After School Program at La Jolla Country Day
FabLab San Diego in partnership with UCSD San Diego Extension k-12 Education and La Jolla Country Day is offering a spring after school program that engages middle school students in a hands-on Fab Lab learning experience. Students will work with advanced technical tools to perform activities that introduce them to STE[+a]M: science, technology, engineering & math, as well as the arts.
After School STE[+a]M Program at La Jolla Country Day
3D Printing & Industrial Design
Session 1 (Grades 5-8) – Dates: April 10 – May 30, 2013 (W & Th) – 3:15 -5:00 pm
On this after school program students will work with advanced technical tools to perform activities that introduce them to STE[+a]M: science, technology, engineering & math, as well as the arts.
While we will cover technical topics, this class will be taught in a creative and inquiry-driven manner. Participants will learn about industrial design, 3D modeling, and digital fabrication, using a 3D printer to create physical forms from their designs. These physical forms will then be brought to life and made to move or light up by using an Arduino microprocessor and actuators, engaging students in computer programming, robotics and engineering.
These complex topics are explained in easy-to-understand language and fun projects, as we partake in designing and manufacturing our own creations. This class is appropriate for students who enjoy working with computers as well as those who enjoy art. There is no technical prerequisite