S.T.E.M. ENGINEERING CHALLENGES
Monday, June ? - Friday, June ?, 2023
Morning Session: 9am-12pm
Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:30
Rising Grades 5-6 (as of fall 2023)
A little about what we do:
Our camps provide real engineering, science, and tech knowledge while students engage in all hands-on learning. We keep the class size small (max 12 students) with two teachers in order to provide as much individual attention and learning as possible. Please feel free to email Sarah anytime with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you'll find just a few examples of the hands-on challenges our students will participate in during this camp.
Stable tower challenge: We learn how architects design buildings to withstand forces such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Hands-on challenge: How tall can you build a tower using only a specific set of materials? Then, how stable can you make it? Will it withstand outside forces?
Learning skills: stability, center of gravity, measurement, civil engineering.
Build-A-Barge: We learn how floating vessels are able to carry and move large loads without sinking. Hands-on challenge: Build a boat that moves using the power of our waterproof robotics. Then, how much weight can it hold while pulling the load across a pool before it sinks? Now, race your boat! Who can move the fastest across the water?
Learning skills: properties of buoyant materials, propulsion.
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Gigantic Rube Goldberg Machine: We learn what a Rube Goldberg machine is and why they are so awesome yet ridiculous. As a team, we will build a giant, room-sized Rube Goldberg machine containing many simple machines including pulleys, levers, ramps, and more. Will we be able to make our machine complete a balloon popping task?
Learning skills: simple machines, .