LegoClasses

Course Details:

1) Programming using Minecraft
Grades: 1-2, Software: Minecraft, Skill Level: Beg.Int.
Using a custom mod called “Computercraft”, students will learn how to program robots called “Turtles” inside the world of Minecraft. Kids will utilize problem solving skills by learning how to program their robots to complete various tasks and objectives such as programming their turtles to automatically build, mine, and craft items and structures. They will be introduced to programming if-then-else statements, for-while loops, and implement their own functions using Lua, a simple scripting language. Looking for a fun way to introduce your child to programming? Why not do it using a game they love! Note: Basic reading skills required. Experience playing Minecraft preferred, but not required. Please email us for details.

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Programming concepts
Variables
Program Loops
Problem Solving
Coding Efficiency
Keyboard Confidence

2) Lego Mechanics & Engineering
Grades: K-2, Software: Lego Education WeDo, Skill Level: Beg.
Powered by the LEGO® Education Wedo Base Set and Software, our Jr. Lego Robotics class combines the exciting world of Lego with programming to manipulate and program your own personal robots. This class is tailored to younger children who want to learn the basics of visual programming. Students create commands for their robots to follow by using an application with a draganddrop interface that is visually simple to use, but capable of complex instructions. Students learn the importance of teamwork by working together with a partner in order to accomplish the build assignment for the day.

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Programming concepts
Flow Charts
Engineering Concepts
How gears work
Problem Solving
Team work


3) Animation using Minecraft
Grades: 1-2, Software: Mine-mator, Skill Level: Beg.
In this class, younger students will be introduced to basic 2D and 3D animation techniques using Minecraft characters and stages. Kids will expand their observation skills and imagination by studying motion in reality and how it influences motion in animation. Students will learn how animators work by completing a variety of short animation exercises and projects and applying basic acting theories and animation principles to scenes they create. Does your child aspire to become an animator? Sign up for this class today!

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Animation Principles
Scene Composition
Creating Storyboards
Stortelling
Problem Solving

4) Engineering with Little Bits
Grades: K-2, Software: littleBits, Skill Level: Beg.
In this class, younger students are introduced to basic electronics including input/output through handon learning and projects. Kids combine everyday supplies and color coded modules that utilize LED
lights, fans, sliders, pressure sensors, and more! Students work together in small teams to in order create different projects such as custom flashlights, touch sensors, alarm clocks, and more! Have you
ever wanted to learn about the science behind how some machines work? Take this class today!

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Circuit Boards
Input/output
Problem Solving
Teamwork
Creativity

5) Game Design & Production
Grades: 1-3, Software: Platinum Arts Sandbox, Skill Level: Beg.
This special class is specifically designed for younger children to cultivate their interest to become game designers,multimedia artists, engineers, programmers and more! Give your child the opportunity to see how professional games are made.

In this exciting class, children will use basic 3D geometry to create their very own video game level. Students will create puzzles and challenges using jump pads, elevators, lava, and more! Acquire
computer skills, mathematics, creativity and basic problem solving skills. Looking for a way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of video game design? This is a great place to start!

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Planning a level design
Implement AI and enemies
Basic Game Theory
Problem Solving
Teamwork
Art Design & Composition

6) Programming using Minecraft
Grades: 3-8, Software: Minecraft, Skill Level: Int.
Using a custom mod called “Computercraft”, students will learn how to program robots called “Turtles” inside the world of Minecraft. In this class, students will be introduced to LUA, a simple scripting language used to develop games such as Angry Birds , where t hey will learn how to programming if-then-else statements, for-while loops, and implement their own functions. Kids will utilize problem solving skills by learning how to program their robots to complete various tasks and objectives such as programming their turtles to automatically build, mine, and craft items and structures.

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Programming Concepts
Variables
Program loops
Problem Solving
Coding efficiency
Keyboard confidence

7) Lego Mechanics & Engineering
Grades: 3-8, Software: Lego Mindstorm Ev3, Skill Level: Beg-Int.
Powered by the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Ev3 Base Set and Software, our Lego Robotics class combines the exciting world of Lego with programming to manipulate and program your own personal
robot. Learn how to use the simple, but powerful software to create commands with drag anddrop
visual programming. Configure different sensors that track motion, light, & touch to create the ultimate robot! Students will work together as a small team of young engineers to build and program their designs. This class is great for children who are hands on and like working together in small teams.

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Programming Concepts
Flow charts
Engineering Concepts
How gears work
Problem Solving
Teamwork

8) Animation using Minecraft
Grades: 3-8, Software: Mine-mator, Skill Level: Beg.
In this class, older students will be introduced to basic 2D and 3D animation techniques using Minecraft characters and stages. Kids will expand their observation skills and imagination by studying motion in reality and how it influences motion in animation. Students will learn how animators work by completing a variety of short animation exercises and projects and applying basic acting theories and animation principles to scenes they create. Does your child aspire to become an animator? Sign up for this class today!

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Animation Principles
Scene Composition
Creating storyboards
Problem Solving
storytelling

9) Game Design & Production
Grades: 4-8, Software: Unreal Development Kit, Skill Level: Beg.
Aspiring game designers will love this class as they have the chance to learn how to utilize the industry standard game design software Unreal® Editor, among other software, used to create games as
Batman: Arkham Asylum® and Mass Effect 3®. Students will learn how to create exterior environments, and apply different procedures of modeling and texturing. Students create their own outdoor terrain using advanced tools such as terrain sculpting, particle creation, and dynamic lighting. Learn how to import preset 3D models, control dynamic lighting, add interactive vehicles and weapons. Learn how to
use the same tools video game developers are using today!

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Planning a level design
Implement AI and enemies
Basic game theory
Problem Solving
Art Design & Composition

10) 3D Character Modeling & Sculpting
Grades: 4-8, Software: Photoshop ; Sculptris, Skill Level: Beg-Int.
In this class students will learn how to digitally sculpt characters in a 3D space! Using a software called Sculptris is a pick up-and-go type of software where students learn how to will draw, develop, and sculpt their character and objects using a tablet and drawing stylus. Is your child interested in learn how 3D characters in games and movies are made? This is a great class to take!

Prerequisite Tools: Students MUST bring own sketchbook (Standard 8x10in). Please email us for details.

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Digital sculpting and painting
Muscle groups and anatomy
Character sheets
Problem Solving
Creativity

11) Drone Flight & Mechanics (Limit 1 class per day)
Grades: 4-8, Software: Quadcopters, Skill Level: Beg-Int.
In this class, students have the opportunity to learn basic flight skills through handson
activities and exercises using quadcopters. Students will also dive into the safety and science of drone flight, and how it all comes together to make everything possible. What is lift? What are pitch, yaw, and roll? How does tilt affect flight speed? All these questions are tackled and explored in class. Are you interested in learning how to fly quadcopter drones? Take this class today!

Topics Covered Skill Gained
Flight Safety & Ethics
Aeronautical Science and Engineering
Hand-eye coordination
Aeronautical Knowledge