At Engineering For Kids we focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education by offering fun, hands-on learning for children. We believe that children are natural born engineers who have unlimited imaginations and we try to harness that curiosity through a curriculum aimed at sparking a lifelong passion for learning.
Morning Topic: Hardware Engineering: Get Wired with Makey Makey
Imagine designing a piano using celery or creating a custom digital training program. Now, envision playing video games using just your body, a bit of wire and your own imagination. In our hardware engineering program, students engineer their own customized video game controllers using a Makey Makey device and materials that can be found in just about any kitchen. Through application of circuitry, acoustical engineering, and video game design, students discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a fun collaborative environment.
Afternoon Topic: Electronic Game Design: Platform Games - Ninja Attachk!
Video games are everywhere and in almost every form you can imagine! In Electronic Game Design: Ninja Attack! We will create or own version of a platform game set in a dojo that we will defend from a ninja attack! We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game.