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SATURDAY, Vacation &  SUMMER
STEM PROGRAMs

Give your son or daughter the opportunity to develop their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Our STEM program surrounds them with the latest tech, inspirational mentors, and a respectful community. It provides an opportunity for engaging, hands-on learning. All programs take place at Code & Circuit's classroom in Amesbury center. 

SUMMER PRograms

We are excited to offer 5 weeks of Summer STEM Programs at Code & Circuit for 2017! Summer STEM focuses on unique problem solving challenges that will include designing, building, testing, and reiterating. LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics kits paired with ScratchX coding software designed by Code & Circuit and MIT will be used.

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Please pack a lunch and water. Thursdays we celebrate with a Pizza Lunch!

  • Monday - Thursday
  • 9AM -  2PM
  • Summer sessions are divided by grade level* 
  • Cost: $295 until March 1st. $345 after March 1st.

Grade specified below is grade being entered.

Week 1 — July 10-13
Grades 3-5

WEEK 2 — JULY 17-20
GRADES 6-8

WEEK 3 — JULY 24-27
GRADES 3-5

WEEK 4 — JULY 31-August 3
GRADES 6-8

WEEK 5 — August 7-10
Open to all grade levels

*Let us know if you have siblings in different age groups who would like to be together so we can determine how best to accommodate them. 

APRIL break 2-day program

These 2-day programs are abbreviated versions of the summer program. We’ll explore educational and interactive tech topics including 3D printing, the Scratch programming language, LEGO EV3, and video-making on iPads.

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Please pack a lunch and water. 

  • Monday - Tuesday
  • 10AM - 2PM
  • Cost: $150
Showing off a completed LEGO EV3 robot.

Showing off a completed LEGO EV3 robot.

Our STEM programs are a really REALLY fun way for your kids to meet new people.

Our STEM programs are a really REALLY fun way for your kids to meet new people.

GRADES 3-7
MONDAY & TUESDAY OF April BREAK

SATURDAY PROGRAMS

Come and join us for one or more fun Saturdays filled with digital design, code and robotics. We'll work with 3D printing, the Scratch programming language, LEGO EV3, and video-making on iPads.

These Saturdays are a great way to get a jump start on our STEM program in advance of the summer 4 day program!

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  • Saturday
  • 10AM - 2PM
  • Cost $75

Please pack a lunch and water.

GRADES 3-7
SATURDAYS
 

 

STEM PROGRAM ACTIVITIES Details

Instructor Shawn MacDonald Returning for his 3rd summer, local STEM teacher Shawn MacDonald will be leading the Summer STEM program. Assisting him will be local high school students. 

Instructor Shawn MacDonald

Returning for his 3rd summer, local STEM teacher Shawn MacDonald will be leading the Summer STEM program. Assisting him will be local high school students. 

SCRATCH

Students will be introduced to the popular educational programming language known as Scratch, a product of the MIT Media Lab. With Scratch, participants will program interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community. We also use Scratch to control our LEGO robotics.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. 

 

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

Participants will use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. The LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Intelligent Brick is a powerful computer that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback. Working in small groups of 2-3, kids are encouraged to brainstorm in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating. This is an excellent way of teaching them to communicate and cooperate. It also provides hands-on experience with the fundamentals of robotics (sensors, motors, and intelligent units). 

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3D Printing

Discover another world — 3D printing! Dream of, design and print creations on our 3D printer. Participants will learn the ins and outs of the 3D printer, learn to design in TinkerCad, and take home their very own printed object.

AND MORE!

We will also use games and applications found on our iPads to control high tech programmable toys such as Sphero SPRK. The goals are to have fun, be safe, and explore the Engineering Design Process through the interactive technology and equipment at the Lab!

KEY LEARNING CONNECTIONS

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  • Learn and use engineering design process skills
     
  • Understand and use mathematical skills and concepts, such as proportions and ratios, graphing data, and multi-digit computation
     
  • Apply knowledge of science concepts, such as speed and power, motion and stability, and forces and interactions
     
  • Understand the core concepts of technology
     
  • Understand the role of troubleshooting, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving
     
  • Demonstrate creative thinking and construct knowledge using technology
     
  • Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively