Engineering For Kids

IT’S ELECTRIC! ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 

From light bulbs to smart phones, electricity powers the world around us. In this week long program, we will discuss how electricity works. Over the course of the week, we will create our own functioning magnets, circuits, and even a wind turbine! 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $140(R) / $155(NR) (4-5 classes) 
  • #11260 Mon-Thu Jul 18 - Jul 21 9:30am-12:30pm 
  • #11261 Mon-Fri Aug 8 - Aug 12 9:30am-12:30pm 

ELECTRONIC GAME DESIGN, PLATFORM GAMES 

Papa’s Pizzeria is the busiest it has ever been. In Electronic Game Design: Pizza Delivery, we will create our own version of a platform game that will require players to collect ingredients, make pizza and serve all of the hungry customers. 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 camp, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game! 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $140(R) / $155(NR) (4-5 classes)  
  • #11273 Mon-Thu Jul 18 - Jul 21 1:30pm-4:30pm 
  • #11274 Mon-Fri Aug 8 - Aug 12 1:30pm-4:30pm 

MASTER MACHINES! MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

During the Mechanical Engineering unit, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics, and durability while constructing roller coasters, eggstreme defense vehicles, and more! 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $140(R) / $155(NR) (5 classes) 
  • #11264 Mon-Fri Aug 1 - Aug 5 9:30am-12:30pm 

SURVIVOR WEEK

Welcome to Survivor: Engineer’s Cove! Students in this camp will find themselves stranded on an abandoned island filled with perilous obstacles-dark caves, wild animals, cold temperatures, little food, and separation from the comforts of home. They will work collaboratively with their tribe members to compete against other tribes in specific engineering-related projects aimed at trying to survive the harsh island conditions and escape to their freedom. The tribe with the most points at the end of the week will claim the honor of Survivor: Engineer’s Cove winner. 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $140(R) / $155(NR) (4-5 classes) 
  • #11242 Mon-Fri Jul 25 - Jul 29 9:30am-12:30pm 

OUT OF THIS WORLD ENGINEERING WEEK 

Is mankind ready to inhabit the moon? With a little help from Engineering for Kids students, humans will be prepared to take up residence by the end of the week! Students will collaborate with their Space State teams to create the safest and most effective community on the moon. Which team will earn enough Astro-Points to be declared the winner? 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $140(R) / $155(NR) (4-5 classes) 
  • #11240 Mon-Fri Aug 15 - Aug 19 9:30am-12:30pm 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (SCRATCH) 

What’s more fun than playing an interactive video game? Writing one! Video sensing allows students to design and program their own video games. In this Scratch program, students work together to create their own games, art and musical instruments while exploring coding foundations. Get up and get moving with Engineering for Kids and Scratch: Video Sensing! 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $140(R) / $155(NR) (4-5 classes) 
  • #11277 Mon-Fri Jul 25 - Jul 29 1:30pm-4:30pm 
  • #11278 Mon-Fri Aug 15 - Aug 19 1:30pm-4:30pm 

URBAN INNOVATIONS WITH MINECRAFT 

Design, create and make your very own city come alive using Minecraft! In this camp, kids will explore a variety of themes centered around scientific, sustainable, innovative, and futuristic city planning and design. Kids will immerse themselves in Minecraft while applying the Engineering for Kids design process to create a model of their very own, futuristic, sustainable city. On the last day, students will learn how to pitch their ideas and launch their designs to a larger audience to participate in an EFK global design competition! 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $140(R) / $155(NR) (5 classes) 
  • #11271 Mon-Fri Aug 1 - Aug 5 1:30pm-4:30pm 

LEGO ROBOTICS: MISSION TO MARS

Blast off with Lego Robotics! Kids will build their own Lego Mars rovers and program them to perform a number of out of this world tasks. 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $120(R) / $135(NR) (4 classes) 
  • #11590 Thu Sep 8 - Oct 13* 4:30pm-6pm *No class Sep 15 or Sep 29 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (SCRATCH)

Learn to code and the fundamentals of game design using the MIT developed, highly acclaimed Scratch platform! Kids will code their own games from the ground up. 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $120(R) / $135(NR) (5 classes) 
  • #11556 Mon Sep 12 - Oct 17* 4:30pm-6pm *No class Oct 10 

IT’S ELECTRIC! ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

From light bulbs to smart phones, electricity powers the world around us. In this week long program, we will discuss how electricity works. Over the course of the week, we will create our own functioning magnets, circuits, and even a wind turbine! 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $120(R) / $135(NR) (5 classes) 
  • #11591 Thu Oct 20 - Nov 17 4:30pm-6pm 

ELECTRONIC GAME DESIGN, INVADER DEFENSE

Build, design, and play old school arcade hits! Kids will design and program all aspects of their games, including sprites and backgrounds, using the game building software Clickteam Fusion. 

  • Ages: 7-14 yrs. 
  • Fees: $120(R) / $135(NR) (5 classes) 
  • #11589 Mon Oct 24 - Nov 21 4:30pm-6pm