Two learning with LEGOs classes for grade schoolers will be held in August at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake.
Junior Engineering 2 with LEGOs is for students in Grades 1 – 3 while Collision Cars with LEGOs is for students in grades 4 – 8. Both classes will meet August 5 – 8. The registration deadline is August 1 and space is limited. These courses will offer students the opportunity to have a great time while learning critical Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts that meet National Science Standards.
Junior Engineering 2 will meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon in Room 227 Ritzinger Hall. This class is a hands-on building course. Students will build projects of slightly higher complexity using gears and motors using unique LEGO kits. A must for students who enjoyed Jr. Engineering 1 (though JE 1 is not required). Some of the concepts to be explored are basic engineering principles, gears and gear ratios, simple machines, forces in motion, problem solving and communication skills.
Collision Cars will meet from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in room 227 Ritzinger Hall. Students will use unique LEGO kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete. Students will learn a variety of concepts throughout this class including basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors and energy, friction-forces-motion-aerodynamics, problem solving, and communication skills.
The registration fee for each class is $129 and space is limited.
Participants can register and pay online by going to barron.uwc.edu and clicking on ‘Community Education;’ or by calling Samantha Heathman at UW-BC community education department at 715-234-8176 ext. 5403; or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.