The Science Cosmos Chantilly branch offers STEAM enrichment programs covering the areas of Chantilly, Herndon, Fairfax, Oak Hill, Centreville. Our STEAM Educators love to teach.
In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, Kindergarten and Pre K Students learn age appropriate concepts of force, speed, predicting and measuring, They do this by building models with LEGO Duplo bricks. Fun models like a pinwheel, Car, Goal Kicker, etc. Working in pairs, together they learn measurement of distance, time, weight; counting, calculating, and problem-solving. They even learn to observe and analyze and enter their testing data on worksheets. This is a popular class where students actively build, explore and learn while having Fun! (Ages 3.5-4)
In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, 1st Grade Students learn concepts related to robotics and programming. Working as budding robotic engineers students use the WeDo Lego Robotics platform and build lego models bases on many themes that they can relate to, such as dancing birds, flying, soccer. Students work in Pairs and build Lego Robot models featuring working motors and sensors and they program their models using a graphic drag and drop software interface. Subsequently they modify the model’s behavior by changing the construction of the model or the software program. This is a popular class that is enjoyable for a budding robot engineer. (Ages 5 -6)
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.(Ages 8-10)
This 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!