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Stop Motion Animation: *Grades 1-6:
Students learn basics of stop motion animation using camera and movie making software. Working in groups, they have fun making a movie using various objects like clay, Lego® and everyday found objects. They are given a challenge to create a movie with given interesting objects, learn editing, add narration and background sounds and share direct to YouTube.

Advanced Motorized Mechanisms using Lego® bricks: *Grades 4 - 6: 
Design and build futuristic transportation cars and machines! Build, test and motorize cranes to lift loads! Be engineers and designers as you build, test and redesign your mechanisms. Explore machines, robots and mechanisms by investigating gearing mechanisms. Students investigate friction, forces, measure speed, weight, distance and much more.

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Motorized Mechanisms using Lego®: *Grades K - 3: 
Build a go-cart and steer it through a maze! Build and test a fishing rod! Students develop problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills as they explore machines, robots and mechanisms by investigating gearing mechanisms and building machines. They investigate friction, forces, measure speed, weight, distance and much more.

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Robotics (Lego® Mindstorms® NXT and EV3 Robot programming) Grades 4-6
Using simple to advanced programming on Lego® Mindstorms® and EV3 robots, students build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students also develop team work and problem solving skills as they brainstorm through creative solutions. To accomplish these tasks they design, build, test and iteratively evaluate; continuously enhancing their skills while attempting to solve interesting problems or improving robot performance.

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Wedo® Robotics (Lego®) Grades K-3
Build a monkey and program it to play the drums! Students use computer to control Lego® model behavior using various drag and drop programming functions. They explore machines, robots and mechanisms by investigating gearing mechanisms and by building and programming robots.

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3DGame designing/programming: *Grades 1-6:
Create your own game and learn programming too! Children will use Microsoft Kodu®, a visual programming language created for children that enhances their creativity, problem solving and storytelling. They learn the fundamentals of game design and programming by creating and solving problems using Kodu® landscapes, character behavioural changes and create games of different genres, including platforms, mazes and more.

Electronics: *Grades K-6:
Students investigate and study components such as connectors, resistors, capacitors, sensors, switches, integrated circuits and motors using items found in their everyday life to create circuits. Besides those they also use easy to assemble Snapcircuit®. Using these building blocks of electronics, students built various projects such as alarms, flying saucers, an AM radio, light sensitive devices and many more. Build challenging projects and take part in mini electronic challenge tournament.

Science or Magic: *Grades K-6:
It was chemistry at its best with science experiments that looked like magic! Right from popping canisters to gooey slimy objects. Do you wish you had the Midas touch? How about having a Glow touch where you make every liquid glow! Have fun investigating the magic of science! 

Minecraft Modding: *Grades 4-6:
Build, create, mod, and have fun! Students will learn to edit, and mod to create custom items! This workshop uses the extremely popular game of Minecraft to teach students various STEM skills and goes deeper into game design, development, and modding. Have fun learning the process, on a smaller scale, of a real game designer’s constructive and development process. 

Minecraft Junior: *Grades 1-3:
Is a video game really just a video game? Or can it be used as an engaging STEM tool? This class uses the extremely popular game of Minecraft to teach students various STEM skills such as engineering, architecture, and logical thinking. Whether you are new or have been playing Minecraft, this class will help you build, create and design your own world! Have fun learning the fundamentals of designing and editing your world using a custom environment template. How will your world look? 

Scratch Programming: *Grades 1-6:
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. 

Mailing address: PO Box 223242, Chantilly, VA 20153-3242
Phone: 703-463-9235   Fax: 707-248-0037     Email: littleeinsteinscience@gmail.com
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