Engineering for Kids

Engineering for Kids®

 

Engineering for Kids® Lake County is pleased to partner with the Lindenhurst Park District this winter. Engineering For Kids® brings the wonder and excitement of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to children ages 4-14 through a variety of hands-on learning experiences. 

Jr. Musical Adventures with Scratch Programming and Makey Makey

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When your favorite song comes on the radio, do you sit quietly or do you dance around and play the air drum solo? In Musical Adventures with Scratch and Makey Makey we will explore how different sounds are created, create our own interpretations of common musical instruments like drums, piano, guitar, and even a recorder, and create our very own dancing program, all through the use of Makey Makey and Scratch to bring our music to life. The last day will end with a bang, or at least a really great mini concert from all of our students!

Age PreK-2nd Grade
Location Lippert Community Center
Session Apr. 17 - May 22
Day Mondays (6 classes)
Time 4:45pm-5:45pm
Fee $120-R, $132-NR
Min/Max 6/12
Code 211518A

Apprentice/Master Electrical Engineering

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The curriculum for the Electrical Engineering program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of circuit design, building, and maintenance through various hands-on activities. Students will walk away with an in-depth knowledge on basic circuits.

Age 3rd-8th Grade
Location Lippert Community Center
Session Apr. 17 - May 22
Day Mondays (6 classes)
Time 6:00pm-7:30pm
Fee $150-R, $165-NR
Min/Max 6/12
Code 211518B

Junior Twisted Fairy Tales

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Ever wonder how we got to the Happily Ever After in traditional fairy tales? Students will explore a few fairy tales from different points of view and engage in activities to investigate solutions for each fairy tale’s obstacles. In the Twisted Fairy Tales Camp, we will design a getaway vehicle for the heroine from Kate and the Beanstalk, help the Three Billy Goats Fluff devise a method to cross the bridge quietly and not wake the Troll, and construct an edible reef from candy to protect the Three Little Fish from the Big Bad Shark. Join us as we explore the Engineering of Fairy Tales!

Age 5-7
Location Lippert Community Center
Session Jul. 10-Jul. 14
Day Monday - Friday
Time 9:00am-12:00pm
Fee $195-R, $205-NR
Min/Max 6/12
Code 211518C

Junior Robotics Engineering: Kelvin's Amusement Park

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We use simple machines everyday, but many times without even recognizing them. In Junior Robotics: Kelvin's Amusement Park, students will explore the basic concepts of simple machines and how we use them to achieve even our most grandiose goals. Students will use LEGO WeDoTM construction and resource kits to produce new and exciting builds that will be used to create Kelvin’s Amusement Park!

Age 5-7
Location Lippert Community Center
Session Jul. 10-Jul. 14
Day Monday - Friday
Time 1:00pm-4:00pm
Fee $195-R, $205-NR
Min/Max 6/12
Code 211518D

Apprentice/Master 3D Game Design - Kodu Kart Racing

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Race to the finish and create your own racing game in Microsoft’s Kodu gaming environment. From terrain design to enemy selection, students are placed at the wheel and given full control to design their own video game while exploring the foundations of coding. Kick your creativity in gear with Kodu Kart Racing.

Age 8-14
Location Lippert Community Center
Session Jul. 31 - Aug. 4
Day Monday - Friday
Time 9:00am-12:00pm
Fee $195-R, $205-NR
Min/Max 6/12
Code 211518E

Apprentice/Master LEGO® Robotics: Mission to Mars

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This LEGO® Robotics: Mission to Mars camp is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to explore a distant planet.

Age 8-14
Location Lippert Community Center
Session Jul. 31 - Aug. 4
Day Monday - Friday
Time 1:00pm-4:00pm
Fee $195-R, $205-NR
Min/Max 6/12
Code 211518F