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July 14-18, 2014: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fun with Fairy Tales

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 4-5

Instructor: Kristen Johnson

Tuition: $195

Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Jack and the Bean Stalk: What do these all have in common? They are famous fairy tales. Come learn about a variety of fairy tales while creating these beloved stories with LEGO®. Participants will listen to many different fairytales and will develop their own creations based upon the fairy tale of the day. Participants will work with the instructor to develop their own fairy tale. They will produce their own fairy tale book and will use LEGO® to build scenes from their very own tale!

Available Spaces: 3

WeDo It Write with WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 5-6

Instructor: Pat Whittaker

Tuition: $270
This course is designed for “little LEGO® lovers” who enjoy building with LEGO® materials and having opportunities to share what they have learned. Participants will be introduced to the very basic elements of robotic programming through the LEGO® WeDo Program which encourages participants to investigate, create, problem solve, and share their thoughts through discussion and creative writing. Their robot models and stories will be shared during our LEGO® LOVERS THEATER presentation.

Available Spaces: 0

Introduction to LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 6-7

Instructor: Gretchen Mollison

Tuition: $270

Create all sorts of robots! Participants will learn the basics of the LEGO® WeDo robotics set and will build and program many different animals and machines.

Available Spaces: 0

Energize with Energy

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Age: 7-8

Instructor: Shirley Versemann

Tuition: $195

Charge up our summer while playing around with different forms of energy. We’ll pull, push, race, lift, and have fun during our study of many types and uses of energy including horizontal yo-yos, Newton’s cars, and rocket (balloon) powered race cars.

Available Spaces: 10

Creative Writing with LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 8-9
Instructor: Carin Rook
Tuition: $270
Ready for to write a story based on your robotic creations?  Let’s go!  We will be creating working LEGO® WeDo robots and writing awesome creative stories to bring them to life.  Bring your exciting ideas and join us for some writing and building fun!

Available Spaces: 4

Stop Motion Animated Movies

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 8-10

Instructor: Michael Dragoni

Tuition: $195

In this class, students will learn to bring their stories to life by using stop-motion animation.  Using professional cameras and techniques, students will create motion videos out of time-sequence pictures.  No prior experience in animation required. After learning the basics of storytelling and character development, students will write, develop, and produce a short film starring LEGO® figures using LEGO® built scenes.  Their final product is a well-edited movie with sound and voice.  Students will recreate a fairy tale.

Available Spaces: 0

Fun and Games with the LEGO® NXT

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 9-11
Instructor: Karen Engelkenjohn
Tuition:  $270
Game on! Participants in this class will work in teams of two to build and program robots to run obstacle courses and play a variety of games such as: Follow the Leader, Baseball, and Sumo. Students will develop engineering and technology skills using the gears, motors, and sensors for the LEGO® NXT robots. Some NXT experience is helpful.

Available Spaces: 0

NXT Robotics Sumo Wrestling

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 10-12

Instructor: Evan Goff

Tuition: $270

Design a sumo wrestling LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robot to grapple processor-to-processor and force your opponent outside the ring. Implement effective programming strategies to leverage the robotic sensors you have chosen and earn the rank of yokozuna (“grand champion”). Students will learn how to use ultrasonic, touch, light and other useful NXT sensors that will be helpful in the design of their sumo wrestling NXT robots. Robust programming design will be emphasized, including the use of NXT loops, switch statements and data wiring. Dynamic use of variables will also be taught with the intent of showing students how to account for different scenarios their robots might encounter… Ganbatte!

Available Spaces: 0

FIRST® LEGO® League Competition Simulation with LEGO® NXT Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 10-13
Instructor: Kathie Reuter
Tuition: $270
Compete! Participants will receive an introduction to the LEGO® NXT robotics set while they design, build, and program a LEGO® NXT robot. Participants will compete with their robot in missions on a past FIRST® LEGO® League competition field.

Available Spaces: 8

EV3 Robotics

Price: $290.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Instructor: Mike Beck

Ages: 12-15

Tuition: $290

Lego’s latest Mindstorms robotics kits will allow you to create a rover controlled by another brick. The rover will use sensors to take readings and send data back to the controller using the brick’s on board Bluetooth capabilities. You will program both the rover and the controller and determine what kind of missions your ROV will take on.

Available Spaces: 0

Creative Construction with WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 7-8
Instructor: Jessica Kammerer
Tuition: $270
Get creative with STEM learning! Working in groups of two, participants will use LEGO® WeDo robotics with expansion sets to build models that will develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Once familiar with the basics, participants will be encouraged get creative with their model designs and programs.

Available Spaces: 0


 

July 14-18, 2014: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Traveling Transportation

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 4-5

Instructor: Kristen Johnson

Tuition: $195

Planes, trains, boats, automobiles, and space craft are a few of the ways we travel through our world and beyond. Participants will explore and use LEGO®s to build a series of different means of transportation. Participants will also listen to stories about different types of transportation. As a final project for the week, participants will use their creativity to create new modes of transportation. They will also develop a short story to accompany their new creation! This session will be an exciting trip, exploring transportation!

Available Spaces: 0

Wild Animals with LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 6-7
Instructor: Carin Rook
Tuition: $270
Come join us on a Wild Animal adventure as we create robotic animals with LEGO® WeDo and learn about their behaviors and wild habitats.  Use your imagination to create a new creature for your classmates to discover.  It is sure to be a ROOAAARRRing good time!

Available Spaces: 0

Playground Engineering with LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 7-8

Instructor: Jessica Kammerer

Tuition: $270

Have you ever had a great idea for an invention? In this course, participants will learn the basic steps of the engineering design process to create new inventions. We will look at different pieces of playground equipment for inspiration, and then participants will be challenged to design, construct, and program their own playground pieces using the LEGO® WeDo kits.

Available Spaces: 0

LEGO® WeDo Robotics Challenge

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 7-9

Instructor: Gretchen Mollison

Tuition: $270

Catapult to success! Participants in this class will be engaged with building machines to meet a challenging task such as launching a paper ball a long distance and creating a car that can run straight up a steep ramp.

Available Spaces: 0

Math Games Master

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 9-11

Instructor: Kim Lewis

Tuition: $195

Students will enjoy exploring algebraic concepts through the use of hands-on experiments, competitions and online gaming. Concepts may include, but will not be limited to balancing equations, solving for unknown variables, fluency in algebraic thinking and problem solving.

Available Spaces: 9

The Chemistry of Lunch

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 9-11

Instructor: Prof. Jennifer Yukna

Tuition: $195

From the super delicious to the super stinky, this class will take chemistry to your nose and taste buds. Learn the chemistry and physics behind a variety of food products from making diet soda explode to making ice cream with liquid nitrogen

Available Spaces: 5

NXT Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 9-12

Instructor: Mike Beck

Tuition: $270

Create an interactive robotic creature that can mimic live animals. Wild robots may strike when threatened or find their way through their maze-like lair. Pets will come when you call them, perform tricks, and react to other creatures. Sensors of all types will be used along with programming featuring switches, loops, and logic blocks, so your creature can react to the environment around them.

Available Spaces: 0

Crime Scene Investigation: What Does the Evidence Say?

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 10-12

Instructor: Shirley Versemann

Tuition: $195

Look at evidence through the eyes of science. Students will be asked to collect and interpret evidence while developing skills of observation, experimentation, and logical thinking while working to solve a “crime”. Students will investigate hair samples, fingerprints, clothing samples, footprint castings, tire tracks, and more.

Available Spaces: 11

Stop Motion Animated Movies

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 10-12

Instructor: Michael Dragoni

Tuition: $195

In this class, students will learn to bring their stories to life by using stop-motion animation.  Using professional cameras and techniques, students will create motion videos out of time-sequence pictures.  No prior experience in animation required. After learning the basics of storytelling and character development, students will write, develop, and produce a short film starring LEGO® figures using LEGO® built scenes.  Their final product is a well-edited movie with sound and voice.  Students will have the option of creating an original story.

Available Spaces: 0

Autonomazing NXT Robots

Price: $270.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 12-15

Instructor: Evan Goff

Tuition: $270

Build a LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robot that is agile enough to navigate a path through a challenging maze!  Program your robot to find the open path and avoid any pitfalls.  Students will learn how to program their robot to make smart decisions about how to successfully navigate a maze, even when the shape of the maze has changed since the last time their robot entered... that is the challenge of Autonomazing NXT Robots!

Available Spaces: 5

Getting Started with EV3 Robotics

Price: $290.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 9-12

Instructor: Karen Engelkenjohn

Tuition: $290

Students will work in teams of two to build robotic models with the EV3 Mindstorms System. Then they will learn how to write programs to bring the models to life. This is the latest in the LEGO® family of robotic products.

Available Spaces: 0

Fibonacci in Art and Nature

Price: $195.00

Date: July 14, 2014

Ages: 7-9

Instructor:  DeLynn Stoneburner

Tuition: $195

Explore the Fibonacci sequence through nature, art, and mathematics.  By learning to graph the Fibonacci sequence, participants will be able to mathematically create precise spirals.  Student developed spirals will then be transformed into individual works of art by applying the connections they have discovered between math and nature.

Available Spaces: 6


 

July 21-25, 2014: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NXT Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Instructor: Mike Beck

Ages: 9-12

Tuition: $270

Create an interactive robotic creature that can mimic live animals. Wild robots may strike when threatened or find their way through their maze-like lair. Pets will come when you call them, perform tricks, and react to other creatures. Sensors of all types will be used along with programming featuring switches, loops, and logic blocks, so your creature can react to the environment around them.

Available Spaces: 0

The Physics of Roller Coasters

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 9-12

Instructor: Shirley Versemann

Tuition: $195

Investigate the ways engineers create chills and thrills in roller coasters. Learn about speed and acceleration, and analyze the effect of gravity on “g” forces in dips and turns. Use imagination, teamwork, and engineering skills to build a model of your vision then compete against others for the most exciting ride!

Available Spaces: 0

WeDo It Write with WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 5-6

Instructor: Pat Whittaker

Tuition: $270
This course is designed for “little LEGO® lovers” who enjoy building with LEGO® materials and having opportunities to share what they have learned. Participants will be introduced to the very basic elements of robotic programming through the LEGO® WeDo Program which encourages participants to investigate, create, problem solve, and share their thoughts through discussion and creative writing. Their robot models and stories will be shared during our LEGO® LOVERS THEATER presentation.

Available Spaces: 3

Introduction to LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 6-7

Instructor: Gretchen Mollison

Tuition: $270

Create all sorts of robots! Participants will learn the basics of the LEGO® WeDo robotics set and will build and program many different animals and machines.

Available Spaces: 0

Wild Animals Wild Animals with LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 7-8
Instructor: Carin Rook
Tuition: $270
Come join us on a Wild Animal adventure as we create robotic animals with LEGO® WeDo and learn about their behaviors and wild habitats.  Use your imagination to create a new creature for your classmates to discover.  It is sure to be a ROOAAARRRing good time!

Available Spaces: 0

Adventure Stories with LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 7-8
Instructor: Julie Ream
Tuition: $270
Who is ready for a LEGO® Adventure? Listen to some thrilling stories and create a soaring airplane, a vicious giant, and a rocking sailboat! You can then use your mechanical creations and imagination to create an Adventure story of your own!

Available Spaces: 7

NXT Robotics Sumo Wrestling

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Instructor: Evan Goff

Ages: 12-15

Tuition: $270

Design a sumo wrestling LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robot to grapple processor-to-processor and force your opponent outside the ring. Implement effective programming strategies to leverage the robotic sensors you have chosen and earn the rank of yokozuna (“grand champion”). Students will learn how to use ultrasonic, touch, light and other useful NXT sensors that will be helpful in the design of their sumo wrestling NXT robots. Robust programming design will be emphasized, including the use of NXT loops, switch statements and data wiring. Dynamic use of variables will also be taught with the intent of showing students how to account for different scenarios their robots might encounter… Ganbatte!

Available Spaces: 5

Did Picasso Like Geometry?

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 10-12

Instructor: Susan Miller

Tuition: $195

Using Geometer's Sketchpad, compasses, ruler and protractors, students will create their own artwork while familiarizing themselves with the Geometer Sketchpad program.  Vocabulary of Geometry, Geometry in architecture and dimensional drawing and measurement will be the focus as students combine technology with hands-on experience.

Available Spaces: 9

Getting Started with EV3 Robotics

Price: $290.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Instructor: Karen Engelkenjohn

Ages: 9-12

Tuition: $290

Students will work in teams of two to build robotic models with the EV3 Mindstorms System. Then they will learn how to write programs to bring the models to life. This is the latest in the LEGO® family of robotic products.

Available Spaces: 0

Our Community

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 4-5

Instructor: Kristen Johnson

Tuition: $195

Firefighters, police officers, grocery stores, and restaurants are just a few of the people and businesses that make up a community. Through the use of LEGO®s, participants will explore and build communities. Throughout the week, students will be listening to stories, songs, and completing a variety of activities that broaden their knowledge of communities and community helpers in their lives. As a final project, students will apply this knowledge and create a community all their own!

Available Spaces: 4

Creative Construction with WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 8-9

Instructor: Jessica Kammerer

Tuition: $270

Get creative with STEM learning! Working in groups of two, participants will use LEGO® WeDo robotics with expansion sets to build models that will develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Once familiar with the basics, participants will be encouraged get creative with their model designs and programs.

Available Spaces: 0

FIRST® LEGO® League Competition Simulation with LEGO® NXT Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 10-13

Instructor: Kathie Reuter
Tuition: $270
Compete! Participants will receive an introduction to the LEGO® NXT robotics set while they design, build, and program a LEGO® NXT robot. Participants will compete with their robot in missions on past FIRST® LEGO® League competition fields. This class can be repeated.

Available Spaces: 8

Geometric Origami

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 7-9

Instructor:  DeLynn Stoneburner

Tuition: $195

Designed to familiarize and apply geometric vocabulary and concepts through origami.   Students will internalize geometric properties through hands on manipulation of 2D geometric shapes and origami creation of 3D forms including hexahedrons and dodecahedrons.

Available Spaces: 12

Game Design with WeDo & Scratch

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Date: July 21, 2014 
Ages: 8-10
Instructor: Michael Dragoni
Tuition: $270
The class includes an exploration of the possibilities of computer programming with the MIT-created Scratch computer programming language.  Students will create computer animations and games which can be controlled using the WeDo robotics.

Available Spaces: 0


 

July 21-25, 2014: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

"Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my!"

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 4-5

Instructor: Kristen Johnson

Tuition: $195

In this session, participants will use LEGO®s to learn about and build a series of fun, interactive, and engaging animals and their habitats. Participants will explore land, aquatic, and prehistoric animals. Participants will view and listen to both fiction and non-fiction stories about many different types of animals. Participants will also be writing short stories to accompany their creations! As a final project the participants will be creating their very own zoo with a variety of animals they have learned about over the week. A perfect class for a little zoologist!

Available Spaces: 8

Science Meets Art: Creative Constructions

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 7-9

Instructor: Leigh Mincks

Tuition: $195

Reinvent a unique purpose for ordinary items from boxes and wire, buttons and plastic bags to fabric scraps and wood while creatively designing one of a kind 2D and 3D constructions! At the end of this course artists will host an exhibit of their work.

Available Spaces: 7

The Physics of Toys

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 8-10

Instructor: Shirley Versemann

Tuition: $195

Many toys are designed using physics. Explore inertia, kinetic energy, laws of motion, and friction while using K’NEX pieces to build levers, balances, tops, and other common toys.

Available Spaces: 7

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 9-11

Instructor: Susan Miller

Tuition: $195

What are you chances of winning the lottery?  What makes a fair game?  Do you need skill, luck or talent to win?  Using cards, dice and other games, students will embark on the world of probability relating game experience to the real world application.

Available Spaces: 9

EV3 Robotics

Price: $290.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 12-15

Instructor: Mike Beck

Tuition: $290

Lego’s latest Mindstorms robotics kits will allow you to create a rover controlled by another brick. The rover will use sensors to take readings and send data back to the controller using the brick’s on board Bluetooth capabilities. You will program both the rover and the controller and determine what kind of missions your ROV will take on.

Available Spaces: 0

Introduction to LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 6-7

Instructor: Julie Ream

Tuition: $270

Create all sorts of robots! Participants will learn the basics of the LEGO® WeDo robotics set and will build and program many different animals and machines.

Available Spaces: 4

Amazing Mechanisms with LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 6-7
Instructor: Carin Smith
Tuition: $270
Do you love LEGO®?  Do you love science?  This is the place for you!  In this class we will be learning about simple machines and how they work in our world.  Come ready for exploration in machines and WeDo robots!

Available Spaces: 3

LEGO® WeDo Vehicle Challenges

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 7-8

Instructor: Jessica Kammerer

Tuition: $270

Do you love cars, trucks, and aircraft? Come learn how to construct a racecar, bulldozer, helicopter, and even a space shuttle using LEGO® WeDo kits. Then, learn how to program these machines to do amazing things! After learning how to construct various models of machines, participants will have the opportunity to design and build their own!

Available Spaces: 0

LEGO® WeDo Robotics Challenge

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 7-9

Instructor: Gretchen Mollison

Tuition: $270

Catapult to success! Participants in this class will be engaged with building machines to meet a challenging task such as launching a paper ball a long distance and creating a car that can run straight up a steep ramp.

Available Spaces: 0

Creative Movement with LEGO® NXT Robotics

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 9-12
Instructor: Karen Engelkenjohn
Tuition: $270
What do cool cars, dog sleds, frogs, spiders, and windmills have in common?  They move in a variety of ways! Participants will have the opportunity to build and program a variety of LEGO® NXT robotic designs that move in different ways. Participants will develop their technical building skills and learn to apply engineering principles while testing their creative thinking.  Some NXT experience is helpful.

Available Spaces: 0

Autonomazing NXT Robots

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 10-12

Instructor: Evan Goff

Tuition: $270

Build a LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robot that is agile enough to navigate a path through a challenging maze!  Program your robot to find the open path and avoid any pitfalls.  Students will learn how to program their robot to make smart decisions about how to successfully navigate a maze, even when the shape of the maze has changed since the last time their robot entered... that is the challenge of Autonomazing NXT Robots!

Available Spaces: 0

Fibonacci in Art and Nature

Price: $195.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Ages: 12-15
Instructor:  DeLynn Stoneburner
Tuition: $195
Explore the Fibonacci sequence through nature, art, and mathematics.  By learning to graph the Fibonacci sequence, participants will be able to mathematically create precise spirals.  Student developed spirals will then be transformed into individual works of art by applying the connections they have discovered between math and nature.

Available Spaces: 11

Game Design with WeDo & Scratch

Price: $270.00

Date: July 21, 2014

Date: July 21, 2014 
Ages: 10-12
Instructor: Michael Dragoni
Tuition: $270
The class includes an exploration of the possibilities of computer programming with the MIT-created Scratch computer programming language.  Students will create computer animations and games which can be controlled using the WeDo robotics.

Available Spaces: 2


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