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Minecraft Mania is a blend of virtual learning and companion, hands-on activities that explore science and engineering using the Minecraft game. Minecraft Mania supports kids working in groups and uses a private local server. Use an interactive avatar to investigate a game-based educational environment. Engage in computer and real world activities covering geology, engineering, physics, and biology. Learn about the properties of rocks and minerals and take home your own rock collection. Use your skills to build skyscrapers and simple machines and plant your own crops in fun experiential trials.
Full Day only
Minecraft Mania 2: The Sequel
The Mania continues! Explore and build worlds that have been customized for Wicked Cool learning activities on a private educational server. Construct complex Minecraft villages and map out a hands-on model community, built with real world materials. Learn the secrets of Minecraft to forge unique tools, discover the awesome power of redstone, and create automated factories to supply your empire. Design light-up circuits and simple machines to take home inspired by Minecraft redstone and engineering.
Full Day only
Rocket Science '22
Rocket Science ’22 features the all time favorite -customizable E2X model rocket. As an aerospace engineer, you choose the final design as we journey to the moon. Keep a Captain’s Log as you investigate what’s inside the rocky planets and gas giants. Map distant constellations, create glittering moon rocks, and make galaxy slime as part of your out-of-this-world lunar journey. Blast off with a solid fuel high flying launch at the end of the week (weather permitting). Stay a full day to terraform a Mars colony and investigate how NASA’s DART mission is learning to redirect asteroids in space!
Wild World Safari
Explore the wacky world of nature. Take a look at some of your favorite wild animals and determine if they are predators or prey. Learn to identify track patterns and compare animals in the wild to our domesticated pets. Explore hunting techniques while creeping with big cats and loping like coyotes. Make 3- D models of extreme habitats and learn about our planet’s natural resources. Experiment with lenses and prisms to find a rainbow. Discover Earth’s biggest land animals and dive deep into the oceans on this global adventure. Kids who stay full day will design a topographical model of an African savannah habitat with land features and animals.
Wicked Cool Science
How did you do that? Solve awesome science mysteries by becoming a super science sleuth! Grow giant glowing cubes, discover crazy chemical reactions, make glow sticks glow brighter and delight your friends with magic fish. Make a DNA necklace with real DNA and harness the power of the sun. Use a chemical to create crazy “atomic worms” that glow. Stay for the full day and solve the amazing mystery of the color changing liquid and disappearing water using the power of science magic!
Paleontologist? Geologist? Archeologist? You’ll dig our biggest “in the dirt” week yet. Unearth the secrets of ancient Egypt to see how Pharaohs were buried and then make your own mini mummies. Create colossal fossils and learn about your favorite dinosaurs as we travel back in time. Dig up a cool crystal collection to take home as you excavate Earth’s buried treasures. Opt for a full day to take a deep dive into reconstructing a T-Rex, along with more amazing Dino predators and prey.
LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics
Learn to program free roaming LEGO robots “and make science come to life” take out the next idea is more important and see science ideas grow from design to action. Get in gear with LEGO’s NEW updated IPad based software to build and program, Milo the Science Rover and other fun untethered robots. Apply robots to solve real world problems by creating an earthquake -shake table to test house designs, and a bot to sort and recycle items.
Make it a full day! Design your own specialized bots that use sensors to explore an imaginary planet or create a safe wildlife crossing on earth.
LEGO BricQ Motion
LEGO BricQ Motion is an exploration of forces and motion through investigations. Kids determine whether design solutions work as intended by testing and then engineering a change in the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull. Create an obstacle course for a dog, build a spring launcher for a race car derby and make a Minifigure dance party. For a full day of fun, continue the challenges with LEGO Engineering Olympics as we compete in track and field, bobsled and weight lifting fun.
What LEGO challenges do kids love? Our LEGO Engineering program includes STEM-based challenges and free-building. We will build mechanisms that incorporate gears, flywheels, and cams to build amazing contraptions. We’ll crank up the fun using creativity to build with LEGOs in problem solving challenges. Kids design a spinning eggbeater and create a car to carry LEGO bricks.
Make it a full day! Merge LEGOs with machine power to create a power car, dragster, and dog bot!