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2019 Engineering For Kids

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?

  • Eighth 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.

Chemical Engineering: Grades 1st-4th
During the Chemical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine various mixtures and solutions with different chemical properties.  They will synthesize their own rocket fuel, investigate the secrets behind color pigmentation, and explore the properties of some ooey gooey mixtures!

SGE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st- 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Mondays Jan 7 - Feb 4 TBD $84
Limit of 20
BME Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays Jan 9 - Feb 6 Computer Lab
Room 220
$95
Limit of 20

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Mechanical Engineering: Grades 1st-4th
During the Mechanical Engineering unit, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, build, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems.  Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics, and durability while constructing roller coasters, catapults, and a rubber band racecar!

PVE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st- 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Mondays Feb 25 - March 11 STEM Room $74
Limit of 20
EE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays Feb 20 - March 13 TBD $84
Limit of 20
SGE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Thursdays Feb 28 - March 14 TBD $74
Limit of 20

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Intro To Coding: Grades 1st-4th
Using the Ozobot Bit, your engineers will be introduced to the world of coding.  The Bit allows for hands on unplugged coding by using an optical sensor to detect color changes in the Bit’s path! With these tiny robots your engineers will learn the basics of how coding works and explore a new side of robotics!

BME Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st- 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Mondays March 18 - April 15 TBD $84
Limit of 20
PVE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays March 20 - April 17 STEM Room $84
Limit of 20
UE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Thursdays March 28 - April 18 STEM Room $74
Limit of 20

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Aerospace Engineering: Grades 1st-4th
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 marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a model blimp that actually takes flight

SGE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st- 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Mondays April 22 - May 13 STEM Room $84
Limit of 20
EE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays April 24 - May 15 Design Lab $84
Limit of 20
BME Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Thursdays April 25 - May 16 Computer Lab 220 $84
Limit of 20

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net