Engineering Lab: Design-Build Challenges with LEGOs
For Rising 2nd to 4th Graders
Do you know a budding engineer that loves LEGOs? Are they interested in learning the ins-and-outs of machines? Check out this week of engineering fun at MODA’s Engineering Lab: Design-Build Challenges with LEGOs.
Say goodbye to the instruction manual and hello to learning by making. In this camp, young designers will explore how simple machines make simple work .From levers to wheels, each camper will prototype their own simple machines using LEGOs and other construction materials. As we build, we’ll put ourselves in the shoes of engineers and learn how they think. We’ll make real world connections to machines we encounter everyday and how both, engineers and designers, make the world a better place. Next, they’ll take what they’ve learned from their projects and build their own complex machines that solves an engineering problem.
Throughout the week, campers will also expand their engineering skills by combining them with robotics. Using LEGO WeDo kits, they’ll find new and creative ways to incorporate motors and sensors into their projects. Campers will also learn how to code using the WeDo software, a Blockly-based programming language which uses digital blocks that ‘snap’ together to represent various code concepts like sequencing, loops, conditional statements, and more.
At the end of the week, campers will present what they’ve designed to friends and family.
Develop collaboration skills
Learn Design Thinking mindsets
Learn engineering principles
Practice critical thinking and problem solving skills
Practice basic coding skills
Date and Location
This is a week-long camp for rising 2nd to 4th grade students that runs from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at MODA, 1315 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309.
MODA Members: $225
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least one month prior to the start of your camp session.
Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator at campMODA@museumofdesign.org.
Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! Please contact Blair Banks at 404.979.6455 so that we can have a conversation and discuss your camper’s unique potential, and how to best celebrate their strengths and accommodate their challenges.
Cancellations and Refunds
Once campMODA confirms your camper's enrollment:
Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start of the session will result in a refund of the amount paid minus the $100 non-refundable registration fee (Amount paid - $100 non-refundable registration fee = Refund).
No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session.
If you have any last minute emergencies, do not hesitate to contact MODA's Education Coordinator at campMODA@museumofdesign.org or 404.979.6455 so that we can discuss the best options for you and your camper.