(Marietta, Ga. – Feb. 11, 2015) Building toys that actually work, designing robots made from Legos, working as a pit crew to design and build racing vehicles, or learning to create a video game that will focus on racing, are all opportunities for elementary and middle school students during Spring Break at Chattahoochee Technical College. In partnership with Metro Atlanta Engineering for Kids, Chattahoochee Technical College will host four different camps for Pre-K through eighth graders at its Marietta Campus. Scheduled for April 6-10, the camps will be offered for both half day and full day time slots.
“I’m excited about the camps because this is what it’s all about: bridging that gap between the communities we serve and our institution,” said Chattahoochee Technical College Economic Development Technical Programs Coordinator Raushanah Butler. “With our high schools offering S.T.E.M. Magnet programs and our elementary and middle schools integrating these components into every day curriculum, it is vital that we do our part in ensuring that we continue the momentum that has been built up over the school year.”
Full day sessions will run $299 and last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for students to eat the lunch they brought from home. Half day sessions are available from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $195.
For Pre-K through second grade students there are two camp options. Camps include:
Junior Robotics: Amazing Mechanisms: The morning session includes this class that mixes fun and learning using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. With LEGO® bricks, students will build a dancing bird, a smart spinner and a drumming monkey. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
Junior Mechanical Engineering: Let’s Make Toys: The afternoon class introduces the youngest of engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials and movement. Students explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs and more.
Older students from third through eighth grade will have the opportunity to participate in two different camps.
Momentum Madness: During the morning session students will focus on how fast an object can go without compromising safety. Students in this camp will work with their pit crew to design and build vehicles such as dragsters and hovering levitrons.
Video Game Design: Racing Games: The afternoon session of this week-long camp will also have a race theme as students can create their own video games by designing a racetrack, race cars and an environment for the competition. At the end of the camp, students take home a copy of the game they created.
For more information about these camp sessions, visit https://engineeringforkids.com/location/metroatlanta/camps. For questions about the camps, contact Raushanah Butler at 770-529-2369.