Classroom Antics is offering the following after-school programs (or clubs) for kids in grades K-5 during the 2017-18 School Year in the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati markets. Each program meets for 4 weeks, 1.5 hours after-school per week, for a total of 6 hours. There are 3 unique programs offered during the Fall, and 4 additional unique programs offered during the Winter-Spring.
Buildings and bridges are everywhere, but what goes into designing and building these structures? Architects and Civil Engineers think about not only what goes into making a building stand tall but also the people that will be using it. In this class, we will design and build models of skyscrapers, suspension bridges, and ziplines. We will also learn about principles that affect our designs, like force and balance. Each challenge will have students thinking about what goes into building the world around them.
Recommended weeks: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2
Animals and humans are amazing creatures, full of life and complexities. Biomedical Engineers are challenged with discovering new ways to improve life for all living creatures. In this class, we will conduct hands-on activities to learn how to extract DNA and genes from a fruit, build a mechanical leg for a human, and discuss how these inventions improve life. Students will create their own solutions to additional medical problems and quandaries in the eyes, joints, and even bird beaks!
Recommended weeks: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
The Power of Green
The environment affects everything we do. From our oceans to the plants and animals that live in forests, and from the way we get electricity inside houses to the weather outside. Because the planet is so important, Environmental Engineers are looking for new ways to protect it every day. In this class, students will explore and invent new ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost what most people would call “trash,” by making it into race cars and reusable bags. Students will also learn about solar energy through building their own oven and how to help overworked bees pollinate crops.
Recommended weeks: Nov. 13, 27, Dec. 4, 11
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