Learning

BrainStorm Gym for Creative Thinkers

Become a creative superstar! Laugh, play with ideas, and enjoy a make-believe world in Brainstorm Gym’s innovative program that combines a relaxed, informal approach to problem solving with lateral thinking through games, drawing, building and crafting. Get to know Figment and his creative powers as you come up with ‘outside-the-box’ ideas that can be crafted into original and creative solutions to problems. Improvise absurdity, expand on quirky ideas, and explore the unusual to fully unleash your creative potential.

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Hola! Spanish for Kids

Learn Spanish with friends! Join native Spanish speaking instructor and educator Lilian from Words in Motion for this fun filled language learning program. Explore new topics every week from food and travel to games and much more. Get ready to be transported to a world of different words! No prior experience with Spanish required.

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Jr. Chess Club

Learn the basic rules and strategies of chess from Certified National Chess Master, Luc. Enjoy a mix of solo practice and opportunities to play games against other children. No experience is needed and all equipment provided.

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STEAM4Kids: Science for Kids

Science sparks imaginative learning! These hands-on science programs are themed around a particular area of science. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, and take home things that relate to what they learnt that day. Topics may include: Cells, Dinosaurs, Ecosystem Exploration, Energy & Motion, Human Body, Photosynthesis, Seeking Our Senses, & Water Works.

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LEGO® Introduction to Robotics

This new LEGO® education focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Essential and LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Prime engage students in STEAM learning as they experiment with forces, motion, and interactions in the context of sports. This playful, narrative-based learning experience encourages pupils to investigate STEAM concepts, while contributing to literacy, math and social-emotional development.

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LEGO® Robotics Intermediate and Advanced

Watch as your LEGO® creations come to life with code! Develop skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics as you are introduced to wireless WeDo 2.0 and LEGO® Boost Sets. Gradually progress to Mindstorms NXT, NXT 2.0, EV3 featuring working motors, sensors, and coding. No previous experience required. Apple computers and iPads will be supplied.

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Scratch and Scratch Jr Coding

Learn to code using Scratch for ages 7 and up and ScratchJr for ages 5 to 7. Both coding programs were created by the Lifelong Kindergarten group, part of the MIT Media Lab, Boston. Both programs help young people to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively—essential skills for life in the 21st century. iPads will be supplied.

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Zen Maker Lab: Aerospace Journey to Mars

Experience an astronaut’s journey from Earth to Mars! All participants will build their own spaceship with LED components, buzzer, switcher and launcher. Through design and modeling, participants will experience what it takes to survive a trip to Mars. Activities include; mathematic calculations, scientific experiments, 3D design, and scratch programming.

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Zen Maker Lab: 3D Printing and 3D Design

3D printing and 3D designs are the present and future of manufacturing, medicine, architecture, engineering, design, and many other technology areas. In this hands-on program, participants will learn about cutting-edge 3D design and 3D printing technology and will have the opportunity to design and print new 3D designs every session. By the end of the program, in addition to 3D design fundamentals, participants will learn how to create 3D prototypes and 3D designs that involve moving parts from a single design. All supplies are included. Participants can use their own laptop, Chromebook, or one of our computers.

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