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STEM LABS: ENGINEERING - SCHOLAR (1 session)



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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Date/Time

THU - 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Skill Level

Scholar

Ages
Grade Level

12-14
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]

Session 4

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

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