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Fall Classes at Engineering For Kids of Buffalo

After School Programs:

Big Tree Elementary: Winter 2019

Lego WeDo: Animals Part 2: K-2nd

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots. The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building turtles, gorillas, scorpions, and more!

Minecraft Redstone: 3rd-5th

Medieval Machinations: Minecraft Redstone EDU PM: One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging. Students will work together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle.

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Blasdell Elementary-Winter 2019

Lego WeDo: Animals Part 2: K-2nd

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots. The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building turtles, gorillas, scorpions, and more!

Minecraft Redstone: 3rd-5th

Medieval Machinations: Minecraft Redstone EDU PM: One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging. Students will work together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle.

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Charlotte Sidway Elementary: NOV. -

Jr. Mechanical TOYS (K-1st grade)

In this program our engineers will be introduced to diameter, kinetic and potential energy, force, momentum, vibration, and motion. Students will explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, buzzers, popper launchers, and guitars.

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Cloverbank Elementary-Winter 2019

Lego WeDo: Animals Part 2: K-2nd

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots. The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building turtles, gorillas, scorpions, and more!

Minecraft Redstone: 3rd-5th

Medieval Machinations: Minecraft Redstone EDU PM: One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging. Students will work together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle.

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Country Parkway Elementary -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering (K-2nd grade)

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering (3rd-5th grade)

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Edison Elementary School: NOV. -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering: K-2nd grade

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering: 3rd-5th grade

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Elmwood Franklin School: November 2018

Junior Lego WeDo Robotics: Animals Part 2 (5-7 yrs old):

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots. The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building turtles, gorillas, scorpions, and more!

Apprentice Minecraft Industrial Age (8-11 yrs old):

This program will immerse students in the expansive world of Minecraft, and will challenge student’s ingenuity and problem solving skills as they navigate through several engineering challenges. Students will learn how to use teamwork and manage resources like an engineer in the real world. Building in Minecraft allows students to experiment with designs and materials, all without the risks associated with building structures in reality.The children will work through desserts, they will build bridges in order to travel across bodies of water and much more!

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Forest Elementary -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering (K-2nd grade)

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering (3rd-5th grade)

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Franklin Elementary School: NOV. -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering: K-2nd grade

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering: 3rd-5th grade

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Holmes Elementary School: NOV. -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering: K-2nd grade

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering: 3rd-5th grade

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Huth Elementary: NOV. -

Junior Mechanical TOYS (2nd grade)

In this program our engineers will be introduced to diameter, kinetic and potential energy, force, momentum, vibration, and motion. Students will explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, buzzers, popper launchers, and guitars.

Electrical Engineering (3rd-5th grade)

The curriculum for the Electrical Engineering program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of circuit design, conductors, insulators, building, and maintenance through various hands-on activities. Students will walk away with an in-depth knowledge on basic circuits while making flashlights, bristle bots, and wind turbines!

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Kaegebein Elementary: NOV. -

Junior Mechanical TOYS (2nd grade)

In this program our engineers will be introduced to diameter, kinetic and potential energy, force, momentum, vibration, and motion. Students will explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, buzzers, popper launchers, and guitars.

Apprentice Electrical Engineering (3rd-5th grade)

The curriculum for the Electrical Engineering program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of circuit design, conductors, insulators, building, and maintenance through various hands-on activities. Students will walk away with an in-depth knowledge on basic circuits while making flashlights, bristle bots, and wind turbines!

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Lindburgh Elementary School: NOV. -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering: K-2nd grade

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering: 3rd-5th grade

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Maple East Elementary -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering (K-2nd grade)

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering (3rd-5th grade)

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Maple West Elementary -

Jr. Mechanical Engineering (K-2nd grade)

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering (3rd-5th grade)

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Pinehurst Elementary-Winter 2019

Lego WeDo: Animals Part 2: K-2nd

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots. The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building turtles, gorillas, scorpions, and more!

Minecraft Redstone: 3rd-5th

Medieval Machinations: Minecraft Redstone EDU PM: One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging. Students will work together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle.

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Queen of Heaven- Nov 2018

K-2nd Lego WeDo: Animals Part 2: K- 2nd grade

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots. The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building turtles, gorillas, scorpions, and more!

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The Park School: January 2019

Junior Mechanical (5-7 yr. olds):

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

Apprentice Mechanical (8-11 year olds):

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit.

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Union Pleasant Elementary School: NOV. -

Jr. Inventor's Workshop: K-2nd grade

Over the course of the program, students will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover all about 2-D animation, simple robotics, and make your own Sketch Bot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

Apprentice Inventor's Workshop: 3rd-5th grade

During this program the children will be using the Engineering Design Process to make a vibrating bug, mouse trap car, various air powered machines, and more.

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Childcare Programs:

Amherst Nursery School- SEPT. -

Junior Mechanical Engineering: PreK 4:

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

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Childtime Orchard Park: Oct. 2018

Junior Mechanical Engineering: PreK-4:

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

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JCC Buffalo- SEPT. -

Junior Mechanical Engineering: PreK 4: NEW, longer 8 week program!

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

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Childtime Williamsville- Fall 2018

Junior Mechanical Engineering: PreK-4:

Introducing our youngest engineers to the fundamental concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, forces, and angles using various materials to create, build, and design various types of machines. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marble maze, roller coasters, cars, boats, egg drop vehicles and catapults!

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Childtime Orchard Park: to be determined

Evening Programs:

Amherst Community Church EVENING: OCT. -

Jr Aerospace Engineering (5-7 yrs old)

With this set of lessons, your child will learn about Aerospace Engineering by examining and creating all kinds of flying objects. The students will learn about lift and gyroscopic rotation as they create flying saucers. They'll see how size, weight, and materials affect parachutes. They'll experiment with the concepts of potential and kinetic energy as they create jets and whirling copters. And, they'll see the concept of thrust in action as they launch multiple rockets and even learn about neutral buoyancy with helium balloons!

Apprentice VEX IQ Robotics (8-11 yrs old)

A VEX IQ class is designed to expose students to STEM fundamentals within the context of building a robot. Without even realizing it, students will begin to instinctively apply these lessons to their as they advance through the program. This hands-on process, especially for younger students, establishes an intuitive and deep-rooted expertise that simply cannot be replicated by traditional teaching methods.

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Open to Public: Buffalo: OCT. -

Jr. Inventor's Workshop (5-7 yr olds)

We have opened up the workshop for 5 days of fun, creativity, and of course -- engineering! Over the course of the program, students will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover all about 2-D animation, simple robotics, and make your own Sketch Bot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

Apprentice Inventor's Workshop (8-11 yr olds)

During this program the children will be using the Engineering Design Process to make a vibrating bug, robotic hand, and various air powered machines, and more.

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Queen of Heaven SEPT : to be determined

St Gregory the Great OCT: to be determined

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church: Fall

Jr. Lego WeDo Robotics: Amazing Mechanisms (5-7yr olds):

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots and machines such as axles, circuits, gears and pulleys. Many of these simple machines are easily translatable to real life situations (doorknobs, cars, even pulling water from a well!). The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building dancing birds, a drumming monkey, a spinner, and much more!

Apprentice VEX IQ Robotics (8-11 year olds):

A VEX IQ class is designed to expose students to STEM fundamentals within the context of building a robot. Without even realizing it, students will begin to instinctively apply these lessons to their as they advance through the program. This hands-on process establishes an intuitive and deep-rooted expertise that simply cannot be replicated by traditional teaching methods. Once the children have built the robots they will then compete with teammates to achieve various missions!

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HOME SCHOOL GROUPS:

Engineering for Kids offers programming for home school groups as an on site field trip or in a 4, 6, or 8 week club setting.

The program can be tailored to the needs of the group!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

The Park School: SATURDAYS: -

Junior Mechanical Toys: Junior (5-7 year olds)

In this program our engineers will be introduced to diameter, kinetic and potential energy, force, momentum, vibration, and motion. Students will explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, buzzers, popper launchers, and guitars. 10:00-11:00

Junior Lego WeDo Robotics: Amazing Mechanisms: Junior (5-7 year olds)

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots and machines such as axles, circuits, gears and pulleys. Many of these simple machines are easily translatable to real life situations (doorknobs, cars, even pulling water from a well!). The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building dancing birds, a drumming monkey, a spinner, and much more! 11:00-12:00

Apprentice Mechanical: Apprentice (8-11 year olds)

Students will learn about kinetic and potential energy, gravity, durability, forces, friction, angles and much more while constructing their own marble mazes, roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, CD racers, balloon and air powered dragster cars, and catapults. We focus on group collaboration while designing, creating, testing, and re-building various machines throughout this unit. 10:00-11:00

VEX IQ Robotics: Apprentice (8-11 year olds)

A VEX IQ class is designed to expose students to STEM fundamentals within the context of building a robot. Without even realizing it, students will begin to instinctively apply these lessons to their as they advance through the program. This hands-on process establishes an intuitive and deep-rooted expertise that simply cannot be replicated by traditional teaching methods. Once the children have built their VEX robots they will then compete with teammates to achieve various missions! 11:00-12:00

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    Engineering for Kids works with local churches, community centers, libraries, recreation centers, and others to provide programs that are open to the public! These can be:

    • One day special events or
    • Weekly Clubs

    For information on how to add any of these programs to your school, group, or site, please contact us.

    **Registration Closes 5-7 Days prior to start date to allow Instructors to pack and organize supplies. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER BECAUSE IT WILL SHOW AS CLOSED! (You may be able, in SOME cases, to register for week 2 if the class is not full! In those cases the class will re-open for registration after the completion of the first week's class)**

    Why Do Parents Love Our After-School Activities & Classes?

    Parents love Engineering For Kids for many reasons, some of which include:
    • We create a learning enrichment environment that’s suitable and enjoyable for children between the ages of 4 and 14
    • Our esteemed educators are highly trained, kind, and compassionate
    • We offer a variety of programs at different times to accommodate almost any schedule

    Studies show that children enjoy going to school when they have fun after-school activities to attend. Our enrichment classes serve as the perfect win-win for parents and children alike. They also allow children to create new interests and build friendships that can last a lifetime.

    • For our Summer Camps please click on the drop down "camps"
    • We will resume after school and evening classes in the Fall.

    Types of Programs

    DURING OR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

    Enrichment Programs that are:

    • 4, 6, or 8 week curriculum's to choose from
    • clubs or academies that can run all year
    • 1 to 1 ½ hour classes conveniently held at school
    • Typically, children take home projects