2017 Engineering For Kids - Fall Term
Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning and development of their problem solving skills. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!
All of our classes align with the following National Standards for STEM education: Common Core Math, Next Generation Science, ITEEA(International Technology and Engineering Educators Association), STL(Standards of Technological Literacy), NSES(National Science Education Standards), and NCTM(National Council for Teachers of Mathematics).
Did You Know?
Eight graders with and interest in STEM education are 3x more likely to pursue degrees in those careers.
STEM related jobs are expected to grow by 17% from 2008-2018, while non-stem jobs are only expected to grow by 9.8%.
Engineering ranks 11th out of 19 in a list of careers teen students are familiar with.
By simply exposing children to engineering at a younger age they are 2x as likely to be interested in engineering as a career.
Aerospace Engineering: During the Aerospace Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a shock absorbing system designed to protect two marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a model blimp that actually takes flight!
Marine Engineering: During the Marine Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles. Students construct working prototypes that teach and reinforce the concepts of above water transportation, underwater exploration, and harnessing the power of water. Students will build a boat powered by water, Cartesian divers, and even explore the coral reefs.
Robotics - Robo Olympics: One of the biggest challenges facing robotics engineers is that the robot knows only what is written into its program. Then the design of the robot must also be capable of performing the task at hand. In this unit, students will experience both the designing and programming roles of being a robotics engineer. This Robotics Robo Olympics curriculum will introduce students to the concepts of designing, adapting, and programming their robots to compete in various challenges, such as basketball shooting, tug of war, and even sumo wrestling!
Instructor: Lacy Ogles | firstname.lastname@example.org