Grades:This class is best suited for entering 2nd-5th graders.
Teacher: Mrs. Warwick (2nd, 4th grade teacher/costume enthusiast)
Calling all inventive nerds who love solving problems and want to explore and create devices to help rescue Sporky from jumping in the trash again! Each day we’ll discuss ways to engineer an escape from Sporky’s latest misfortune and learn about simple machines in the process!
Online Class Format
- Your nerd will be participating in a virtual environment for the 50-minute teacher led portion of the class using Zoom. Nerds will share their clever ideas and projects with 4-7 other students and celebrate their successes together!
- They will then work independently for 1 additional hour building and testing their design.
- By enrolling in this class they will also unlock the day-by-day course materials below which will supplement their learning outside of the live Zoom session.
This is a good fit for…
This is the perfect class for nerds who like to tackle issues by inventing, testing and improving clever solutions. We’ll design and build with everyday household materials, construct and explore simple machines, and learn how to innovate using basic principles of engineering in our challenges each day!
What nerds learn:
In addition to learning about the engineering process your nerd will learn to persevere as they test and improve their creations. Perseverance is a big thing here at Nerding! We’ll talk about specific strategies to help us get through a failure and recover to make your design even better! Your nerd will also interact with kids with similar creative interests and will make new friends as they cheer each other on!
Successful nerds are curious learners who enjoy building and experimenting to maximize the awesomeness of their creations! Nerds will share their clever ideas and projects as we go.
Some of our exciting challenges are:
- Build a Trash Friend
- Garbage Rescue
- “Operation Pull Toy”
- Carnival Game
Gain new nerd skills!
After this class your nerd will be able to describe the engineering process and understand the broader use of the process in school, teams, and life! They will be able to put simple machines to use and describe how they can make work easier. We’ll practice perseverance and redesigning when something doesn’t work as intended so that nerds will learn the benefit of “try and try again”.
**Pro Tip: Gather 4-6 of your nerd’s friends and we’ll set up a private class for your group of nerds!!! Class size min-max is 5-8 including your nerd. Contact us at [email protected]