Engineering for Kids is a new and exciting program that will inspire the next generation of engineers. The classes will be held on Mondays (Mechanical Engineering) and Wednesdays (Aerospace Engineering). Each course is 1 hour and cost $99 for 6 weeks. Online registration is required. The following is a description of the classes offered.
Mondays (Junior Aerospace Engineering) ages 4-6: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm The Junior Aerospace Engineering classes introduce the youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.
Mondays (Apprentice/Master Aerospace) ages 7-14: 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm During the Aerospace Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a shock absorbing system designed to protect two marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a hot air balloon model that actually takes flight!
Wednesdays (Junior Mechanical Engineering) ages 4-6: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 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.
Wednesdays (Apprentice/Master Mechanical) ages 7-14: 7:15 pm-8:15 pm During the Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.