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Mini Courses

Registration is now open for two Mini-Courses:

Engineering Wonders of the World:

Pyramids of Giza, The Panama Canal & the Hoover Dam

Tuesdays December 1, 8 & 15
12:30pm - 2:30pm
OR 3:30pm-5:30pm
Ages 5 to 9

Participants will explore some of the engineering Wonders of the World. Not only will these wonders captivate your child’s imagination but they will also teach them about new and old engineering accomplishments. Participants will discover how things are built and how they work through fun building activities with LEGO® bricks. They will be encouraged to think “outside the box”, experiment, test, and improve on their solutions. A different theme will be introduced each week:

The cost is $70 per child ($60 for SEE members)
Each session is limited to 20 participants.
Print Registration Form Here.

Simple & Motorized Machines

Thursdays January 14, 21 & 28
12:30pm - 2:30pm
OR 3:30pm-5:30pm
Ages 8 to 12

In this three-week mini-course, participants will learn about machines with a series of fun hands-on LEGO® activities. The course will start out with the fundamentals of simple machines. Students will build simple and motorized machines while learning about levers, pulleys, measurements, gear ratios, and much more. Participants work in small groups to first build mechanisms based on lesson instructions and then, when familiar with the challenge they will be asked to improve on the design. Every class is different and challenges encourage critical thinking. Students may repeat a session investigate new solutions to problems. The instructor uses a variety of methods to guide students through the problem solving process ensuring the students learn and have fun at the same time.

The cost is $70 per child ($60 for SEE members)
Each session is limited to 20 participants.
Print Registration Form Here.

Mini-Courses and workshops are classes with one or more sessions which allow students an opportunity to learn about one particular topic in more depth. Mini-courses and workshops always include hands-on activities. Mini-Courses are especially popular with home-school students. Please sign up for email newsletters on our home page to get advance notice of future programs.


mini-course participants


Past topics include:
Brain Storm: an introduction to the human brain
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Chemistry
Forensic Science
Slimy Science
LEGO® Gravity Racers
LEGO® Zip Line
LEGO® Simple and motorized machines
LEGO® Bridges
LEGO® Stop Motion Animation
LEGO® Towers
LEGO® Bricktionary