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Engineering For Kids of Toronto - York Region

Classes

Fall 2021 Virtual & In Person Classes

In-Person Classes: Ages 4-7

In-Person Classes: Ages 8-13

Virtual Classes: Ages 4-7

Virtual Classes: Ages 8-13

In Person: Junior Robotics Classes

Junior Robotics

The junior robotics engineering classes use educational Robots to create a perfect mixture of fun and imagination that can help expand your young child’s creative mind. We introduce students to robot design and computer programming Engineering Design Process. During the Robotics program, students will build robots, add different sensors, motors and learn to program the Robots!

Course Topics will include: Mars Rover, Rescue Helicopter, and Earthquake Simulation.

  • Age: 4 - 7
  • Date: Saturdays October 16- November 13
  • Time: 4-5 PM
  • Location: Aurora Family Leisure Complex

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In Person: Junior Robotics + Mechanical Engineering

jr roboticsThe junior Mechanical classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, material and movement through open and focused exploration. Students explore and construct mechanical machines such as roller coasters, catapults. Also by using LEGO® Robots, students learn how to create and operate their creation robots by using computers.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Date: Saturdays October 16 - Dec 4
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Ed Sackfield Arena & Fitness Centre, Richmond Hill

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  • Date: Mondays Oct 18 - Dec 6
  • Time: 5-6 PM
  • Location: Elgin West Community Centre, Richmond Hill

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In Person: Junior Robotics + Civil Engineering

Jr Robotics and Civil EngTwo Hands-on Engineering classes in one: Robotics + Civil engineering

These Civil engineering activities are centered on exploring the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind skyscrapers, bridges, roads, Tunnels, and more in this fun and engaging experience.

These Robotics/ Coding activities are a perfect mixture of fun and learning. using LEGO® Robotics, students learn how to program and operate their creation robots by using a computer.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Date: Sundays Oct 17 - Dec 5
  • Time: 10 - 11 AM
  • Location: Elgin West Community Centre, Richmond Hill

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In Person: Minecraft Design Theme Park

Minecraft Design Theme Park

This program will have students build their very own Minecraft amusement parks! Students will have to navigate a few engineering and teamwork challenges to do so. Students will draft blueprints and plans for their parks on paper before beginning to create it in Minecraft to make it as much like the process of designing a real amusement park as possible.

  • Age: 8-12
  • Date: Saturdays October 16 - November 13
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Aurora Family Leisure Complex

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In Person: Robotics & Coding: Olympic Robots

The Olympics Program will introduce students to the concepts of building and programming robots in a competitive and fun way. Students will use the six steps of Engineering Design Process to build and code a robot that will be their “ATHLETE” to play HOCKEY, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, TUG OF WAR, and more!

  • Age: 8-12
  • Date: Saturdays October 16 - Dec 4
  • Time: 10 - 11 AM
  • Location: Ed Sackfield Arena & Fitness Centre, Richmond Hill

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In Person: Galactic Crafting: A Minecraft JAVA Class

minecraft java classThis program will immerse students in a fascinating intersection of aerospace and civil engineering, the design of extraterrestrial buildings and structures. Using a modified version of Minecraft, students will be challenged to design and build a self-sustaining habitat for themselves on the Moon. Students will learn to use the Engineering Design Process to work through a simulated version of the challenges of space travel in the relatively familiar setting of Minecraft.

Note: Students may use their own Minecraft account for PC. If students do not have their Minecraft PC account, they can choose one of the below options:

  1. Purchase their own permanent account here: www.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition
  2. Engineering For Kids will share a temporary username & Password which can be used only during the class. This option should be communicated by email (yorkregion@engineeringforkids.com) at least 3 days before the start date.
  • Age: 8-12
  • Date: Sundays Oct 17 - Dec 5
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Elgin West Community Centre, Richmond Hill

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In Person: Electrical Engineering (Hands- On)

undefinedWithout electrical engineers, our world would be vastly different. Items from simple radios to computers and even some cars are run on electricity.

The curriculum for the Electrical Engineering program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of circuit design, building, and maintenance through various hands-on activities including conductors, Resistors, Electric Magnet.

  • Age: 8-12
  • Date: Mondays Oct 18 - Dec 6
  • Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Elgin West Community Centre, Richmond Hill

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Virtual: Engineering Club (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering)

Mechanical and electricalJoin us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual program. Engineering For Kids is bringing the amazing hands-on STEM CLASSES right to your living room!

Students receive their supply boxes and attend their live and interactive online classes to learn and build different fun and educational engineering machines and learn about the basics of Electrical Engineering & magnetic field.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Date: Saturdays Oct 23- Nov 20
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom
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Virtual: Engineering of Travel (Hands - On)

eng of travelJoin us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual program. Engineering For Kids is bringing the amazing hands-on STEM CLASSES right to your living room!

Everyone has to travel, and engineers are involved in all the steps of designing different modes of transportation as well as inventing and designing tools that aid in travel. Everyone’s travel needs are different, whether they need to walk around their local community to do errands, or they need to be halfway across the world by evening! During this program, students will get their passports and travel to a new country every day by a different means! They will engineer their mode of transportation or tool to aid in transportation daily to get to their destination country.

Further details on how to join the online classroom will be communicated with enrolled families.

Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Date: Saturdays Nov 27 - Dec 18
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom
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Virtual: Minecraft Design Travel into Future

Travel into Future

This program will immerse students in the expansive world of Minecraft and will challenge students' 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. Students get to learn: How the United Nations is using Minecraft in the process of urban planning and design!

In this program, we will be using Minecraft JAVA which is only compatible with PC (Windows) & MacBook (MacOS). So, families need to have either of these devices available for their children.

Students will receive a temporary Minecraft account from Engineering For Kids to be used only during the class time.

The details of the Minecraft accounts and setup for this program will be communicated with the families by email, a few days before the start of the program.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Date: Sundays October 17 - November 14
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM

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Virtual: Coding Racing Games Design

coding and racing gameJoin us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual program. Ladies and gentlemen start your engines! On your mark, get set, GO! Kids are drawn to the excitement of a race. They hoot and holler in anticipation that the car they chose will cross the finish line first. 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.

Class requirements:

  • Computer: Only PC or MacBook Except for Catalina or newer versions. (NOTE: NOT COMPATIBLE WITH CHROMEBOOK)
  • Solid Internet

Further details on how to join the online classroom will be communicated with enrolled families.

Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

  • Age: 8-12
  • Date: Saturdays Oct 23- Nov 20
  • Time: 10 - 11 AM
  • Location: Zoom
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Virtual: Galactic Speedway By Roblox

Galactic Roblox gameJoin us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual program. Create your very own spaceship and race it on an alien planet. Practice skills like 3D modeling and coding as you publish a game on Roblox. Roblox is built using a coding language called Lua. Students learn to create New Scripts in Roblox and Over time, the knowledge of coding will become more and more complex and allow them to write out full scripts of Lua code.


Class Requirements:

  • A PC or Mac computer. Roblox cannot run on Chromebooks or mobile devices such as smartphones.
  • Internet access. This allows us to keep the software up to date and gives you the opportunity to save your projects to your Roblox account.
  • A free Roblox account. Roblox Studio is free to use and does not require a license.
  • A 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended.

Further details on how to join the online classroom will be communicated with enrolled families.

Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

  • Age: 8-12
  • Date:Saturdays Oct 23- Nov 20
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom
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Virtual: Maximum Power with Minecraft

undefinedJoin us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual program. Design, create, and make your very own city come alive using Minecraft! Students will explore the theme of renewable ENERGY SOURCES and how SOLAR and WIND ENERGY can be incorporated to create a more sustainable urban design. Kids apply their new scientific understanding to include renewable energy in their Minecraft city designs using the Engineering for Kids design process. On the last day, students will learn how to pitch their ideas and launch their designs to a larger audience.

Class Requirements:

  • In this program, we will be using Minecraft JAVA which is only compatible with PC (Windows) & MacBook (MacOS). So, families need to have either of these devices available for their children.
  • Students will receive a temporary Minecraft account from Engineering For Kids to be used only during the class time.

The details of the Minecraft accounts and setup for this program will be communicated with the families by email, a few days before the start of the program.

Further details on how to join the online classroom will be communicated with enrolled families.

Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

  • Age: 8-12
  • Date: Saturdays Nov 27 - Dec 18
  • Time: 10 - 11 AM
  • Location: Zoom
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Virtual: Coding Adventure Games With Roblox

undefinedJoin us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual program. Create an adventure game where players explore a world to find items to harvest and sell.
Roblox is built using a coding language called Lua. Students learn to create New Scripts in Roblox and Over time, the knowledge of coding will become more and more complex and allow them to write out full scripts of Lua code.

Class Requirements:

  • A PC or Mac computer. Roblox cannot run on Chromebooks or mobile devices such as smartphones.
  • Internet access. This allows us to keep the software up to date and gives you the opportunity to save your projects to your Roblox account.
  • A free Roblox account. Roblox Studio is free to use and does not require a license.
  • A 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended.

Further details on how to join the online classroom will be communicated with enrolled families.

Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

  • Age: 8-12
  • Date: Saturdays Nov 27 - Dec 18
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom
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Out of This World Reviews

  • "The kids learned to program, design robots and fall in love with the world of Engineering."

    - Trudy