Fall '24 Engineering and Tech (NJ)


Science Innovation (K-1st)

Our Science Innovation class for Kindergarten and 1st-grade students introduces young minds to the fascinating world of engineering through hands-on projects and fun activities. In this course, students will explore fundamental engineering principles by building and testing a shooting ball net, learning about force and trajectory. They will experiment with a balance scale, discovering concepts of weight, balance, and measurement. The highlight of the class is designing and constructing a motorized vacuum machine, which teaches basic mechanics, circuits, and problem-solving. Through these engaging projects, students develop critical thinking, creativity, and a love for science and engineering.

Engineering & Maker Lab (1st-3rd)

​​Our Maker Lab class is an exciting journey into the world of engineering, 3D printing, and design, perfect for budding young inventors. In this hands-on course, students will dive into the fundamentals of engineering by designing and building their own mini cars, learning about aerodynamics and mechanics along the way. They'll explore the fascinating principles of magnetism through interactive projects that demonstrate magnetic fields and forces. Additionally, students will take on the challenge of creating a functional drinking fountain, incorporating elements of circuitry, and 3D printing to bring their innovative designs to life. This class encourages creativity, problem-solving, and a passion for making, empowering students to turn their ideas into reality.

Engineering and Tech Lab (2nd-4th)

Our Engineering and Tech Lab class for 2nd to 4th graders is an engaging, hands-on journey into the world of engineering and technology. Students will explore the exciting possibilities of 3D printing, designing and creating their own unique projects. They'll delve into electrical engineering by constructing a traffic light circuit, learning about circuitry and control systems. Additionally, students will harness renewable energy by building a solar-powered fan, gaining insights into solar technology and sustainability. This dynamic class encourages creativity, critical thinking, and a passion for innovation, providing a strong foundation in engineering and technology.

Tech Creator Lab (3rd-6th)

Our Tech Creator Lab class is designed for students in grades 3-6 who are eager to explore the dynamic world of technology through hands-on projects and creative challenges. This exciting course integrates 3D printing, coding, and engineering, allowing young tech enthusiasts to bring their innovative ideas to life. Students will dive into electrical engineering by building parallel and series circuits, gaining a solid understanding of how electricity flows. They'll also design and construct a motorized Wheel of Fortune game, combining coding and mechanics for a fun, interactive experience. Additionally, students will participate in competition style challenges with Vex Robotics. This comprehensive lab fosters creativity, critical thinking, and a deep passion for technology, empowering students to become the tech creators of tomorrow.

Design Bar and 3D Printing Lab (1st-4th)

Our Design Bar and 3D Printing Lab class invites young inventors to dive into the exciting world of STEAM-based projects, combining creativity with cutting-edge technology. Students will brainstorm and bring to life their own "inventions" using our state-of-the-art 3D printers and laser cutter. This hands-on class encourages imaginative thinking and problem-solving as students design, prototype, and create unique projects, from intricate models to functional gadgets. With a focus on engineering, art, and technology, this class is the perfect platform for aspiring inventors to explore their ideas and develop valuable skills in a collaborative and innovative environment.