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Brixology - 6 Week

Brixology more info...
Location: Stough
Dates: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - Tuesday, April 09, 2019details
Grades: Gr 3 - Gr 5
Section #: SE023
Registration closes: Tuesday, March 05, 2019


CALL TO REGISTER: Online registration for this class is currently closed but you may give us a call at (919) 858-8988.

Using LEGO® bricks, build a different engineering-themed project in each class.
Explore engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering.
Use critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem-solving to test and improve creations.
Experience extended learning with a take home toy to reinforce each concept.

Class topics may occur in any order.

TOWERS: Reach for the sky! Find out how structural engineers use ideas from physics to solve problems. Work together to build a structurally sound tower with a working elevator, then test and improve your design for strength and stability.

CARNIVALS: Feel the thrill as you build a spinning swing ride! Learn about the forces and mechanical engineering concepts behind some of your favorite amusement park rides. Then improve and test the design to create an even wilder ride.

BOATS: Create a sea-worthy vessel as you set sail with nautical engineering! Build and test a boat powered bypotential and kinetic energy. Then try changing specific variables to improve speed, buoyancy, and stability.

CREATURES: Discover nature’s engineering secrets as we investigate biomimicry! We can learn a lot about efficient design from observing plants and animals. Build a walking insect machine then test different ways to help it climb up the steepest branch.

VEHICLES: Get in gear as an automotive engineer! Build a motorized vehicle and learn how to optimize it. Use wheels, axles and gears to reduce friction and make it work better. Then shift things into a higher gear to get a hands-on understanding of transmissions and gear ratios.

MACHINES: Engineering is creative! Learn how gears, levers, and pulleys are useful tools for mechanical engineers then combine them with art and design to create and test a motorized drawing machine.
Scheduled DateTime
Tuesday, March 05, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 12, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 26, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 02, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 09, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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