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Design like an Engineer: Project Playground 2.0 (Grades K to 2nd)

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Want to design the ultimate playground? How about adding robotics into the mix? Learn all this and more at MODA’s Design like an Engineer: Project Playground 2.0 camp!

Bring your wacky and daring ideas to life as we design for kids who love playgrounds!  Campers will start by exploring MODA’s exhibition, Designing a Playful City, doing a fun and interactive study about the different ways kids and adults play. Through active observations and hands-on experiences, campers will compare and contrast playgrounds they see at MODA with others they have encountered in the past.

Working collaboratively in design teams, they will create blueprints for the playground of the future (Playground 2.0), taking into account users needs and interests in their designs. Then, they’ll build! Using construction sets like K’Nex and LEGO bricks, campers will prototype designs usingsensors and motors to design  playground equipment and fixtures that move and interact with the environment. In addition, they will learn the basic principles of programming and coding.

Parents and guardians are invited to visit the campMODA Project Playground 2.0 Expo located within the lobby space immediately following camp.

Skills campers will learn:

  • Basic robotic engineering
  • Programming principles using WeDo software
  • Creative confidence
  • Fine-motor skills
  • Collaboration
  • Design thinking, highlighting empathy, ideation, and prototyping
  • Science, technology, engineering, arts, math and design concepts

MODA Members: $60/ Non-members: $70

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Blair Banks, Education Coordinator

Blair strives to combine her studies of race and ethnicity with design in order to create programming for children that is not only relevant to their experiences, but also presents them with ideas that originate beyond their backyards. She crafts unique field trip experiences that support and reinforce classroom learning through hands on activities, and tours of MODA's rotating exhibitions. Blair also heads up MODA's Education Partnerships – a series of meaningful collaborative efforts between MODA and various schools and organizations that strive to incorporate design as a problem solving tool for addressing 21st century challenges. 

Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.

Earlier Event: April 1
Guided Tour: Designing Playful Cities
Later Event: April 2
MODA Monday at Colony Square