Get a Head Start with STEM Programs!

BUILD MATH & SCIENCE SKILLS

There are numerous benefits to introducing Engineering to elementary school students.  Children are fascinated with building towers and bridges using objects like blocks and spindle toys.  Such activities require their curious minds to use math and science skills. Engineering concepts are being applied as they solve how to make their building project complete!

 

INCREASED CONFIDENCE

According to Engineering is Elementary, developed by the Museum of Boston, “Research suggests that engineering activities help build classroom equity. The engineering design process removes the stigma from failure; instead, failure is an important part of the problem-solving process and a positive way to learn.”  The idea is that there are multiple answers and solutions to solve a puzzle and build a tower or bridge.  There is no right answer. This leads to increased confidence in children and the belief that anything is possible if you keep trying!  The concept of learning from mistakes, and not giving up, are part of elementary school, and is instilled in the introduction of Engineering concepts to children.

IMPROVED SOCIAL SKILLS

Computer Explorers’ Engineering classes are designed as team based lessons.  This encourages kids to use collaborative efforts to get through their lessons.  Furthermore, students work on improving social skills, such as sharing, patience, and team-work.  These are fundamental skills intertwined with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math lessons all available through TechStars programs at Computer Explorers.  

Engineering classes are available for kids as young as 5 years old, with our Intro and Jr Fun-Gineering classes.  Additional Engineering classes for older kids offered include: Fun-Gineering, Circuits & More, and Physical Programming with Micro:Bits.  Computer Explorers also offers classes in Robotics, Coding & Programming, Digital Design & Arts, Digital Sciences and more! Contact us today to sign up for our COMPUTER EXPLORERS’ classes located throughout Northeast Chicagoland!!



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