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Foundational Engineering: Machines & Contraptions

at Snapology - Upper East Side

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
4 E 90th St
Btwn 5th & Madison Avenues
New York, New York 10128
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 5 - 12 years old
Average Class Size: 14

What you'll learn in this kids robotics class:

Does your little learner love to tinker and create new things, or are they the kind of learner who likes to break things apart to see what’s inside? If so, they’re going to love Snapology’s Foundational Engineering: Machines and Contraptions program!

This program gives your student the tools they need to understand mechanical movement and the importance of simple machines. They will see these moving parts up-close as they follow instructions to build various machines and contraptions, then use the models to develop new design ideas, test out physics concepts, and even play games with their partners and classmates!

Whether they are the creative-constructive type or prefer the inquisitive-deductive way of learning, this program is sure to spark their engineering interests!

By following our building instructions and examining the models that are made, your child will learn how to design simple and complex machines and use things like gears, pulleys, wheels & axles, lever, and cranks to build their own models. They will learn how different configurations of these parts can create unique movement guided by laws of physics and will be encouraged to experiment with their builds to create new design possibilities. Building a sturdy, reliable structure is a fundamental aspect of engineering. 

In this program, students will explore different methods for creating a model that is both strong and functional. As they face building challenges when testing their designs, they will be positively encouraged to think critically and use teamwork to solve engineering problems.

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Snapology provides interactive, STEM / STEAM programs for children featuring technology and/or popular building toys (such as LEGO® bricks and K’Nex® toys). We provide a dedicated Snapologist to teach your scouts, as they work in pairs to promote team building and earn badges, pins and awards. Snapology...

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