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 ( Half & Full Day)

1015 73 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 0R9, Calgary, AB T2V 0R9

MARCH 27 - 31, 2017 @ Sports Steps Academy FSA 

( Morning Only)

230 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3H  

AMAZING RACE (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Students will be challenged to map out their route on their trip around the world.

111 years ago, airplanes had not even made their first flight, yet today we can fly to the other side of the world in 12 hours! It is thanks to advances in technology that we can explore so much of the world. Over the next five days' teams must work together to see who can travel the farthest around the world. This trek around the world will require students to design their very own boat, plane, and even a rocket!

Day 1

Bridge to the Open Road: The first leg of the trip does not start easy before students can get anywhere they must cross a large canyon. As civil engineers, they will need to work together to design a bridge that is stable enough to hold as the team crosses over to continue their journey.

Day 2

Cross Country Drag Race: Students need to work as mechanical engineers to design a car that is not only as fast as possible, but also able to go the farthest. Both cars that kids will build will help them understand how Newton’s Third Law of Motion worlds and why it is important.

Day 3

Crossing the Ocean: Students have made it to the ocean which covers 71% of the world. Because of this fact, it is essential that kids push their skills as marine engineers and design the best boat possible to cross the ocean.

Day 4

Taking Flight: Students will need to learn about lift, drag, and thrust to be best aerospace engineers possible. The planes and blimps students build will need to be sleek and fast to cover so much ground.

Day 5

Traveling Up: It’s time to speed things up a bit. Going fast in a dragster was fun, but we can go faster! Building an airplane was a start, but let’s put our new aerospace engineering knowledge to the test with a rocket. Students need to design a nice big parachute to help glide them gently back to earth.


VIDEO GAME DESIGN (Racing Games) (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Ladies and gentlemen start your engines! On your mark, get set, GO!

We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard that will outline the rules of play and characters for our game based on the basic rules of racing. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the program, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game.


Getting Started & Adding Some Character: Students will learn about how video game programmers use the Engineering Design Process to create their own racing game. After completing their planning stage, they will begin creating the first component of their actual video game; the frame. They will also learn about active objects and begin building their race cars.


Rules of Play & Adding Sound Effects: Students will program Player One to stay within the area of play. Students will also establish and program their checkpoint for both players. Students will explore and add sound effect to their game.


The Need for Speed & Watch Out! Adding Obstacles: Students will program the finish line and speed of their race car for both on and off the track. A Heads-Up Display will be created so players can view the laps completed and the time of the race. Kids will also create obstacles for an additional challenge for their characters.


Lap Times & Sneak Attack: Students will complete their game with programming a counter to count the number of laps completed once a character has crossed the finish line. In addition, students will add a Title Frame and incorporate a button object. Students will design and program an object that will allow a character to launch projectile.


Start Your Engines & Winning and Game Over Screen: Students will design and program a winning and game over screen to their game. Kids will act as game testers for each other’s games; performing operational checks and providing feedback. They will finish the day by addressing the feedback received from the testing and have the opportunity to make improvements.


$225 Mornings Only 9:00am-12:00pm

$225 Afternoons Only 1:00pm-4:00pm

$400 Whole Days 9:00am-4:00pm


(please send peanut-free lunch and snacks with your child)