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. No experience is required.
SUMMER STEM PRograms Grades 3-8
We are excited to offer 4 weeks of Summer STEM Programs at Code & Circuit for 2018! 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.
Please pack a lunch and water. Thursdays we celebrate with a Pizza Lunch!
Summer is over. Catch us in 2019!
STEM PROGRAM ACTIVITIES Details
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).
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.
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
- 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