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Spring Break Camp: Project Playground

  • Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta United States (map)
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Ages 5-7

Do you know a budding engineer that loves to tinker? Are they interested in learning the ins-and-outs of circuits? Check out this morning of engineering fun at MODA’s Engineering Lab: Circuitastic.

Say goodbye to the instruction manual and hello to learning by making. Campers will start the morning by exploring the electrical capabilities of found objects in MODA’s makeshift tinkering and engineering lab. Using traditional and unconventional STEAM tools provided by MODA, including - LEDs, playdough, battery packs, motors, popsicle sticks, aluminum foil, MaKey MaKey, conductive paint, etc., campers will design their own circuit-based creations that illustrate important principles of circuitry - open versus closed, short circuits, switches, etc.

At the end of camp, your young designer will take home their very own popsicle stick flashlight, and artwork using conductive paint. You’ll also receive a recipe for conductive and insulating dough to continue more STEAM fun at home.

Campers will:

  • 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

Cost:

Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

Please note camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.

Meet Your Instructor

Blair Banks, Education Coordinator

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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.