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Engineering for Kids of Winnipeg

This Summer, Engineering For Kids is going VIRTUAL!

During this challenging time, Engineering for Kids of Winnipeg would like to wish you and your family good health and safety. We have been bringing a variety of instructor-led fun activities to children right to your homes. We continue to add new programs and invite you to visit us often.

We are offering a range of Online Engineering Classes in topics like Aerospace Engineering, 3D Printing, Electrical Engineering and more! At EFK, our STEM programs provide an experience that will challenge young minds and promote creativitiy, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Our curriculum has been Cognia Certified AND deemed a STEM.org Accredited Educational Experience. By having both of these certifications, it proves we have carefully developed our programs and courses to give our students the full scope of their studies and the importance of careers in STEM.

Virtual Robotics

Inspiring the next generation of engineers!

Virtual Summer Programs

Juniors Engineering in Stories

Kids experience and learn the science and hidden engineering challenges within their favourite stories, including Moana, Frozen, Three Little Pigs, My Little Mermaid, Shrek and more!

  • Ages: 4 - 7 yrs
  • Dates: May 23 - July 11
  • Time: 11 am
  • Cost: $100 + GST

Supplies for the 8-week program are shipped right to you. Our instructors guide the kids in real-time through the program.

  • Moana: Students build their own sailboat and test it against a strong wind!
  • Frozen: Students grow crystals using Chemical Engineering, fit for Elsa!
  • Three little pigs: Students build and test three different houses against the Big Bad Wolf.
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff: Can students re-engineer thé bridge in this classic?
  • Rapunzel: Students devise an escape for Rapunzel, with slides and pulleys!
  • Shrek: Students make Oobleck for Shrek!
  • The Little Mermaid and Nemo: Students build a reef for their marine friends
  • Cinderella: Students build getaway cars for Cinderella

Masters Virtual Robotics

Child playing virtual robotics on computer Through twice-weekly online video meetings, students will work in small groups,
learning to code virtual robots. The "gamified" online robotics platform will allow
students to program (code) their robot to complete challenges, some on their own
time, and some during the scheduled class.

  • Ages: 8 - 14
  • Dates: June 1 - June 24
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $100 + GST

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in regular tournament
style challenges against peers in these virtual classes, to help them see their progress and trouble spots.

By programming robots for a purpose, participants practice problem solving and logic skills, as well as math concepts such as degrees, and basic algebra and geometry. Students will also experience the use of motors, sensors, and the way robots affect our everyday lives.


Juniors STEM variety

  • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Dates: Tuesdays, July 7 - August 25
  • Time: 4 - 4:45pm
  • Cost: $100+GST

All supplies and instructional materials for the 8 week program are shipped right to you. Our instructors guide the kids real-time through the program. The eight activities are:

  1. Chemical Engineering: Bubble bliss + Wacky Wands: Students will explore properties of a liquid during this Bouncing Bubbles lesson. They will experiment concocting two different bubble solutions to determine which one produces stronger bubbles. Explore how design of the bubble wand affects the bubble size and shape.
  2. Aerospace Engineering: Parachutes: Students will have to engineer a functional parachute for a test jumper that must descend gracefully after being dropped from a tall height. After the testing phase, which is an important part of the Engineering Design Process, students will be able to improve upon their design.
  3. Electrical Engineering: Greetings: Students learn how to create a flat conductive circuit path with a LED light feature.
  4. Environmental Engineering: Sun painting: Sun printing, or cyanotype, will give students the opportunity to closely examine an object in detail, as the object being printed leaves a direct contact silhouette on the specially-formulated sun print paper.
  5. Civil Engineering: Bridges: The Note Card Bridge activity will challenge students to construct a bridge out of a normally flexible material and create a navigable span.
  6. Chemical Engineering: Slime: Students will learn about the chemical properties of slime and make their own. They will learn about conductivity and test the different polymers.
  7. Marine Engineering: Paddleboats: Students explore kinetic and potential energy and create paddleboats that can travel across a tub of water
  8. Aerospace Engineering: Helicopters: Students will construct model helicopters. They will explore how forces such as thrust and lift help helicopters maneuver.

Kids doing at home STEM projects Kids doing at home STEM projects


Juniors Engineering in Stories

  • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Dates: July 11 - August 29
  • Time: 10 - 10:30am
  • Cost: $100 + GST

Kids experience and learn the science and hidden engineering challenges within their favourite stories, including Moana, Frozen, Three Little Pigs, The Little Mermaid, Shrek and more!

Supplies for the 8 week program are shipped right to you. Our instructors guide the kids real-time through the program.

  • Moana: Students build their own sailboat and test it against a strong wind!
  • Frozen: Students grow crystals using Chemical Engineering, fit for Elsa!
  • Three little pigs: Students build and test three different houses against the Big Bad Wolf.
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff: Can students re-engineer thé bridge in this classic?
  • Rapunzel: Students devise an escape for Rapunzel, with slides and pulleys!
  • Shrek: Students make Oobleck for Shrek!
  • The Little Mermaid and Nemo: Students build a reef for their marine friends
  • Cinderella: Students build getaway cars for Cinderella

Seniors STEM variety

  • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Dates: Thursdays, July 9-August 27
  • Time: 4 - 4:45pm
  • Cost: $100+GST

All supplies and instructional materials for the 8 week program are shipped right to you. Our instructors guide the kids real-time through the program. The eight activities are:

  1. Aerospace Engineering: Helicopters: Students will construct model helicopters. They will explore how forces such as thrust and lift help helicopters maneuver.
  2. Electrical Engineering: Students will learn about circuits and build a light up greeting card.
  3. Mechanical Engineering: Students will build catapults and explore the mechanics of catapults in order to increase precision and accuracy.
  4. Environmental Engineering: Students will design their own water filtration system while learning about the water cycle.
  5. Mechanical Engineering: Fidget spinner: students to become familiar with Newton’s Law of Inertia. This lesson has students creating, predicting, and testing the change in motion due to adding unbalanced weights to their self-created Fidget Spinner.
  6. 3D Printing: Students will learn about computer aided design and bring their designs to life!
  7. Electromechanical Engineering: Kids learn to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy as they build their own working STEM Cooling Fans!
  8. App Development: Students learn to use simple JavaScript commands to create their own apps.

Robotics WeDo (4 classes)

  • Ages: 5 - 10
  • Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6-15
  • Time: 11 - 11:45
  • Cost: $80+ GST

Our STEM extracurricular activities are coming to you! Kids experience our hands-on engineering program from the comfort of their home.

The Robotics WeDo curriculum is designed to introduce students to the concepts of robotics, automation, programming, and the Engineering Design Process. Students will walk away from this class with a basic understanding of how robots are designed and programmed.

The kids will need to use the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set. The kit is yours to continue using even after our program for endless LEGO Robotics fun.

The LEGO WeDo 2.0 Core Set may be purchased new from Amazon, LEGO or other stores. We have a limited number of kits available for purchase from us as well. These are opened, sanitized and available for pickup or free local delivery. Please contact us for availability and details.

Virtual Programs Information

What will my child be doing in the class?: Engineering For Kids provides hands-on lessons backed by engineering topics and we aim to provide that same experience in our Virtual Classes. We will cover the Engineering Design Process, followed by a demonstration and activity where students will get to engineer something of their own, and then time to ask questions and reflect or improve our designs!

What are your age ranges?: Our Virtual Classes are broken into two age groups, Junior: Ages 4-7 and Apprentice/Master: Ages 8-14.

How does it work?: Each week students will meet online through Zoom in real-time with an Engineering For Kids instructor. The instructor will provide a lesson in different fields each week (ie. aerospace, civil, mechanical, industrial, & more) and the students will be provided supplies for the project via Kits.

What kind of equipment do I need for the class? Students will need to be able to download the Zoom Video Platform. Most devices are compatible, more information on compatibility and to download can be found here. If you need assistance downloading the program, you can also view a range of support videos for Zoom here.

Will I need to participate as a parent?: For our younger ones, we ask that a grown-up or older sibling assist with any scissors or gluing during the activity. If your lesson might require a little extra assistance, it will be noted under the lesson description.

If you would like to learn more about our virtual engineering classes for kids in Winnipeg, contact our office at (204) 808-3019.

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