These programs for ages 12 and up allow our members to explore fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and develop 21st Century skills that will be critical as they enter the workforce.
Teen Hour of Code: This one-hour a day program that introduces members to computer science, and is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The goal of the Hour of Code is to learn that computer science is fun and creative, that it is accessible at all ages, for all students, regardless of background.
Each course experience is a blend of online activities and “unplugged” activities, lessons in which students can learn computing concepts with or without a 1 computer. The online experiences are composed of self-guided and self-paced tutorials, which use scaffolded sets of programming instructions to explore and practice algorithmic thinking.
Snap Circuits makes learning electronics easy and fun! Members follow the simple schematics in the manual and build exciting projects, such as: Flying saucer, digital voice recorders, Fiber Optics, burglar alarms, doorbells, strobe effects, LED color spectrum, wacky buzzer, light sound & motion, and much more. Members can even play electronic games with your friends. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease.
Members work with a design program that will help them develop their creative design. The 3D printing process turns a whole object into thousands of tiny little slices, then makes it from the bottom-up, slice by slice. Those tiny layers stick together to form a solid object. Each layer can be very complex, meaning 3D printers can create moving parts like hinges and wheels as part of the same object.
Robot Programming – (Sphero & CUE – Robotic Arm)
Bloxels – Build your own video game
Bloxels is an intuitive 13 bit platform for learning to create hands on 13-bit video game characters / video games. When members build games they become the writers, artist, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories.
Aviation Simulation (Fly Drones, Airplanes, Helicopters)
Phoenix is the incredibly popular worldwide R/C simulator that lets members master this complex and rewarding hobby. Members learn the physics of flight.
Engine Engineering – (Build your own engine)
Members get the opportunity to build V6 and V8 Engine kit builds a realistic, though greatly simplified, working model of a combustion engine and includes light and sound features, light-up spark plugs, moving pistons, valve gear, fan belt, and all the parts and tools you need to assemble the working model. They learn how an engine works through hand on experience.
FLL (First Lego League) Robotics (Program Based 2 teams of 5)
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, and then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values.
Mega-Minds (Lego Engineering)
Robot Wars / Battlebots – Robot Engineering
Space Rover Exploration / Solving Ocean Pollution
Club Members team up in groups to problem solve using basic creative engineering techniques and finding solutions to weekly challenges using Lego’s. This activity is open to any member.
Mega-Mind will open the door to future STEAM program available for them at the club. This program also allows members that didn’t get a chance to sign up to the Lego FLL Program to be a part of a fun Lego learning experience.
This program introduces all members to reusable energy such as solar power and wind-turbine generated energy. The program engages member’s imaginations and teaches them to respect the environment through fun activities, all while learning about solar power, wind energy. Members will have a chance to create solar powered robots / cars and test them out in the sun.