Activity Detail

Brixology 6 week

Brixology 6 week more info...
Location: Addison Elementary
Dates: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 details
Grades: Gr 2 - Gr 5
Section #: ADDSON014
Registration closes: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
PRICE: $124.50

Registration

CALL TO REGISTER: Online registration for this class is currently closed but you may give us a call at 414-858-9990.



Description

Boats
Children create a sea-worthy vessel as they set sail with nautical engineering! They build and test a paddlewheel boat powered by potential and kinetic energy. Then they try changing specific variables to improve speed, buoyancy, and stability. Finally, they assemble, test, and take home their own Mad Science Wave Runner - an elastic band-powered boat!

Carnivals
Children feel the thrill of a carnival as they build a spinning swing ride! They learn about the forces and mechanical engineering concepts behind some of their favorite amusement park rides. Then, they improve and test their designs to create an even wilder ride. Finally, they assemble, test and take home their very own Viking Ship Ride model!

Machines
Engineering is creative! Children learn how gears, wheels and axles, and levers are useful tools for mechanical engineers. They combine simple machines with art and design to create and test a motorized drawing machine made with LEGO® bricks. Finally, they each build their own Mad Science Sky Roller – a zipliner they can take home to continue tinkering!

Towers
Reach for the sky! Find out how structural engineers use ideas from physics to solve construction problems. Children collaborate and build a structurally sound tower with a working elevator made with LEGO® bricks. Then they test and improve their designs for strength and stability. Finally, they try to create the most stable tower possible using their very own Mad Science Sky Beams that they can take home.

Creatures
Children discover nature’s engineering secrets as they investigate biomimicry and biomechanics! We can learn a lot about efficient design by observing plants and animals. In this class, children build a walking insect machine then test different ways to help it climb up the steepest incline. Then, they each build and test their own Mad Science Peacock Puzzle – a walking wind-up that they can take home!

Aerospace
Launch your imagination to new heights as you explore aerospace engineering! Discover the secrets of working in space – efficiency and compact, modular design. Create a trussed space station module, then connect it with others to create a massive modular spacecraft. Finally, assemble, test and take home your own Mad Science Astro Lander – it’s a space capsule with a parachute that you can launch!

Schedule

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM

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