Jr Structural Engineering
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Towers, Bridges, and Castles with LEGO® Bricks A Jr. Structural Engineering Course Become a junior builder and make amazing LEGO® creations! You will learn core structural engineering concepts while building cool creations like towers, bridges and castles. There are no instruction booklets in this class – you will use your imagination to build these structures while learning the engineering behind them. So while your buildings will look cool on the outside, they will be rock-solid on the inside, ready to withstand an onslaught from earthquakes, boulders, and even hurricanes.
This class will take place on zoom.
Ascendly classes teach the engineering skills and mindset needed for creative projects and problem-solving. Our core belief is that even the youngest students can learn many core concepts of advanced engineering topics. This belief is reinforced and drives the classroom experience throughout our Core Values:
Everyone, rich and poor, young and old, girls and boys, when exposed to well well-designed experiences, can gain the enthusiasm and skills needed to become a young engineer.
We expect all members of the Ascendly community, employees, volunteers, and students to behave in the highest professional manner and we teach professionalism skills as part of the curriculum.
We know that not every kid will grow up to be engineer, but we believe that every kid deserves to be taught the skills and mindset needed to build things and to understand how things get built.
We disdain packaged kits and build-instructions. Whenever relevant, we provide students with open-ended challenges where there are multiple correct answers. When fabricating a creation, we’ll use real tools to develop real skills and thoughts habit that go beyond just following the next step in the instructions. Real engineers are characterized by a mastery of skills, a pattern of critical thinking, and super-charged curiosity. Our courses are designed to foster and reinforce those traits.
We start with advanced skills and concepts, and then re-package them into an enticing bundle perfectly suitable for grade-school children. You'll be amazed to learn what your students are able to do. We make concepts come alive in order to inspire your kids to become tomorrow’s engineers.
Expect a rich Parent-to-Program Relationship:
Parents will receive, prior to each session, an email covering that day's planned topic, along with optional parent-child discussion questions and activities.