Engineering Camps: Engineering for Kids
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Please note: In-person programs will follow all CDC and State guidelines regarding social distancing, face coverings, and cleaning procedures.
Jr. Hardware Engineering: Makey Makey Camp (Ages 4 - 7)
When your favorite song on the radio do you sit quietly or do you dance around and play the air drum solo? In Musical Adventures With Scratch and Makey Makey, we are going to explore how different sounds are created and we will create our own interpretations of common musical instruments and create our own dancing program as we bring our music to life through the use of Makey Makey and Scratch. Our final class will include an awesome mini concert from all our students.
Jr. Medieval Defense (Ages 4 - 7)
Do you have it takes to defend your castle and maintain your family's honor- then you are ready for this adventure into Engineering of Medieval Times. We will build our very own castle and then work to defend it by engineering catapults and cannons. Join us in the quest for justice!
Jr. Inventor's Workshop (Ages 4 - 7)
This engaging camp will allow us to invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover how a wind up toy works and design your own robot inside this engaging and creative camp.
Jr. Camp Kelvin (Ages 4 - 7)
Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because at Camp Kelvin, we are engineering designs to help us explore the great outdoors. Build a tent, design waterproof clothing, and so much more. Everyone will go home a happy camper!
App. Hardware Engineering (Ages 8 - 12)
Imagine designing a piano using celery or creating a custom digital training program. Now envision playing video games using just your body, a bit of wire and your own imagination. In our Hardware Engineering program you will engineer your own customized video game controllers using Makey Makey device and materials from your kitchen. Through application of circuitry, acoustical engineering and video game design-you will discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a collaborative environment.
App. EV3 Robotics: Robo Battles (Ages 8 - 12)
Robo Battles curriculum is designed to introduce you to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course, you will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to engage in various battle challenges.
Out of this World (Ages 8 - 12)
Is mankind ready to inhabit the moon- we will be by the end of this week! You will collaborate with your Space State teams to create the safest and most effective community on the moon. Who will acquire enough Astro-Points to be declared the winner? You will explore three fields of engineering this week: aerospace, civil, and chemical to construct a variety of projects that will enable mankind to safely inhabit the moon.
Heroes Week (Ages 8 - 12)
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Heroes Week! You will join other engineers your age as you find ways to protect the world and save mankind in the process. You will join a league of heroes and compete against other leagues by performing engineer-related challenges-such a saving an ecosystem from a potentially lethal oil spill. Only one group will emerge from this week as the ultimate league of superheroes!
Note: Please review the materials list for this program under Forms below.You may use what you have at home, or pay a separate $5 supply fee (below), and the supplies will be mailed to you.
Please note: This program will comply with the most current CDC and State guidelines regarding social distancing and mask wearing.
Jr. Engineering (Ages 4 - 7): VIRTUAL
The Engineering Camp introduces your youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials and movement. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct their own roller coasters, catapults and more! Class will be held through Zoom, so students must have a wifi-enabled computer or tablet.
Jr. Scratch: Space Pioneers (Ages 4 - 7) VIRTUAL
Embark on a fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming! Please note: Students will need a wifi enabled laptop or computer with a microphone.
Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense: Alien Invasion (Ages 8-14): VIRTUAL
This camp will immerse students in the design of our own version of an invader defense game where we will defend against an invasion. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play for characters for our game. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5 to bring our storyboard to life with programming.
3D Printing: Superheroes to the Rescue (Ages 8-14): VIRTUAL
3D Printing and Superheroes both represent boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In 3D Printing: Superheroes to the Rescue, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to create our very own 3D printed Superhero!!! Students will take their hand drawn design and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D!
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