Spring '24 Engineering and Tech (NJ)
Engineering and Maker Lab (1st-2nd Grade)
Step into the imaginative world of engineering and artistry! This course invites budding engineers and creatives to explore the fusion of artistic design, inventive thinking, and engineering through a diverse range of hands-on projects. Using Tinkercad, LEDs, motors, and hands-on engineering projects, students will dive into the magic of LEDs, circuitry, batteries, magnetism, and motors! The projects will be different from the previous semester.
Engineering and Tech Lab (2nd-4th Grade)
Unlock the creative genius in your child with this course designed specifically for 2nd to 4th graders! We combine the worlds of engineering, artistry, and innovation through a plethora of hands-on projects tailored to older elementary students. The focus of this course is to build upon the engineering and design process, fostering thinking and tinkering skills in the process. Students will build engineering projects, explore the world of circuitry, design a 3D printed project using Tinkercad, and create their own real world invention. The projects will be different from the previous semester.
Tech Creator Lab (3rd-6th Grade)
Step into the future with our Tech Creator Lab, a dynamic course designed to ignite the imaginations and technical skills of 3rd to 6th graders! This innovative class brings together the best of both worlds—engineering and coding—to offer a holistic STEM experience. From constructing a motorized bot, to designing their own video games, students will work on an array of cutting-edge projects that blend mechanical engineering with computer science! We'll dive into robotics, using platforms like Vex and Microbit, enabling students to program robots that can perform complex tasks. On the coding side, students will be introduced to block-based programming languages like Scratch, as well as beginner-friendly text-based languages like Python. This course is open to new and continuing students that meet the grade level requirements.