Winter Camp January 2018 Half day or Full Day

Age Group

4-6, 7-11, 12-14 YEARS

Drop-In's Welcome!

Marine Drive Learning Centre

Description

BrainSTEM Learning Canada offers great educational options for your children in the winter season. This is where the kids not only have a lot of fun and they will learn about STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math). In the activities they always use their creativity, their curiosity, and learning concepts to face exciting challenges. Using teamwork, the engineering design process, and fun; they build, test and improve their projects in a way to reinforce the class principles.

Why do a BrainSTEM Learning Canada Winter Camp?

There are a lot of options to spend your vacation time, but there are a few options like our programs that give your kids so much fun at the same time that they learn. Usually kids dislike math, physics or engineering theory. They will love to use these principles to solve problems, or to improve human life designing, building, testing and improving their creations. They will find a use for math and physics, challenging their partners or challenging themselves.

BrainSTEM Little Brains (4-6 years) Learning Weekly Themes are as follows:

Jan 2-5: Morning: 9:30-10:30 Robotics Eng., snack break, 11:00-12:00 Chemical Eng.,

Lunch 12-1pm,

Afternoon: 1-2pm Mechanical Eng., snack break, 2:30-3:30pm Robotics pt. 2

Cost

Half day: 1 Week: $216 + GST/ 4 day week

Full day: 1 Week:$432 + GST/ 4 day week

Size Group:
Maximum of 20 participants (split between both age groups)


BrainSTEM Specialists(7-11 years)/Managers (12-14 years) Learning Weekly Themes are as follows:

Our Winter Camps are geared towards 7-14 year-olds. They are run over the course of one week and consist of 3-hour sessions with snack break, Tuesday through Friday January 2-5, 2018, either in the morning or afternoon. You could also do one week of full day classes with two 3-hr sessions, two snack breaks, and a 1 hr lunch break.


Morning 9am-12pm: Winter Challenges

Introduction

With the winter season comes many new opportunities to have fun and find new activities to perform. In Canada the winter season comes with snow fights, hockey, ice-skating, snow construction like the snowman, igloos, and more.

This season brings students the opportunity to learn about STEM concepts with fun activities, like the physics on a sled, a hockey game using robots, snow fights by designing and building their own catapults. In this way the students are learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics because they will find this information useful to face challenges and improve their designs.

At the same time students are learning all these concepts. They will use teamwork, sharing ideas, use the skills of their partners, developing leadership, and friendships. We are bringing them the opportunity to understand how the professionals and they can use the STEM concepts in our daily life to make our lives easier, comfortable and for sure many times funnier.

In the morning winter camp program students will:

  • Day 1: Propulsion Sled. They will learn the basic concepts about pneumatic propulsion, velocity, inertia, etc. designing and building their own sled. It will be tested against the others to find the fastest sled design.
  • Day 2: Robot-Hockey match: They learn about the basic concepts of robotics, building and programming their own robots to play a hockey game using sensors and engines to find the best design to beat the other teams.
  • Day 3: Catapult snow fight. Design and build their catapult to launch snow against the snowmen of the other teams and win the competition, learning about tension, potential energy, gravity, force, and other physic concepts.
  • Day 4: Improving the Sled. They will learn the basic concepts about magnetic trains, how they work and how we use magnetism to avoid friction and make the fastest magnetic sleds in the world, designing and building their own magnetic sled.

Cost

Half day: 1 Week: $216 + GST/ 4 day week

Full day: 1 Week:$432 + GST/ 4 day week

Size Group:
Maximum of 20 participants (split between both age groups)


Afternoon 1-4pm session: The Gift Factory

Introduction

In winter season we have one of the most famous annual festivals known in the world, Christmas. On these days, affection and kindness are to be part of the seasons emotions including a little magic touch for many kids with Santa Claus visiting families giving presents to good kids. This tradition is very well known around the world and Santa Claus is very popular.

The Santa Claus fantasy says that with the help of the dwarfs and elves, they manufacture toys, candy and other presents in the North Pole factory for the people that have been good. Santa and his eight reindeer deliver the presents on his sleigh at midnight December 25 (Christmas Day) going down the chimney.

The students will use their creativity and learned concepts to improve a Gift Factory similar to Santa Claus’s, facing challenges and using teamwork learning about simple machines, physics and science concepts, branches of engineering, what an engineer does, how they use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to design, build and improve machines and devices that help us in our daily life. They will face different challenges having fun using STEM education models.

In the afternoon winter camp program students will:

  • Day 1: Simple Machines. They will learn the basic concepts about simple machines and how these basic concepts are used for mechanical engineers: pulley, gears, levers, inclined plane, and how they can be used inside the gift factory.
  • Day 2: Christmas Trees challenge: They must use the basic concepts about structures, forces, tension, traction to build Christmas trees using candy’s and other basic materials, challenging each other to build the most creative and highest Christmas Tree.
  • Day 3: The Roller Coaster gifts transporter. Design and build a Roller Coaster that crosses the entire factory to facilitate the transportation of the gifts from one point to other, finishing with the delivery slide. The students will use the basic concepts of physics like inertia, gravity, potential energy, and thrust.
  • Day 4: Science and innovative gift delivery. The students must design and build their new devices to deliver gifts from the factory to kids homes using straw rockets. This includes math to determine the accuracy and creativity to find a design with the best performance.

Cost

Half day: 1 Week: $216 + GST/ 4 day week

Full day: 1 Week:$432 + GST/ 4 day week

Size Group:
Maximum of 20 participants (split between both age groups)