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Neutrons

Scienzminds Neutrons are budding engineers and scientists that fall in the age group 6-9 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. Monthly plans and annual memberships are available. 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 Neutrons.

Annual and Monthly Plans starting from $105/month


Robotics for Neutrons

An engaging and fun course for the Scienzminds robotic engineer in the Neutrons group! Students work as young scientists and engineers. robot models while learning various concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), as well as language and literacy. Children use the WeDo Robotics platform , performing a series of theme-based activities that they relate to such as animals, soccer, etc. Children build models featuring working motors and sensors and program their models using a fun graphic drag and drop software interface.


Math for Neutrons

Hands-on math courses for the Neutrons teach students to build, investigate and explore geometry concepts, vocabulary, and structures in a 2-D and 3-D world. Students learn concepts in a experiential way, laying the foundation for higher mathematical learning. The geometry concepts are best understood when models are held and manipulated. The younger students build models using math manipulative and learn concepts ranging from Geometric Shapes to Fractions is a Fun way.Older kids in this group who are advanced can take the intermetidate hands on math course where they learn fundamental quantitative skills through constructing modes in math and geometry.


Science (STEM) for Neutrons

Learning Science and engineering with Legos is an enjoyable experience for Kids in the Neutrons group. This hands on course gives them a solid foundation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) concepts. They investigate and understand the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life. They learn by playing and building models with legos and other materials. The course is enjoyable yet intellectually challenging for students, while they develop skills such as creative problem-solving, communication of ideas, and critical thinking. Students learn to use the scientific method through observation, reasoning and prediction.


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.


Electronics for Neutrons

Older kids in the Neutrons group are challenged with the introductory electronics course. Here 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.


Programming for Neutrons

Neutrons can choose a dedicated programming course such as Scratch programming. Neutrons who have done the robotics courses will also be exposed to graphical programming. Scratch programming is visual and graphical programming language that is suitable for the early elementary age group. Children can program and create interactive characters insert them in stories, games, and animation. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.


Bridge Engineering

Let the kids hurl those birds – not to save their eggs form the piggies, but to bring down bridges, and other structures they built 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 there! The students will plan the forces and trajectories that will be most appropriate to launch the Angry Birds so they can bring those bridges down.