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We teach students the principals of engineering, applied physics, along with 3D design/printing, then have them engage in various engineering projects, including bridges, vehicles, levers, pulleys, gears, drives, and more! They'll take what they've learned over the first six weeks to then invent, build and compete in creative projects in the final two weeks!

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THU - 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Skill Level


Grade Level

Gr 6-8

Session 1

THU: Sep 12, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]

Builders, Engineers & Inventors


Week 1:

Building Bridges 1: Students learn different types of bridges and begin to engineer a bridge that spans between two points and will hold weight.

Week 2:

Building Bridges 2: Students compete with their bridges from Week 1, adding weight to test their limits!

Week 3:

Race Car 3D Design: Students design car parts that will be printed and then used for their own race car.

Week 4:

Race Car 3D Printing: Students learn how 3D printers work and then utilize their designed car parts to race each other on a racetrack!

Week 5:

Pulleys & Levers: Students build basic mechanisms with levers that can be used for increasing an applied force or changing the direction of motion.

Week 6:

Gears & Drives: Students build basic gear to learn how they can reduce or increase speed, change force, or transfer motion from one position to another.

Week 7:

Simple Machines 1: Students take what they've learned in prior weeks to build and race a vehicle powered by elastic energy.

Week 8:

Simple Machines 2: Students invent and build a mechanism to lift an egg 1 ft off the floor without breaking it!

Session 2

THU: Nov 7, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]
(No class on Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2)

Egg Mission Possible or Impossible?

Challenge Accepted! Inspired by Science Olympiad™ events, students are presented with a mission over this 8-week session to engineer a combination of solutions - with emphasis on trial and error, they must design, build, test and transport a raw egg from one, elevated point to another, over an opening and through obstacles, using machines they build (ramps, levers, pulleys, bridges, vehicles) and being as creative as they want to be. Fun, challenging and more fun!

Week 1:

Engineering & Design Process Solutions: Students will learn the fundamentals of the engineering design process and then be introduced to the "Egg Mission" challenge.

Week 2:

Design & Building Day 1: Students begin to design their solutions to the "Egg Mission" and begin building their first machine.

Week 3:

Building Day 2: Students will continue building their machine solutions for the mission.

Week 4:

Building Day 3: Students will continue building their machine solutions for the mission.

Week 5:

Building Day 4 & Testing: Students will finalize building their machine solutions for the mission and begin to test their functions.

Week 6:

Testing & Redesign: Students test and redesign/rebuild if necessary.

Week 7:

Testing Final Design: Students test their final design builds for the final mission!

Week 8:

Mission Possible!: Our "Engineer Agents" successfully execute the mission by transporting a raw egg over and through the obstacle course to its final, elevated destination without it cracking (hopefully) and before time runs out.

Session 3

THU: Jan 23, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]

STEMopolis - Building a City of the Future

This unique workshop series offers students an opportunity to plan, design and build a scale model of an entire futuristic city, complete with buildings, housing, public transport, airport, amusement park, green spaces, and more - all while learning the fundamentals of architecture, engineering, and other municipal infrastructure elements. At the end of the session, we'll have a professional architect visit and let us know how we did!

Week 1:

Introduction to City Infrastructure: Students are introduced to the fundamentals and major elements of municipal planning, including energy, resources and environmental elements, and begin planning their futuristic city.

Week 2:

Modeling: Students learn different techniques, including wood, paper and plastic products that will enable them to create their model, and begin to model their city.

Week 3:

3D Modeling: Students use 3D modeling software to design certain elements of their futuristic city, and continue modeling their city.

Week 4:

Major Architecture & Engineering: Students will learn how major architectural structures, such as skyscrapers, bridges and airports are built, and continue modeling.

Week 5:

Building Week 5: Students continue to design and build their city.

Week 6:

Building Week 6: Students continue to design and build their city.

Week 7:

Building Week 7: Students continue to design and build their city.

Week 8:

Future City: A professional city planning architect will review their design and modeling and answer questions from the students. Parents are welcome to attend too!

Session 4

THU: Mar 19, 2020 - May 21, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]
(No class on Apr 2, Apr 9)

Seafarers Exploration 2020

This session is all about exploring the sea with a project-based learning approach. Students will build a mini-submarine to identify various fish species and observe their behaviors; clean up ocean plastic with robots; and study echolocation models to help mammals avoid human dangers. Young oceanographers, bring your curiosity and engineering skills!

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