At Engineering For Kids we believe that children are natural born engineers who have unlimited imaginations and unbridled enthusiasm. We offer fun, hands-on learning for children ages 4 to 12. Our activities range from building flashlights and rockets to programming video games and robots. The variety of programming is extraordinary!
Winter Weekend Workshops
Jr.Civil Engineering: Fun Foundation
Building a house to withstand the Big, Bad Wolf is where the fun begins in Junior Civil. This class is centered on exploring the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind skyscrapers, bridges, roads, and more in this fun and engaging experience.
App Civil Engineering: Building Up
During the Civil Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a balsa wood bridge designed to withstand the greatest force. They examine several different types of bridge designs and discover how the forces of tension, compression, bending, torsion, and shear are distributed throughout their structures.
Jr. Engineering of Travel
In The Engineering of Travel, students will explore areas of engineering such as mechanical, civil, marine, and aerospace engineering. They will explore the thought process behind road design, construct shapes that make sound bridges and test them, design a boat to float across the ocean, and discover and build designs that let us travel through the air and even into space.
Zero to sixty in two seconds?! How fast can an object go without compromising safety? Students in this camp will work with their Pit Crew to design and build vehicles, such as dragsters and hovering levitrons, which should able to withstand astonishing speeds. Fasten your seat belt, the race has begun!
Spring Weekend Workshops
Jr Industrial Engineering: Fun Factory
During the Introduction to Industrial Engineering lesson, students will learn about the job of an industrial engineer. They will have the opportunity to create and participate in operating a pretend factory in the classroom. They will act as industrial engineers as they determine the best way to manufacture a supply of beaded necklaces, considering: 1) the arrangement of the factory space and supplies and 2) the process for assembling the necklaces.
Apprentice Mechatronic Masterminds: Programming without PC
Eureka! Kelvin has finally done it! He has created a perpetual motion machine. But what is this?! An evil genius has stolen Kelvin's masterpiece - oh no! Kelvin is now looking for a trustworthy team to develop and test new gadgets that will help him find and safeguard his perpetual motion machine. Explore the basics of mechatronics engineering and logic based programming as students use littleBits and work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines that will help kelvin get out of any sticky situation he may encounter.
Jr Mechanical Engineering: Widgets and Gadgets
The Junior Mechanical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct their own roller coasters, catapults, cars, and more.
Apprectice Mechanical Engineering: Master Machines
During the Mechanical Engineering unit, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics, and durability while constructing roller coasters, eggstreme defense vehicles, and an incredibly fast air-powered custom dragster.