Zen Maker Club – After School Program – Aerospace Engineering – Braemar Elementary
April 9 @ 3:05 pm - May 28 @ 4:35 pm
In this 8-week after school program we explore aerospace engineering. It is intended for kids in Grades 4 to 7. No experience necessary.
A real jump start in the applied sciences, experience an astronaut’s journey from Earth to Mars. Activities include mathematic calculations, scientific experiments, 3D design, scratch programming, and planetary poetry! After this level, students can take level 2. Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
Registration includes all supply costs.
To provide a high instructor to student ratio and to provide a very engaging experience, we are limited to a maximum of 12 children in the Zen Maker Club per semester.
For kids that have been in the Zen Maker Club after school program before or similar programs we will provide them with more advanced activities to work on.
To model a real life industry context, our approach is cross disciplinary and how the design, technology and entrepreneurship components intersect is as important as going deep into one particular topic. Participants that continue on with the Zen Maker Club will get an opportunity to advance to more sophisticated and challenging levels of the topics and will discover which areas are of most interest to them. We will also briefly mention the kinds of careers the various topics can lead to in an age appropriate way.
We have different projects and curriculum based on the experience of the participants.
Note: We cover a lot of material in a short time and require participants to be respectful of their instructors as they would their daytime teachers and to not disrupt other participants through bad behavior . We reserve the right to exclude kids from our program that are disruptive that prevent the other participants from learning. In this case, a refund will be issued on a prorated basis. For any behavioural issues, we will first attempt to address with the participant and then with the parent if necessary. This is a rare occurance but where there are behavioral problems, in order for the experience to be enjoyable and educational for the other participants, we reserve the right to limit access to the Zen Maker Club.