Engineering for Kids

STEAM Classes @ Independence 

For ages 5yrs. to 14 yrs.

STEAM Club II Classes:  Ages 5yrs. to 14 yrs.
Dates: Saturday May 18
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost /Per Registration: $24.99

The Engineering for Kids curriculum has been designed to bring science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M), to kids ages 41/2 to 14, in a fun, engaging, and challenging way. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world! By its nature, the study of robotics and engineering activities not only encompass all four pillars of STEM education, but will also encourage important skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. During our Saturday classes your child will be fully engaged in a project from one of our amazing STEAM topics. They will face interesting challenges, brainstorm, construct, create, and most of all have fun!! Through both robotics and STEAM education we provide children with the important building blocks necessary to use their mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively and reason systematically.

Engineering for Kids STEAM Club Curriculum Topics

Makey Makey™ Musical Adventures
Saturday, April 13th  |  10:00am to 11:30am
Do you dance around and play the air drum solo? In Musical Adventures with Scratch and Makey Makey™, we are going to explore how different sounds are created and we will create our own interpretations of common musical instruments like drums, piano, guitar, and even a recorder. Through the use of Makey Makey™ and Scratch you can bring music to life! 

Civil Engineering
Saturday, April 27th  | 10:00am to 11:30am
Building of Cities- During our Civil Engineering program, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a Truss bridge designed to withstand the greatest force. They examine several different types of bridge designs and discover how the forces of tension, compression, bending, torsion, and shear are distributed throughout their structures.

Engineering and Robotics
Saturday, May 4th | 10:00am to 11:30am
Students will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions for several projects using the engineering design process. Students will also discover the many uses of motors and sensors as they learn about building and coding their own Lego® robotics by using our computers to program their completed models. 

Aerospace Engineering

Saturday, May 11th | 10:00am to 11:30am

This program introduces our young engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.

Forensic Engineering
Saturday, May 18th | 10:00am to 11:30am
Become a forensics engineer and find out who stole the blueprints for a secret, new design. Using principles of investigative science and forensic engineering, students will analyze evidence in the simulated crime scene using math, science, and technology.

Registration is required to reserve a spot.
For more information call (804) 404-3355 or email us at [email protected]