Click on this link for all of our information on our half-day and full-day programs we have to offer during our 2022 Summer Camp!
For this week's full-day session, enjoy our Tech program for the morning session and our Language Arts program for the afternoon session.
LEGO Mindstorms: Spike Prime
The LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set is the go-to STEM learning tool for grade 3-8 students. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. From easy-entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, including the option to explore text-based coding with Python, SPIKE Prime helps students learn the essential STEM and 21st century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow... while having fun!
Robots with sensors will be built from schematics . They use drivetrains to navigate, use sensors to help solve mazes and other programming tasks.
What Students Will Learn
Building and programming a robot to engage in activities, students will learn about project flow, loops, conditionals, algorithms.
Areas of Focus
- Introduction and Fundamentals of Robotics
- Moving your robot with blocks-based programming
- Repeating Behaviors to drive your robot in patterns
- Navigating a Maze using sensors for wall detection
Language Arts Program
Herbology 101: Apothecary Grand Opening
Herbology 101 is designed to teach students the legends, stories, and truths behind the major herbs found in the Harry Potter franchise! J.K. Rowling had a wonderful imagination, but most of the herbs used in the series are at least based on real-life herbal cures and remedies, so we will discuss their role in the magical world, in our historical muggle world, and where/how they might be found/used today!
Areas of Focus | Students will get to:
- Gain knowledge of herbal salves and tinctures
- Understand the real-life mythology around witchcraft and herblore
- Create a salve of their own
Main Skills to be taught and practiced:
- Historical analysis
Apothecary - students will put together the information needed to, using the herbs discussed throughout the week, create their own apothecary business!
Prerequisites for the students:
None - all will be provided by instructor!