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Mini Courses

There are two Mini-Courses Scheduled for April of 2015
and one during July 2015:

Creative Building Using LEGO® bricks:
Space, Towers, Bridges & Zip Line

Thursdays April 2, 9, 16 & 23
12:30pm - 2:30pm or 3:30pm-5:30pm
Ages 5 to 9

Participants are given basic challenges and are encouraged to build creatively 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.

Space: Learn about the difference between space travel in history and movies and build a space craft.
Towers: Learn about structures and how to build something very tall.
Bridges: Learn about the strength of shapes and the differences between triangles and rectangles.
Zip Line: Build, modify and test a trolley on a zip line while learning about weight, balance and pivot points.

The cost is $90 per child ($80 for SEE members)
Each session is limited to 20 participants.
Print Registration Form Here


This Mini-Course was created by and will be run by Brickapalooza owner and founder Eric Kingsley.

Brain Storm

Thursdays April 2, 9, & 16
3:30pm-5:30pm
Ages 10 to 12

In this three-week mini-course, Brain Stormers will discover the mysteries of the human brain! They will learn about the anatomy and functions of the brain through fun hands hands-on activities and challenges. Brain Stormers will operate a giant neuron, play games, explore the senses, create brain hats and more!

The cost is $50 per child ($45 for SEE members)
Each session is limited to 20 participants.
Print Registration Form Here

This Mini-Course was created by and will be run by UNH Student and SEE intern Lauren Simmons.


In July of 2015 we will be offering:

Stop Motion Animation

July 27 - 31 2015
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.
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:
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