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Explore Program for Certificates of Excellence   Grades 1 - 2

The Learnatory Explore Program gives students in 1st and 2nd grades an introduction

to the integrated fields of Science Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.  They develop

a perspective and appreciation as they increase their interest and understanding of S.T.E.A.M.

Through exciting inquiry-based projects, students learn from dynamic instructors teachers experienced

in working with young children in S.T.E.A.M subjects.



 
Program Goals

  • Increase awareness and excitement about S.T.E.A.M.
  • Stimulate an affinity for exploration, discovery, and innovation
  • Understand and apply the Engineering Design Process
  • Develop skills in how to learn, study, and think critically
  • Build strong communication, collaboration, and presentation skills  
  • Motivate parents to encourage their children to become engaged in the S.T.E.A.M. fields
  • Motivate students to want to continue to explore the S.T.E.A.M. fields


Learning Path for the "Explore" Program*

  

The Learnatory Explore Program is designed to provide young people with a well-rounded perspective and wide range exposure to S.T.E.A.M.   Your child may register for the complete package of four classes or take classes separately.  Each class is 8 weeks.  Courses may be taken in any order.


SCRATCH Coding  

Understand how computers think through coding projects in Scratch along with games and activities.
This course introduces Scratch in a setting designed for younger learners.

XBox Game Design & Animation 

Why play someone else’s game when you can make your own? Building upon the skills developed in SCRATCH, students will continue to use block programming to build an actual game for the XBox!


Rockin' Robotics  
Since children learn best when they’re having fun, building on or modifying the understandings they already have in place makes this Robotics course fun and learning addictive!.   The classroom becomes a technology lab as children learn the basics of robotics and experience the power of programming the languages that control robots!  Embedding SCRATCH in this course, young people get a solid introduction to programming and immediately apply those skills to their own robots!  This course will challenge children and make them think more about what kind of role robotics plays in the modern world.


Electronics and Magnetism  

How do electrical circuits work? The lessons in this session will get students thinking like electrical engineers, starting with the storybook "A Reminder for Emily", about a girl living in the Australian outback who needs an alarm to remind her when it’s time for chores around the ranch. The hands-on activities in this session reinforce science concepts including conductors and insulators, schematic diagrams, and circuits. For the final engineering design challenge, students plan, create, and improve their own alarm circuit.


*Course selections subject to change and every course is not offered every Session.




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