Our elementary courses foster STEM learning through hands-on activities that help children develop the curiosity and creativity they will need in later life
Early STEM education
Our curriculum integrates ideas across branches of knowledge while engaging students with a hands-on approach.
We design our programs to fit in with your teaching environment and help you implement them in-school or after-school.
INTRO TO 3D PRINTING
This course is designed for beginners to gain an understanding of how a 3D printer works, and the process of going from a blank 3D design canvas to a full physical print out and make ideas come to life. Students will learn how to build and modify through Tinkercad and use Thingiverse to download items for print, or modify projects created by others. Students will keep all the printed materials.
Coding with Drones
This course is an exploration in how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) work. Through a series of activities that support inquiry and hands-on learning, students will develop an understanding of how drones function and the real-world purposes for which they are used. Students will have opportunity to learn how to code in the Tello application to program drone flight.
INTRO TO ROBOTICS
Students will develop an understanding of how robots function and the purposes for which they are used through a series of activities that support inquiry and hands-on learning. Students will learn how to code in the mBlockly application and program their own mBot robots. The final lessons of the course include a team competition in which students will apply the skills they’ve learned and a debate in which students consider important ethical questions around the use of robots in the modern world.
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Students will have opportunity to learn how to code using block-based visual programming languages to operate robots and drones
Students will control their own drones and robots, and see their 3D designs come alive
Students will work together in teams, using the skills they have learned to overcome real challenges.
Bring these programs to your organization. We offer customized solutions to fit your needs.
Teacher training and support
On-site training for teachers and educators available in Chicago, Naperville, Arlington Heights, and Hoffman Estates. Online training available worldwide.
Hands-on orientation to the equipment and software
Instructional strategies for using new technologies to help students build 21st century skills and meet the Next Generation Science Standards
Practical approaches to integrating STEM into your curriculum using gamification