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Learn the fundamentals involved in creating a video game world using Scratch—the innovative programming language created just for kids by MIT. Work in teams and be introduced to programming by creating and editing sprites and game opponents. Learn about sound and video as you "level up" by building your own games. Receive a copy of the software and your game at the end of class.
Children learn fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. Amazing tricks are taught involving cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more. Materials are provided. Each child receives a magic kit. New tricks are taught each session.
How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz® Jr. Robotics Camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® bricks plus the challenge of computer programming using drag and drop icon based software. WeDo 2.0 software provides an introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip children with skills needed to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This action packed camp combines real-life skills with real-kid fun!
Lights, cameras, action! Use LEGO® bricks to tell your story complete with music, special effects and your favorite LEGO® mini-figure characters and friends. Students plan, script, stage, shoot and produce a mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students use LEGO® components to build the set and props and then shoot a movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles and credits. Don't miss your chance to be a movie producer. Students receive a flash drive with their movie to take home.
Explore the world of Minecraft® using LEGO® bricks. Craft shelters, mob characters, critters and tools using LEGO® bricks. Build models and craft key elements from the popular Minecraft® game and face new challenges each day. All miners and crafters will go home with a custom mini-figure.
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO X-Wings, R2-units and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets in this Play-Well TEKnologies course.
The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements and fortresses. Play-Well TEKnologies instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.
With the LEGO® WeDo Robotics System, young children can build and program their own robotic creations. Designed by experts at MIT, this unique system teaches children about simple machines, engineering and programming. Young imaginations soar! Students will work together in teams of two under the guidance of Computer Explorers.
Create robots that rock and robots that roll with Computer Explorers. Using the LEGO® WeDo Robotics System, your robots will include a monkey who plays a drum to a rock & roll beat, a lion that roars, a bird that flaps its wings to create a big wind, a sleeping giant who will awaken on your command and a boat that will rock on the rough seas. This course builds knowledge of simple machines, engineering, programming and teamwork in an environment full of rockin’ fun. Students will work in teams of two.
Explore the history of transportation from horse and buggy and trains to the development of the automobile and flight. Learn how vehicles work including terminology related to each mode of transportation, like “lift & propulsion” for the airplane. Use our proprietary project kits and model plans to build exciting moving LEGO® creations that incorporate gears, axles, motors, battery packs, and remote controls. Follow our step-by-step model plans to create your vehicle and customize it to your own specifications before taking a mini-figure for a ride.
Put on your hiking boots and camouflage…you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land! Build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T. Rex and more. Learn fascinating facts about amazing dinosaurs and other extinct animals that roamed the earth and swam the seas long ago. Our proprietary kits and model plans incorporate gears, axles, motors, battery packs, remote controls and other LEGO® Technic components and are sure to challenge all grade and skill levels.
Explore caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Campers will construct one-of-a-kind super hero models using LEGO® bricks. Our specialized model plans incorporate gears, axles, motors, battery packs, remote controls and other LEGO® Technic components. All Super Hero campers will go home with a custom mini-figure.
Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. Incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming your commands directly into the intelligent brick. Test your capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, building a robot that draws, or by creating a mouse trap. The list of one-of-a-kind builds is endless!
Build engineer designed projects such as boats, spinning tops, castles, and helicopters using LEGO®. Then use special pieces to create your own unique designs. New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well TEKnologies instructor.
Build engineer designed projects such as gravity cars, Angry Birds, mini walkers, and a space base. Then use special pieces to create your own unique designs. New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well TEKnologies instructor.
Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects including catapults, pneumatic claws, conveyor belts, and the Battletrack. Design and build as never before while exploring your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced Play-Well TEKnologies instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects including belt-drive cars, truss bridges, rail racers, and pneumatic forklifts. Design and build as never before while exploring your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced Play-Well TEKnologies instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO® WeDo system. Lift an X-Wing from Dagobah swamp, program a droid-sorting factory and land an Imperial Shuttle using motion sensors. Students will work in small groups and learn basic programming, engineering and robotic concepts in a fun, Jedi-themed environment.
Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO® Mindstorms system. Navigate a minefield, target shield generators, and respond to the Force using a full array of sensors and servos. Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups to solve problems in this open-ended Jedi-themed environment.
What’s the next adventure for Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione? It’s up to you! We will create our own Harry Potter™ movie using special movie making cameras and software. As directors and producers we will work in teams to create our own story and script, build scenes out of LEGO®, use LEGO® Harry Potter mini figures as characters and film our own movie. We will use graphic editing techniques and stop motion animation, add background noise and music, and show our movie at a private screening on the last day of class. Students will receive a copy of their movie after it is complete.
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