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Our Engineering series is imaginative and engaging. We cover the principles of design and engineering, plus allow students the opportunity to be creative with their builds, engaging in trial and error along with testing, analysis and conclusions. Each session brings a new set of challenges, but students will always learn to problem-solve with engineering skills for the future!

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TUE - 1:45 - 2:45 PM | FRI – 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Skill Level


Grade Level

Gr 3-5

Session 1


Session 2

TUE: Nov 5, 2019 - Jan 14, 2020 [1:45 - 2:45 PM]
(No class on Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31)
FRI: Nov 8, 2019 - Jan 17, 2020 [10:00 - 11:00 AM]
(No class on Nov 29, Dec 27, Jan 3)

Machines: Machines are at the heart of nearly every engineering project. In this series, younger students will learn the major types, how they work and how to build and utilize a variety of simple machines each week, including pulleys, levers, wheels and axles, inclined planes, screws and wedges, all to understand concepts of mechanical advantage, friction, conservation of energy and more!


Week 1:

What is a machine?: Students are introduced to the concept of machines and how they integrate into our everyday lives.

Week 2:

Pulleys: Students learn how to build a pulley, the forces they alleviate, and how they make work easier!

Week 3:

Levers: Students learn how to build a lever, the forces they alleviate, and how to use them to lift objects heavier than the force exerted!

Week 4:

Wheels and axles: The mechanics of wheels and axles are shown to build a small car they can race at the end of class!

Week 5:

Inclined Planes: Students are challenged to imagine how to use an inclined plane to solve a problem.

Week 6:

Building Week I: Students begin to design and build a Rube Goldberg device that gets an egg from one end of the table to the other without breaking!

Week 7:

Building Week II: Students continue to build their machines for final challenge week.

Week 8:

Challenge Week: Students take all they've learned to finally get the egg from one end of the table to the other without breaking (hopefully)!

Session 3

TUE: Jan 21, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 [1:45 - 2:45 PM]
FRI: Jan 24, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020 [10:00 - 11:00 AM]

Session 4

TUE: Mar 17, 2020 - May 19, 2020 [1:45 - 2:45 PM]
(No class on Mar 31, Apr 7)
FRI: Mar 20, 2020 - May 22, 2020 [10:00 - 11:00 AM]
(No class on Apr 3, Apr 10)

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