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Mini Courses
We currently have two mini-courses scheduled:

Creative Building: Bridges, Towers, & Racers

May 10, 17 & 24 2017
3:30pm-5:30pm
Ages 5 to 9

In this three-week mini-course, participants are given basic challenges and are encouraged to build creatively using LEGO® Bricks in a hands-on environment. During each session, 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.

  • Bridges: Learn about the strength of shapes and the differences between triangles and rectangles.
  • Towers: Learn about structures and how to build something very tall.
  • Racers: Race custom cars down a ramp while learning basic principles of gravity, friction and motion.

The cost is $70 per child ($60 for SEE members) Limited to 20 participants.
Download a registration form here
or call 669-0400 to register.

Stop Motion Animation

July 31- August 4, 2017
9:30am - 2:00pm
Ages 8 to 12

Students will create a 2 to 3 minute "Invention and Discovery" film using LEGO® bricks and minifigures. Students will work in groups of 3 to 4 depending on class size to create a short stop motion animation film. Groups begin by storyboarding and writing their story on the first day while we discuss the process and expectations. Day two is dedicated primarily to finalizing the story and set design. The final 3 days are for filming and editing.

The cost is $250 per child ($230 for SEE members)
Each session is limited to 12 participants.

Download a form or call 669-0400 to register.

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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.


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Past topics include:
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Chemistry
Nanotechnology
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
LEGO® Simple Machines to Remote Control
Pump it up: Cardiology for Kids
Brain Storm: Discover the mysteries of the Human Brain