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EXCITING NEWS!

Virtual PA Day Workshops

For The First Time! Virtual Fall Workshops in partnership with the City of Vaughan!

City of Vaughan Virtual Workshops:


Virtual PA Day Workshops

Virtual Sustainability City Workshop: Minecraft Greenhouse Design

Go green minecraftBuild your own automated greenhouse using Minecraft. Apply engineering design processes and electrical engineering concepts to explore the theme of urban gardening and green spaces, and learn how they contribute to a more environmentally friendly, self-sustaining city. Make your greenhouse come alive as you navigate engineering challenges, manage resources and work collaboratively with your fellow engineers.

Workshop 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.
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Date: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
  • Time: 9- 11 am
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Virtual Animate in Roblox Workshop

RobloxLadies and gentlemen start your engines! In this 3 hour workshop, students learn about animation and study how the human body moves. Pose a Roblox character to create an animation, such as swimming or skipping. Students learn to create New Scripts in Roblox. The mission is to Understand the process of how computers simulate motion in an animation using individual poses.

Requirements for the virtual Workshop:

  • 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.
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Date: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
  • Time: 9am – 12:00pm
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Virtual Magnetic Hop Workshop

Electrical image with magnetMagnets are everywhere. The earth is a magnet, and magnets are found in and on more than just our refrigerators. During this lesson, students will explore magnets and identify objects that are and are not magnetic. Students will also explore magnets’ ability to attract and repel other magnets and then apply that understanding to create their own bouncing rabbit that uses a magnet’s ability to repel like poles.

This program will require an activity kit, which will need to be picked up by the customer in Richmond Hill.

  • Ages: 4-7
  • Date: Friday, Nov. 19th, 2021
  • Time: 1:30 – 2:45pm
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Mechanical Engineering Workshop: Build a Race Car!

undefinedVroom vroom! Explore the principles of speed and acceleration by building your very own race car! Learn all about the car’s wheel and axle system, then take your new race car for a test drive on different inclined surfaces. Prepared supply kit is included in the cost and will be made available for curbside pick-up at a community centre in the City of Vaughan.

  • Ages: 4-7
  • Date: Friday, Nov. 19th, 2021
  • Time: 2:45- 3:45 pm
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City of Vaughan Virtual Workshops

Engineering Bridges & Tunnel Workshop

Minecraft Escape Room Workshop

Construct an urban adventure for your toy car! Explore engineering concepts by building, designing, and making roads, tunnels, and bridges. Prepared supply kits are included in the cost and will be made available for curbside pick-up at a community center.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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  • Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
  • Time: 4:30 - 5:45 PM

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Magnetic Ice Skating Workshop

Minecraft Escape Room Workshop

Skating without ice, oh my so magnetic! Explore how the magnetic field can travel through a solid object. Create a magnetic ice rink and make your figure skater or hockey player spin around and “skate” for you. Prepared supply kits are included in the cost and will be made available for curbside pick-up at a community centre.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Saturday November 20, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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  • Tuesday, December 2, 2021
  • Time: 4:30 - 5:45 PM

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Scrapping The Sky Workshop

Minecraft Escape Room Workshop

Towers so high they can reach the sky! Investigate the fundamentals of skyscraper construction and the design principles that make these structural giants a success. Construct a skyscraper by using a variety of materials. How high and strong can you build yours? Prepared supply kits are included in the cost and will be made available for curbside pick-up at a community centre.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Saturday, November 6th, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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  • Thursday, November 25th, 2021
  • Time: 4:30 - 5:45 PM

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Widget Spinner Workshop

Minecraft Escape Room Workshop

Ready, set, spin! Create your own widget spinner and become familiar with Newton’s Law of Inertia. Predict, test and observe the change in motion and speed by adding unbalanced weights.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Saturday, October 30th, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
  • Time: 4:30 - 5:45 PM

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Superheros 3D Design Workshop

Minecraft Escape Room Workshop

Bring your own superhero, Minecraft or Fortnite character to life. Learn how to create super characters using 3D computer-aided design or CAD.

*Workshop Requirements: Computer PC or Macbook & Solid Internet

  • Age: 8-12
  • Saturday, November 27th, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Thursday, December 7th, 2021
  • Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

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Gingerbread House 3D Design Workshop

Minecraft Escape Room Workshop

Glide into the holiday spirit by making a virtual 3D gingerbread house. Have a jolly good time decorating and creating your gingerbread house through computer-aided design, or CAD and not worry about the clean up after.

*Workshop Requirements: Computer PC or Macbook & Solid Internet

  • Age: 8-12
  • Saturday, December 4th, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Thursday, December 9th, 2021
  • Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

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