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School Year Programs

Our exciting array of school year programs are designed to extend learning beyond the school day and are perfect for online or onsite options. 

We partner with schools, PTOs, recreation departments, homeschool organizations and other community-based organizations to provide fun and safe educational opportunities. Programs typically meet directly after school for one hour over 5 or 10 weeks.  Classes challenge and entertain kids with educationally productive activities which combine instruction and fun. 

Looking to book a program? Contact our Program Coordinator, Amanda Pang  programs@wickedcoolforkids.com

School Year Programs 2023- 2024

5 week offerings 

SCIENCE 

Architects & Engineers  K-5

In this STEAM based approach to building, experiment with engineering principles to learn what makes structures strong.  Create and test classic architectural shapes such as columns and arches. Select designs to build bridges and soaring skyscrapers.  Put your skills to the test to build houses for superheroes, and construct a simple catapult.  

 

Potion Makers K-5 

Engaging hands-on chemistry projects will encourage kids to be junior scientists. Unlock the secrets of the laboratory to create customized soaps, lotions and potions. Explore how chemists create formulas and make your own cool products to take home.  Learn about chemical properties and reactions while making fizzing potions and secret solutions! 

 

Paws, Jaws & Claws K-5

Take a look at some of your favorite wild animals and determine if they are predators or prey. Learn to identify track patterns of canines and felines (dogs and cats) and compare animals in the wild to our domesticated pets. Creep with big cats and lope like coyotes. Be sly like a fox as you learn about local predators and what they eat. Each week you’ll focus on a specific species to become a wildlife expert. 

 

Splat! K-5

Splat! Is where science and art meet.  We will create and design colorful projects while learning science concepts.  Construct a kinetic motion-based marble painting, colorful kaleidoscopes, and  use chromatography to find hidden colors.  Experiment with primary and secondary colors while growing polymers and create a shimmering undersea scene.


History’s Mysteries K-5

Investigate Earth’s awesome powers in the form of wind, water, weather, and sunlight as we solve history’s mysteries. How did volcanoes form?  Where can I find real dinosaur fossils? What did all these rocks come from?   Kids become sleuths of natural history and dig deep to decode geological clues to see how the earth has changed over time.  Science goes into action as junior geologists and elementary engineers harness Earth’s extremes.   

 

LEGO

Engineering Junior K-1

LEGO Engineering Junior is an introductory program designed

specially for kids in grades K-1.The activities promote teamwork and critical thinking skills as kids investigate basic engineering concepts using DUPLOs. Perfect for the young builder with tiny hands to build a seesaw, vehicle, and spinning top and other fun working mechanisms.  

 

LEGO Robotics 1-5

The We-Do Robotics system features LEGO models that incorporate working motors and sensors with simple programming software. Kids will work as scientists and engineers to build, program, and test working models. Building dancing birds, drumming monkeys, and roaring lions to learn about simple machines, complex motion, and the concept of randomness. 

 

LEGO Jr. Builders K-1

This introductory K-1 LEGO set allows learning through creativity and constructionism using standard sized LEGO bricks, plates, and mini-figures. Activities focus on cross-curricular learning through design, building, and classification. Earn your builder’s license to construct  a bridge, build a wheelchair, and create a machine that you invent. Use language skills to set a scene and build with sounds. 

Game Design 101 with Tynker online 1-5

Learn programming using a fun scenario-based approach and build games!  Side Scroller Survival introduces the basics of motion and animation using puzzle modules to reinforce coding concepts (e.g., sequencing, loops) to help an astronaut collect supplies, navigate a friendly dragon through obstacles, and apply knowledge of angles to navigate a spaceship Actor on a grid. Create scenes with actors that jump, tell stories and interact with inputs. 

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required. No previous coding experience necessary

School Year Programs 2023- 2024

10 week offerings 

SCIENCE

 

STEAM Squad K-5

Engaging hands-on chemistry projects will encourage kids to be junior scientists. Unlock the secrets of the laboratory to create customized soaps, lotions and potions. Explore how chemists create formulas and make your own cool products to take home.  Next, create and design colorful art-based projects while learning science concepts.  Construct a kinetic motion-based marble painting, colorful kaleidoscopes, and use chromatography to find hidden colors.  Experiment with primary and secondary colors while growing polymers and create a shimmering undersea scene.

Wild World Mysteries K-5

Take a look at some of your favorite wild animals and determine if they are predators or prey. Learn to identify track patterns of canines and felines (dogs and cats) and compare animals in the wild to our domesticated pets. Creep with big cats and lope like coyotes. Be sly like a fox as you learn about local predators and what they eat.  Next go back in time to ask “How did volcanoes form?  Where can I find real dinosaur fossils? What did all these rocks come from? “  Kids become sleuths of natural history and dig deep to decode geological clues to see how the earth has changed over time. 

 

Design & Discovery Club K-5

Kids will love this engineering and chemistry club. Experiment with engineering principles to learn what makes structures strong.  Create and test classic architectural shapes such as columns and arches. Select designs to build bridges and soaring skyscrapers. Next unlock the secrets of the laboratory to create customized soaps, lotions and potions. Explore how chemists create formulas and make your own cool products to take home.  Learn about chemical properties and reactions while making fizzing potions and secret solutions!

 

LEGO

LEGO Engineering Junior Imagineers K-1

A Wicked Cool For Kids exclusive! Using LEGO Duplos, learn basic engineering skills.  Next,  we will listen to stories based on popular fairy tales. Using the engineering design process, we will then create solutions to help solve their hero’s problems using simple machines. Help LEGO Sam and Sara create Rapunzel’s tower and a pulley system to lift her lunch! Prince Charming’s buggy is busted - can Sam and Sara build a Charming Car to carry the Prince’s blocks and save the day? This program will emphasize creativity, cooperation, engineering, math and literacy skills.  

LEGO Robotics 1 & 2 1-5

Kids work as scientists and engineers to build, program, and test working LEGO robotics models. Building dancing birds, drumming monkeys, and roaring lions to learn about simple machines and complex motion.  Create bots that compete in soccer games, and fans to cheer them on. Incorporate tilt sensors, cams, and motion sensors and    attempt a daring airplane rescue and sail a boat in a storm. Complete your We-Do adventure by designing your own interactive robots to compete in challenges you and your team dream up!

 

LEGO Jr. Builders STEM  K-1

This introductory LEGO set allows learning through creativity and constructionism using standard sized LEGO bricks, plates, and mini-figures. Activities focus on cross-curricular learning through design, building, and classification and then shifts to STEM based activities, critical thinking, and problem solving. Make your own math game, build symmetrical designs, and learn about simple machines by building a lever. Design structures, animals, and communities in collaborative and educational challenges.

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