Young Engineers – Special Events
Explore! Engineering Workshop: Bring your students in for an engineering workshop. They will do a build, play games and have fun with things engineering. Limited to 16 students. Call (360) 763-9963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Dates to be determined. $35.
The STEM Days of August: We have partnered with Mathnasium to bring The STEM Days of August. Students entering grades 3-8 will do science activities, coding, mechanical engineering and math each week. Camp runs August 8- September 1 from 9:00- noon each day. They can participate in one week, a couple of weeks or the whole month. Limited to 48 students, with 16 in each grade band (3-4, 5-6 and 7-8).
Date Night: Drop your child off for a night of building and games, while you go on a date. Runs 6:00-8:30. Check back for dates.
Date Night,too: Looking for something different for a date? How about playing with Legos? You and your significant other can have a night of fun building models. Check back for more details.
Wrap it Up! was a great success. We had fun building the model, improving it and playing with it. We played games and did a craft- and even got to take home some pictures. Watch for this event next year- tentatively scheduled for December 16!
Puget Sound and Tacoma Programs
Bricks Challenge is our most popular enrichment program. The overall course objective is to impart theoretical and applied knowledge in the fields of Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM) by using LEGO® technic parts and other exciting tools.
The main goal of the course is to illustrate content through stories and demonstrations. Our students will learn math and physical principles through intuitive study, develop their independent learning and improve their building skills.
The course will provide mathematical integration between physical laws and the simple calculations to support them. The laws and mathematics are both illustrated through the construction of exciting LEGO® bricks models. Once the concepts have been demonstrated students enjoy hands on building the YE LEGO® models which provides experiential learning and reinforces the lessons topic. To carry out the building process, students receive a tailor made kit developed by Young Engineers.
Suitable for: 1st – 6th Grade (Elementary School) Average lesson duration: 60/75 minutes
Galileo Technic. Students participating in e2 Young Engineers’ Galileo Technic advanced enrichment program will get hands on experience that will prepare them for their future the working in 21st century. Participants will be taught to use expert level engineering thinking, using math and physics to solve problems and build efficient machines. Using that professional engineering perspective students will learn to focus on identifying appropriate solutions for a given problem. In addition they will work in groups, promoting team-building to construct complex mechanisms.
“Galileo Technic” provides an advanced level of thematic study, implementing mechanical engineering principles through building LEGO® models. By analyzing physical, mathematical and technical aspects of a machine’s operation, students will implement the most efficient method for building their machine. Students study a certain topic; explore it from different angles and contexts while integrating the core processes frequently applied by engineers. Participants will graduate the “GalileoTechnic” program with amazing newly learned skills in Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects.
Big Builders. Our unique Big Builders enrichment program for preschool develops children’s motor, and spatial skills, while exploring geometric shapes and the animal kingdom using unique flexible parts.
e² Young Engineers believes that children best absorb these subjects through hands-on educational experience.
Using flexible pieces to assemble 3D models, the Big Builders enrichment program aims to enhance motor skills, challenging the children gradually.
The course will provide a hands-on educational experience – discovering basic engineering solutions. The course exposes children to engineering terminology, as well as terms taken from the animal kingdom, science and their current world. Children will develop self-learning skills, both in terms of building technique and knowledge. In addition, the children will develop communication skills while learning and playing with their friends.
Average lesson duration: 45 minutes Suitable for ages: 4 – 6 years (Preschool)
Robo Brick. (coming soon) The course objective is to introduce the students to theoretical and practical aspects of the fields of Technology, Software Engineering, Math and Entrepreneurship.
The course develops algorithmic thinking and program implementation, using the LEGO® WeDo graphic programming. During each lesson, students will build a robot using LEGO® parts and program it according to the required functionality. Most programming tasks will be performed using English terms.
This enrichment program objective is achieved when the students design a software and mechanical engineering project, study its market and use rhetorical methods to make a successful presentation to investors.
Suitable for: 5th-7th grade and 3rd grade graduates of one of the Young Engineers mechanical engineering programs Average lesson duration: 60 minutes/90 minutes
Program Subjects Include
- Basic and complex mathematics: instructors teach basic math, from addition and subtraction to exponents.
- Powers and principles in physics: centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action and reaction law, buoyancy, torques, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more. Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, and more.
After extensive testing, it has been statistically proven that children participating in e² Young Engineers enrichment programs achieve high grades within all scientific subjects taught at school.
It has also been proven that elementary school students who join Young Engineers community obtain the mathematical knowledge required to succeed when tackling the more complex scientific curricula taught at middle and high schools.
These tests have been conducted by the
Center for Cooperation and Advancement (CCA)