using intuitive drag-and-drop software virtually and physically. Designed for teaching in different subjects applied with math and various engineering, design and technology-based subjects. At the same time students will develop and improve different communication, collaboration and team-building skills.

Curriculum Focuses

Technology: programming; using software media; designing and creating a working model.\
Engineering: working with simple machines, gears, levers, pulleys; transmission of motion, measuring time and distance; adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, estimating, randomness; using variables.
Robotics: program software to design, test, manipulate and modify sequences of instructions to make your design have lifelike movements and reactions.
Arts: Create, draw, design, build, film, program your own ideas from building models, robots, movies and games.

Key Learning Values:

  • Developing solutions, selecting, building, testing and evaluating
  • Brainstorm to find creative alternative solutions
  • Learn to communicate, share ideas and work together
  • Hands-on experience with sensors, motors and intelligent units
  • Build and program real-life robotic solutions
  • Measuring distance, time, speed and weight
  • Calibrating scales
  • Investigating powered forces and motion, speed and pulling power
  • Investigating power systems and components
  • Engaging students in engineering and design
  • Computer programing
  • Video Game Development
  • Civil Engineering