Fall Programs will be offered at MySTEM Academy Center, 10850 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090
Cost: $150/student per month (2 hours/week)
$15 discount for multicampers or siblings
|12:30-2:30 pm||Robotics for Kindergarten||Robotics for Kindergarten|
|4:00-6:00 pm||MySTEM Academy Club||Extra FLL Meetings||MySTEM Academy Club||FLL Meetings|
|6:00-8:00 pm||MySTEM Academy Club||Extra FLL Meetings||MySTEM Academy Club||FLL Jr. Meetings||Extra FLL Meetings|
In this program, kindergartens explore STEM by using LEGO kits to investigate the world around them. They will build with Coding Express LEGO train tracks and learn computational thinking as they place tracks to play sounds, turn the lights on and off, pause and refuel, change direction, and stop the train. They will also experiment with LEGO Education Machines & Mechanisms sets to build pinwheels, spinning tops, seesaws, rafts, car launchers, and other projects while using gears, axles, pulleys, and more. This program will introduce kids to STEM and early coding-related concepts as they use LEGO to sort, classify, build, examine, and share their creation with others.
Each month, we will challenge students to design, build and program customized theme-based projects using LEGO pieces, gears, motors and sensors to bring them to life. Each student can work on his or her own part of a project and all parts will be combined at the end of each month to be showcased to friends and families. Themes to explore are Amusement Park, Zoo, Christmas, Green City, Space Exploration, and others. Lower elementary school students will use the LEGO WeDo kits and parts while upper elementary and middle school students will use the LEGO Mindstorms advanced building pieces and sensors. Students may attend any two hours a week on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm. The showcase exposition will happen on the last Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 8 pm.
In 2019-2020, MySTEM Academy robotics teams will design, build, and program LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3 robots to perform autonomous “missions” to solve the City Shaper Challenges. With the guidance of coaches with 10 years of experience in FLL, teams will apply STEM concepts to design innovative solutions to real-world problems. Along their journey, students develop critical-thinking, team-building and lifelong learning skills, preparing them for future careers. Teams will showcase their hard work and meet other teams at the FLL Scrimmages, Qualifying Tournaments and Championships. Top performance teams are invited to participate in the annual World Festival in Detroit with other 100 international teams. Click here to learn more about FLL. Students are required to take the Advanced Robotics for FLL program before enrolling into MySTEM Academy teams
In 2019-2020, MySTEM Academy FLL Jr. teams will design and build models using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 to solve the BOOM TOWN Building Challenge and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. Along their journey, students develop critical-thinking, team-building and lifelong learning skills. Teams will showcase their hard work and meet other teams at the FLL Jr. Expo in Pittsburgh in early 2020. In 2017, MySTEM Academy FLL Jr. team participated at the International Legoland Expo in California.