Go, Go, Go! Transportation Engineering

 Grades K-1 

  • This class is for Mini Nerds entering Kindergarten or 1st grade. Your kiddo must turn 5 by 12/31/18 and be able to handle a school classroom environment.

Study the Engineering Design Process in this construction class! Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve your vehicles, rockets, and boats! You will design cars to speed down our derby track! Modify your design to make your vehicle go the fastest or the farthest. Study other types of vehicles like rockets and boats and use them to do even more engineering challenges! This class is offered twice. If your nerd wants to take it again, they can go even deeper with their learning!

Note to Current Desert Sun Families:

  • Mini Nerds can also be entering PreK or TK if they turn 5 by 12/31/18
  • Week 2 taught by Teacher Jenn and Teacher Misty
  • Week 5 taught by Teacher Jenn and Teacher Daniela

What kids make...

  • custom cars
  • boats
  • rockets
  • tracks

What kids learn...

  • Engineering Design Process
  • materials engineering

Curriculum Focus

  • Engineering
  • Making

Meet Your Teachers!

Jenn Conley

Kindergarten Teacher 8 years
B.A. in Elementary Ed and Special Ed from NAU
ESL and Early Childhood Endorsements
Taught in China for 6 months
Self-taught ukelele player and loves ultimate frisbee

Misty Martinez

Desert Sun Teacher 12 years
AA in Early Childhood Education
B.A. in Photographic Studies from ASU
Has absurdly large collections of sea shells, beach sand, and plastic animals


Daniela Yuenyongsgool

Music/Yoga/German language teacher
B.A. in Education
M.A. in History and Religious Studies
Grew up in East Germany

Summer 2018 Registration

* 2 week notice of cancelation required for full refund. No partial refunds.

  • AM Week 2
    06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • AM Week 5
    06/25/2018 - 06/29/2018
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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1512 W Elliot Road, Chandler, Arizona, 85224, United States