Wed, 08 Jul | Online Class

Wed Engineer Academy (School Years 3-6)

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Wed Engineer Academy (School Years 3-6)

Time & Location

08 Jul 2020, 15:10 – 16:00
Online Class

About the Event

Across a five-week term, children take part in hands on creative activities creating simple machines, structures, boats and  flying objects, as they learn about what it takes to be an engineer. 

Class Dates & Topics:

1) Wednesday 10th June: Introduction to Engineering & Machines

In this first class, we learn about what engineering is and the skills required and then introduce the six simple machines by building one of them.

2) Wednesday 17th June: Simple Machines

This week we go a bit deeper into simple machines and make our own pulley and/or winch. We use problem-solution engineering skills in a design challenge.

3) Wednesday 24th June: Structures

Next we take a look at structures and explore engineering principles as we create some structures of our own.

4) Wednesday 1st July: Boats

We look at the principles of upthrust and water displacement as we look at and build our own boats.

5) Wednesday 8th July: Flying Objects

In our final week, we look back at what we've learnt and think about aerodynamic principles as we design flying objects.

Class Requirements:

  • Access to a computer or other device to use and sufficient internet speed to stream video
  • Paper/Pen, pencil and colours
  • Scissors, glue and tape
  • Various household junk materials throughout the term - we will give you advance notice of what is needed each week and can help adapt resources where you don't have them available
  • Various other construction materials which we will send out a list of when you sign up. These include: string/thread, paper cups or plastic pots, aluminium foil, cling film, (duct) tape, coins, craft sticks, straws.
  • We always ask that you remain nearby to provide any assistance during the class if necessary

Other Details:

Each class provides plenty of scope for children to continue with activities in their own time, meaning they can be kept busy for time beyond the class. However, there is no homework requirement and children can do as little or as much as they like between weekly classes.

If your child has attended any of our classes before, we will bear this in mind when recapping any skills they may have already learnt. However, while there may be some parts that children will have covered before, please note that these are brand new classes with new content and focus. 

These classes are led by a qualified and experienced teacher and we take a maximum of 10 children (or children with siblings) per class.

When a class fills up, we will start a second cohort of children and begin the 5-week course when we have sufficient children in that cohort. Please spread the word to your friends to make sure we can fill the cohorts to go ahead.

If children are to return to school before the end of the 5-week term we will reschedule remaining classes. Where this is not possible we will refund for remaining classes.

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