Engineering a Metropolis STEM Camp at Launch

Launch Math + Science Centers

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  • Grades 2-4
  • Late Pick Up Available

Help us discover the inner urban planner in your child as we engineer a metropolis! Over the course of the camp week, 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, campers 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 week campers 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

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Late pick-up until 5:00 pm is available at an additional cost. The program starts shortly after camp ends at 3:30 pm and continues until 5:00 pm. 

Kids and parents alike love Launch Math and Science Center's STEM-focused camps.

Age: 6 to 9 years
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes

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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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