Engineering for Kids - Fall Weekend Workshops
At Engineering for Kids we believe that children are natural born engineers who have unlimited imaginations and unbridled enthusiasm. We offer fun, hands-on learning for children ages 4 to 12. Our activities range from building flashlights and rockets to programming video games and robots. The variety of programming is extraordinary!
Jr. Hardware Engineering: Scratch with Makey Makey (Ages 4-7)
When your favorite song comes on the radio do you sit quiet 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 like drums, piano, guitar, and even a recorder. We will also create our very own dancing program, all through the use of Makey Makey and Scratch, to bring our music to life! The last day will end with a bang, or at least a great mini concert from our students!
Apprentice Hardware Engineering: Digital Interface with Circuitry (Ages 8-12)
In Hardware Engineering, students will use electronics, mechanics, and programming to create custom sensors. They will become hardware engineers, using Scratch programming, Makey Makey circuit boards, and various building materials to design and test their creations. Over the course of the class, we will make a whack-a-mole game, a personalized quiz board, and a device to determine the winner of a race.
Jr. Chemical Engineering: Crazy Concoctions (Ages 4-7)
The Junior Chemical Engineering classes introduce your youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of solids, liquids and solutions. Students investigate the properties of several crazy concoctions and make their own samples of bubbles, play dough, flub, and more!
Apprentice Chemical Engineering: Mix It Up (Ages 8-12)
During the Chemical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine various mixtures and solutions with different chemical properties. They develop solutions to clean up an oil spill, synthesize their own rocket fuel, and investigate the secrets behind color pigmentation.
Please note: During the second Fall Session there is no class on November 29th (Thanksgiving weekend).