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Ages 9-14 Electrons

Science Cosmos Electrons are budding engineers and scientists that fall in the age group 9-14 years. The classes are self paced and the kids have an opportunity to discover and learn. Course categories are listed below. All are courses that will interest your child. A course is usually assigned depending on the child's age and skills. Monthly plans and annual memberships are avaialble. The recommended duration is 6 to 12 months. Over the period of enrollment, students are introduced to different courses in these categories. Some courses come with a certificate. Students can enroll anytime during the year, since they experience the courses at their own pace. See the location specific pages for class schedules for Electrons.

Robotics for Electrons

Welcome to the wonderful world of robots! This extensiive Robotics course for the Electrons group enables students to work as young robotic engineers. Students Build, Program and Test Robots built using the LEGO Mindstorms platform. They learn how to build robots incorporating various Sensors and Motors. In this course they learn how to Navigate the software Graphic robot Programing interface. Students learn how to use the Sound Sensor, Light Sensor, and Ultrasonic Sensors. Why robotics? Because it’s exciting for students and is the premier vehicle for hands-on delivery of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to students. Our robotics program provides an enjoyable yet challenging classroom environment in which students can develop important 21st-century skills such as creative problem-solving, communication of ideas, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork. They learn while at the same time having Fun!

Science (STEM) for Electrons

Learning science and engineering with Legos is fun indeed! This course enables students to work as young scientists and engineers, helping them to investigate and understand the operation of simple machines found in everyday life. They build models with Legos and other materials while learning concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM).The program provides an enjoyable yet challenging environment in which students can develop skills such as creative problem-solving, communication of ideas, and teamwork. They learn while at the same time having Fun! Students experience the mechanical and structural principles normally hidden away inside everyday machines and structures and understand how to apply these principles.

Electronics for Electrons!

Electronics for the Electrons, thats a natural fit! Several courses with progressive levels of advancement are offered for the Electrons group. Students learn the fundamentals and progressively advance. Students learn conceps such as wires, circuits, switches, resistor, and capacitors, on the Snapcircuits platform where no soldering is required. Students snap together components to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside televisions, radios, and other electronic devices.The more advaced courses gives your child hands-on education in how electrical circuits run the everyday devices that they’re familiar with. Imagine what fun the child will have building a photosensitive electronic organ, a lie detector, an AM radio, and a two-finger touch lamp, etc. With these projects, children will experiment with electric switches, integrated circuits, digital circuits, fuses, and the transformation of circuit sounds into other sounds, etc.The even more advanced student can work on projects involving the Arduino electronics project board and virtual Oscilloscope.

Math for Electrons

Electrons can leran concepts in math by building models. This is an unique way of learning, compared to leraning in a school classroom. Younger kids in the Elelctrons group are challenged with the intermetidate hands on math course where they learn fundamental quantitative skills through constructing modes in math and geometry. The Older kids are challenged with the hands on Middle School math course, where they learn advanced concepts in Math and geometry, including things like the Fibionacci sequence.

Programming for Electrons

This Hands-on Robotics program for 6th graders and above by Scienzminds challenges them to the next level. Kids learn how to program the robots they built using the Robot C programming interface, which uses C programming based language. Students learn how to write code to make the robots work with the sound, light, touch and ultrasonic sensors. Studetns have previoulsy has one of our other robotics courses as a foundation. Our robotics program provides an enjoyable yet challenging classroom environment in which students can develop important 21st-century skills such as creative problem solving,

Bridge Engineering

Here students build bridges, and other structures using physics and engineering principles. This engaging course teaches students how the principles of physics and math work in bridges. Inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, and evaluate scientific principles in action. Students build different bridge designs and demonstrate their understanding of how they work. They are able to describe and understand the forces that act on structures, and how structures are made stable and support loads. They learn how the physical properties of materials matter in the design and construction of bridges, while gaining an understanding of the design, engineering, and construction processes used in bridge building. The fun doesn’t stop here! The students will plan the forces and trajectories that will be most appropriate to launch objects so they can bring those bridges down.

Life Sciences for Electrons

Building a DNA model, students unravel the mystery and complexity of the fundamental building block of Life. They learn about DNA structure, replication and transcription as well as the structure and function of the nucleic acid molecules that make up DNA. Students learn by building models of simple and complex molecules and gain knowledge through hands-on activity.By the process of building, they gain a deeper understanding of how the molecules come together to form complex structures,and gain a far superior understanding than from learning in a conventional classroom.

Robotics Engineering for Electrons

This is a premier course for students who are advancing in the Electrons Robotics courses and stepping in to middle school. This structured course teaches science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts with the helpof the Lego Mindstorms robotics platform. Students will learn how to use feedback from sensors, applied mathematics and measurement to program their robot to navigate in its environment. They can advance to a higher level to complete multiple investigations involving partial inquiry and guided research. Students will be given the option for a research report – to reflect on their projects, define key terms, and discuss their understanding the engineering process.

Lego Literature Learning

The LEGO© literacy land program helps students build their way to better communication and enhance literacy skills. Just as our students learn STEM concepts by building and playing, here studetns are taught literacy skils. It combines learning principles and a specially formulated set of LEGO© bricks to create a hands-on learning environment applicable across all grade levels, supporting core curriculum subjects. Students are tasked with building models that illustrate their understanding of various curriculum concepts, for example, how they “view” democracy or how they visualize a historic event. It’s also an excellent way to boost communication as students learn to actively listen, think creatively, and cooperate to solve problems. The process involves the teacher in the role of facilitator and provides an opportunity for unique expression by each student.