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Winter Break Camp: Game Design Lab: Pong In Space and LEGO Robotics Lab
Engineering for Kids Full Day Winter Break Camp
$550 (5% sibling discount), Ages 8 - 14
Game Design Lab: Pong Games (Morning Session)
They say that in space no one can hear you scream... with JOY while playing your very own version of the classic video game, Pong. Pong In Space! We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to identify and capture the rules of play and characters for our game. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the program, everyone takes home a working Windows compatible game (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems).
LEGO Robotics Lab (Afternoon Session)
This program is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots using LEGO® EV3 sets. Throughout this camp, students will use mathematical concepts, engineering principles to brainstorm, plan,test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a specific task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors. During the camp, students will discover the Engineering Design Process in a real world setting as they test their robots multiple times. Students do not get to take home the LEGO® projects.
Please bring a bag lunch. Supervised lunch hour, 12pm-1pm at the museum cafeteria. Students are also encouraged to bring a book to enjoy during that time!
Any questions, please contact Nassau Engineering For Kids at 516-418-2318.