Wicked Cool For Kids - STEM Camps
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April Vacation Week:
Engineering & Electricity
Wicked Cool Engineers will be put to the task of building things that move. We’ll learn about the engineering and design process to build balloon powered cars, hovercrafts and aerodynamic flyers. Design a system to protect a passenger from flying out of a car when it crashes! We’ll also examine the science of how things move by looking at Newton’s laws of motion. Kids will also build basic circuits and experiment with insulators and conductors as we shift our focus to electricity. Each day we’ll build new projects using the SNAP circuit system, integrating switches, bulbs and other components for an electrifying time.
What LEGO challenges do kids love? Our LEGO Engineering program includes STEM-based challenges and free-building. We will build mechanisms that incorporate gears, flywheels, and cams to build amazing contraptions. We’ll crank up the fun using creativity to build with
LEGOs in problem solving challenges. Kids can design a spinning eggbeater or create a car to carry LEGO bricks.
Make it a full day! Merge LEGOs with machine power to create a power car, dragster, and dog bot!
WEDO LEGO Robotics 2.0:
Learn to program free roaming LEGO robots and make science come to life! Get in gear with LEGO’s new iPad updated software to build Milo the science rover and other fun untethered robots. In the morning, explore guided robotics projects to create an earthquake shake table to test house designs. Next, create a bot to sort and recycle items.
Make it a full day! Design your own specialized bots that use sensors to explore space or create a safe wildlife crossing.
Minecraft Mania is a blend of virtual learning and companion, hands-on activities that explore science and engineering using the Minecraft game. Use an interactive
avatar to investigate a game-based educational environment. Engage in both computer and real-world activities covering geology, engineering, physics, and biology. Learn about the properties of rocks and minerals and take home your own rock collection. Use your skills to build skyscrapers and simple machines and plant your own crops in fun experiential trials.
(For children entering grades 1-5)
Half Day (9am-noon)
and Full day (9am-4pm) available
The camp is offered in collaboration with Wicked Cool for Kids. Wicked Cool for Kids is an education company that specializes in customized enrichment programs in science, art, and technology for kids through 6th grade.
9:00-9:30 Get in the Groove: games and crafts promoting social interaction
10:30-11:00 Snack, outside play
11:00-12:00 Lesson (Morning sessions ends)
2:00-2:30 Snack, Outside, Free play
3:30-4:00 Finish projects, clean-up, free play