Course Descriptions

Early Simple Machines

From ages 4 to 6 years our students do the Early Simple Machines course.

This is the first step on our robotics and programming journey.We use the bulkier LEGO Duplo blocks for easier handling for small hands. While our students enjoy playing they learn about forces, structures and basic mechanical systems, like:

  • LeversLEGO Early Simple Machines
  • Gears
  • Pulleys
  • Wheels and axles
  • Wedges
  • Inclined planes
  • Screws

Our curriculum is written and classes given by an engineer for that inquiring mind that asks questions out of the box! Our students learn a new engineering concept each lesson.

WeDo Robotics

LEGO WeDo

From ages 7 to 8 students do the WeDo course. This course is an introduction to working with computers and starts the LEGO building process. Kids build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, connect them to a computer and use a simple tool to program behavior. Our students work with a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities and develop skills within:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Language and literacy

Mechanical Systems

LEGO Mechanical SystemsFrom ages 8 to 12 we focus on mechanical side of engineering. We look into the 6 simple machines in more depth:

  • Pulleys and gears
  • Levers
  • Wheels and axles
  • Wedges
  • Incline planes
  • Screws

We teach you how to build various contraptions and make them come alive. This is the foundation of your robot.

Robotics

LEGO Mindstorm robotics

From ages 10 and up we introduce students to robotics and programming with the LEGO Mindstorm system. We use a very easy yet powerful drag and drop program (Labview) to create logic for your robot with input and output processing and a control system. The course focus on developing:

  • Logical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Design
  • Mathematics