July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm
My name is Andrew McDonald and I have taught 3rd grade at Willow Brook Elementary School for 10 years. I have been the STEM coach at my school for the last 3 years. Teaching children through real world tasks has been a passion of mine for years. I love working Science, Math, creating, and presenting together and I see the benefits when students start making deep connections between subjects. This week is an opportunity for your children to learn about STEM through 5 themed days. Hands on projects, games, and group tasks expose students to different aspects of STEM and how these skills are connected with real world jobs.
Young STEM Camp- 6-8 Year Olds: $60 each. 1:00-2:30pm.
Monday: Intro to Engineering Concepts. Main work with gears, gears, gears and magnatiles. Building challenges and teamwork.
Tuesday: Force. Building simple Angry Birds catapults. Create Star Wars marshmallow blasters. Study friction with clothespin racers.
Wednesday: Gravity/Friction. Paper rocket group challenge. Marble maze. Paper airplane challenge.
Thursday: Electricity. Snap circuits. Create a simple circuit to light a bulb and a LED card.
Friday: Explore Coding with Bee Bots. Hour of code. Code based games.
Older STEM Camp- 9-15 Year Olds: $80. 9-11am or 3:00-5:00pm
Monday: Intro to Engineering Concepts. Main work with gears, gears, gears, and magnatiles. Building challenges and teamwork.
Tuesday: Force. Building catapults. Paper rocket team challenge.
Wednesday: Electricity. Snap circuits. Create wearable tech - LED bracelet. Create a simple light up game board.
Thursday: Lego Wedo Robotics. Work to understand gears, team jobs, coding - make connections to real world jobs.
Friday: Maker's Choice. Students will have the choice to:
- Create an advanced Lego Wedo Robotic Set
- Create your own light up board game
- Create your own light up card