Introducing engineering to children
Technology is constantly changing and developing and unless you keep up you can quickly be left behind. Parents appreciate the increasing importance of giving their children the best education and opportunity possible in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
At Early Engineering we provide fun and innovative STEM based sessions , led by our 3d modelled STEM characters and with a few words from some famous leaders in their chosen fields of learning. Early Engineering is here with the education revolution, embracing the latest in technology to deliver the session material!
Our STEM sessions start with theory and then move onto engineering and problem-solving as they apply the theory they have just learnt. By allowing the children to immediately apply the theories they learn at the start of our sessions knowledge is imparted and learning achieved! Building models that demonstrate the theory whilst having fun! The classes last up to 90minutes and are held weekly over term time. We also run special sessions during holidays, weekends, special events (weddings, parties, birthdays etc) and can provide private sessions upon request.
STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and encompasses a vast array of subjects that fall into each of those terms. While it is almost impossible to list every discipline, some common STEM areas include: aerospace engineering, astrophysics, astronomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, mathematical biology, nanotechnology, neurobiology, nuclear physics, physics, and robotics, among many, many others. As evidenced by the multitude of disciplines, it’s clear that STEM fields affect virtually every component of our everyday lives.
These sessions are scheduled to run in synch with the school terms, see CALENDAR here
Some products we use
EV3 Mindstorm Robots Early Engineers learn by building and coding robots using the awesome Lego™ Mindstorm kits. Program robots to complete tasks and develop by introducing various sensors.
Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. We use this to design and build projects and robots.
WeDo The LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Set is an easy-to-use set that introduces young students to robotics when combined with the LEGO Education WeDo Software v.1.2 and Activity Pack.
Brixo is an electric building blocks platform. Chrome coated, Lego™ compatible, bricks allow you to build 3D electric circuits with light, movement and sound. You can also add electric action to existing Lego™ models.
Lego consists of colourful interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, minifigures, and various other parts. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct objects; vehicles, buildings, and working robots. The new flexi-lego will also be used,
Meccano consists of reusable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, and high quality plastic parts that are connected together using nuts, bolts and set screws. It enables the building of working models and mechanical devices.
K’nex consists of interlocking plastic rods, connectors, gears, wheels, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.
Micro Bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK.
As technology changes so will our sessions, we will always be ahead!
Technology is always changing and being used in different ways. We have seen the impact of using existing technologies with Pokémon-GO, what will be next…
New technologies are being released all the time, have you got a house robot yet?
The sessions are designed to maintain interest and enthusiasm and allow enough time for the session objectives (building something!) to be achieved, and have fun!
Every pupil will be monitored and assessed for each session and feedback sheets will be provided. We want all pupils to enjoy and thrive from the experience.
- Both my children are loving the session on 'Intro to programming, electronics and robotics'. They are keen to graduate to the next level of intermediate so they can join in the ROBOT COMBAT. Would be great to offer some weekendMore
- My kids are loving the sessions are are looking forward to graduating from Intro to Intermediate level so they can build their robot and join in ROBOT COMBAT! Keep up the great work! Happy MummyMore
- The sessions on robotics have been great for my teenager, he has found something he loves which gets him out his room and off his phone!More