Calling All Gearheads!

  • Session

    Winter

  • Time of Day

    Period 1

  • Grade Level

    Grades 3-4

Do you like building with LEGO?  Curious to see how fast you can make a wind-turbine spin?  Want to construct a gear-powered putter for a miniature golf course?  We use gears in our everyday lives but may not be aware of why.  Students will work together in small groups to gain experience working with LEGO gears and other Technic pieces to better understand the concepts of gearing ‘up’ and ‘down’.  Each day will feature a different engineering challenge that requires you to collaboratively make a successful prototype!

About Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)

For 1st – 4th Grade Students

A New Adventure Every Weekend

MITY's program for elementary students enables inquisitive, high achieving 1st - 4th grade students to continue learning outside of the traditional classroom.  Courses are intentionally designed to inspire inquiry, activate imaginations, and engage eager learners in hands on discovery that is not possible within a regular classroom setting.  While students are in class, parents are invited to listen to professional speakers on topics related to raising bright children, socialize with other parents, or visit a local coffee shop.

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