Athletes around the world are training for the Summer Olympics in Rio! Young designers can get in the Olympic spirit at MODA by using use littleBits electronic circuitry kits** to build and power their own Olympic games.
In this 2-hour class, young designers will work in teams to create an Olympic-inspired invention, then film it in action. They’ll practice design thinking skills as they brainstorm ideas, collaborate to build prototypes and test them, and refine and share their work.
Each team will:
Create an invention that showcases their favorite Olympic game, artifact, experience, or athlete.
Develop collaborative skills by working in small groups.
Solve problems using the design process.
Test their inventions with other people.
Film a short movie using digital media tools.
September 6 & 20 for young designers presently in grades 4-6
September 13 & 27 for young designers presently in grades 1-3
$40 / $35 for MODA members
Young designers will be using MODA’s littleBits to build. If you want to continue this learning at home, we’re happy to make recommendations about appropriate littleBits sets that can be purchased for home use.
*littleBits are color-coded electronic circuitry kits that snap together with magnets. littleBits circuitry kits empower students to engineer real world solutions through invention, to kickstart their creativity, and to develop creative confidence through STEAM learning. Our littleBits classes meet Next Generation Engineering Design Standards and Common Core standards.
littleBits Olympics 2016 Dates
Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. For young designers presently in grades 4-6.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. For young designers presently in grades 1-3.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. For young designers presently in grades 4-6.
Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. For young designers presently in grades 1-3.
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 series. 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.