If your budding engineer has passed the stage of Lego enrichment camps and is ready for more challenges, these science and engineering summer short courses are for him/her:
Introduction to Mechanics and Electronics (6/15-7/2, M,T,W,Th, 9:00-12:30)
This course is intended for students who wish to receive an early and fun preparation for future classes in Physics or Engineering. Students are introduced to the theory and practice of Mechanics and Electronics through the use of Lego Educational Mechanics sets, SNAPCIRCUIT kits, and other related toolkits. The class is designed to combine concepts in Pre Algebra and first year Algebra, with some basic formulas and principles of Mechanics and Electronics and encourages students to apply these ideas by completing various projects such as: designing catapults, designing bridges, designing a roller coaster, creating a wind driven vehicle, exploring various motors, understanding and using simple electric circuits, developing a video game sound engine, and other related projects.
Prerequisites: Some pre algebra concepts, such as manipulating and solving equations
Mechanics and Electronics Application (7/7-7/24, M,T,W,Th, 9:00-12:30)
This course is designed for students with prior experience in Mechanics and Electronics or with a greater ambition to receive a more rigorous, yet fun, preparation for future advanced classes in Physics or Engineering. Students explore in greater depth the theory and practice of Mechanics and Electronics through the use of Lego Educational Robotics sets, ELENCO 3000 kits, and other related toolkits. The class is designed to combine advanced concepts in Algebra, with some principles of Mechanics and Electronics and encourages students to apply these ideas by completing various projects such as: designing automated catapults, designing motorized bridges, creating a Mars Rover, understanding and using transistor circuits, developing a video game sound engine, and other related projects. Some projects include the use of MATLAB, AUTOCAD, or other simulation tools to assist with the design.
Prerequisites: First year Algebra.
Java Readiness thru Game Dev & Lego Robotics ( 7/27-8/14, M,T,W,Th, 9:00-12:30)
This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge or experience in Java programming. It is intended as a fun and easy way for students of any age to learn the basics of Java programming in the context of game development and Lego Robotics programming and offers a smooth transition to more advamced courses in Java. Students learn the concepts of variables, assignment, conditional statements, while and for loops, nnd objects and classes. These concepts are used to create small game projects and programming various Lego robotic constructions, such as motorized vehicles, a Mars Rover, and a Robot Humanoid.
Prerequisites: Pre algebra or first year Algebra
In addition to fostering further interest in science and programming, these courses also pave the way to the advanced high school engineering track of Legend College Preparatory.