Engineering a Metropolis STEM Class

Launch Math + Science Centers

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  • Grades 1-3

Help us discover the inner urban planner in your child as we engineer a metropolis! Over the course of the semester, kids explore what it takes to create a metropolitan area with the goal of developing skills to design their own city of choice. From street layouts and building placement to power source identification, students learn about the challenges that architects, engineers, and urban designers face when building cities from scratch. How will we light our street lamps? Let’s learn about hydroelectric power and build a working model of a dam out of clay! How will we cross the rivers that surround our island city? Let’s use popsicle sticks and glue to simulate bridges that traverse these wide spans. By the end of the class, Launch kids use teamwork combined with the knowledge they’ve gained to design their own simulated city! Additional Topics Include: Engineering Design Process, Machines and Materials, Building Types, Transportation Systems, Building Codes / Environmental Considerations

Age: 5 to 9 years
Duration: 50 minutes - 5 hours

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Upper West Side

173 West 81st Street
New York, New York 10024

Sep 20th 2018 - Jan 10th 2019
Thu 4:30pm-5:20pm
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$560.00 Enroll
Sep 22nd 2018 - Jan 12th 2019
Sat 10am-10:50am
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Sep 26th 2018 - Jan 9th 2019
Wed 5:30pm-6:20pm
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Launch Math + Science Centers

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Launch Math + Science Centers provide toddlers to tweens with inspiring math instruction and STEM-based camps and classes. Launch provides math instruction how it should be—exciting, effective, and fun—merging innovative curriculum with an engaging learning environment to foster appreciate and excitement for math at all levels. Launch specialty classes are STEM-based after-school and weekend programs featuring creative, hands-on projects that kids keep so the fun can continue at home.  Launch summer day camps are week-long sessions packed with hands-on, age-appropriate STEM projects that campers get to keep. Multiple summer camps are offered each week for three different age groups and holiday camps are also offered for public and private school vacations.    Kids at launch have a blast with coding, robots, rockets, electronics, architecture, engineering, chemistry, physics, math and more! Launch features a flagship location on the UWS plus seasonal locations throughout the city. Real-life rocket scientist, Scott Heifetz, founded Launch with one mission in mind: Inspire children to love and learn math and science. 

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