LEGO® Building & Robotics After School Programs

Based on the LEGO® Education curriculum, we offer after school enrichment classes designed to stimulate creativity, problem-solving skills, and collaboration. Children will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) while creating a variety of structures.

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2013-2014 Session Class Schedule

Classes for school year 2013-14 will begin Monday Sept 30th. 2013 and continue until May 24th, 2014

No Classes during:

  • Thanksgiving week Nov 25th, 2013-Nov 30th, 2013
  • Winter Break December 23rd, 2013 – January 4th, 2014
  • Spring Break March 24th-March 29th, 2014

Monday

4:30pm-5:30pm Computer Programing Class ages 9-13

In this class, we will spend time learning about the basics of programming. Kids can learn to make their own animations, video games, and art with visual block-based form of computer programming. It may seem easy to stack blocks using simple commands, but kids can quickly learn valuable programming concepts and bottom-up problem solving.  Come on in to build a firm base for future learning!

6pm-7pm LEGO® Machines and Robots ages 7-9 and 10-13

STEM, hands on learning, while having fun.
In this class, students will work as scientists, engineers, and designers. Through the investigation of simple and motorized machines, the use of gears and sensors, and through programming the robots they build, they will learn the basics of physics and the concepts behind real machines.
They will build out of LEGO® bricks, test and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, study gearing mechanisms, alternative energy and more.
In the robotics part of the class children will be able to build the actual model out of LEGO® bricks and program their models featuring working motors, motion and tilt sensors and sounds by using software on our computers.  Students will build a firm base of understanding from which to expand their robotics learning.
All models are for in class use only.  Students can take pictures of the projects they completed.

 

Wednesday

5:30-6:30 LEGO® Machines and Robots ages 7-9 and 10-13

STEM, hands on learning, while having fun.
In this class, students will work as scientists, engineers, and designers. Through the investigation of simple and motorized machines, the use of gears and sensors, and through programming the robots they build, they will learn the basics of physics and the concepts behind real machines.
They will build out of LEGO® bricks, test and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, study gearing mechanisms, alternative energy and more.
In the robotics part of the class children will be able to build the actual model out of LEGO® bricks and program their models featuring working motors, motion and tilt sensors and sounds by using software on our computers.  Students will build a firm base of understanding from which to expand their robotics learning.
All models are for in class use only.  Students can take pictures of the projects they completed.

Thursday

4:30pm-5:30pm LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics For Beginners Only ages 8+

Welcome to the world of robotics. In this class students can build robots and use software to plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions from a variety of real life robotic behaviors. They will learn to use data from specialized sensors such as rotation, sound, light, ultrasonic, and touch. Use data involving distance, time, turning angle, degrees of rotation, sound volume, reflected, and ambient light and gear ratios.

6pm-7pm Stop Motion Animation and/or Create Your Own Comic Book ages 7-13

Students will use innovative software to combine the power of PC and stop-motion animation to bring LEGO® figures and objects to life. Creating stop-motion animation not only encourages the development of story-telling, it also provides an opportunity for kids to use the PC as a movie production tool. Each child will create a film based on his/her own vision and imagination. Throughout the week they will work on their draft and the official film will be recorded on a DVD for them to keep and enjoy.

Lights, Camera, Action…
Create Stop Motion Animation DVDs & Your Own Comic Books
Wait.  Did they just say “Comic Book”?  That’s AWESOME!
In this class, students will be given the opportunity to tell stories through the art of photography.  Students will be able to build their own story, not only with pictures, but with real life Legos!  Come create amazing stories, express your imagination, and gain a base for photographic storytelling!

Friday

4:30-5:30  Stop Motion Animation and/or Create Your Own Comic Book 7-13

Students will use innovative software to combine the power of PC and stop-motion animation to bring LEGO® figures and objects to life. Creating stop-motion animation not only encourages the development of story-telling, it also provides an opportunity for kids to use the PC as a movie production tool. Each child will create a film based on his/her own vision and imagination. Throughout the week they will work on their draft and the official film will be recorded on a DVD for them to keep and enjoy.

Lights, Camera, Action…
Create Stop Motion Animation DVDs & Your Own Comic Books
Wait.  Did they just say “Comic Book”?  That’s AWESOME!
In this class, students will be given the opportunity to tell stories through the art of photography.  Students will be able to build their own story, not only with pictures, but with real life Legos!  Come create amazing stories, express your imagination, and gain a base for photographic storytelling!

6pm-7pm Computer Programing Class ages 9-13

In this class, we will spend time learning about the basics of programming. Kids can learn to make their own animations, video games, and art with visual block-based form of computer programming. It may seem easy to stack blocks using simple commands, but kids can quickly learn valuable programming concepts and bottom-up problem solving.  Come on in to build a firm base for future learning!

Saturday

9:30am-11am LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics Advanced Class Only 8+

In this class we will use robotics to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to life! This curriculum supports robotics students, with emphasis on programming. Each of the projects begins with a robotics research prototype in which students are guided step-by-step through the building and programming of a new robot behavior. They will be earning stripes for each completed challenge. Students from this class will have the opportunity to join our First LEGO® Team. This class is for students who completed our beginner class/camp or have knowledge of programming of basic sensors.

11:30am-12:15am  Young Scientists Class ages 4-7

Students will build simple machines such as seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, and many more. In these models they experience pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles. They will test and evaluate their machines. Key learning targets: measuring, timing, counting, estimating, modeling in two and three dimensions, positions, directions and ways of movement, properties of materials, and energy.

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Details

  • Classes are 50 min. -60 minutes, once a week.
  • Minimum 6 children required for a class. Maximum class size is 12.
  • Children will work in groups of 2.
  • Parents are encouraged to stay in our waiting area and be present at the end of each class when children will present their completed projects. Free WiFi.
  • Younger siblings can play in our LEGO® Ville area for free while waiting.
  • Depending on number of participants, we may combine some of the classes.
  • Students can purchase C&A Robot Factory t-shirts for $15.00 each.
  • One discount or coupon per child.
  • Projects are for in-class use only and will not be sent home.

Prices & Payment Options

Young Scientists: $45/month

LEGO® Machines and Robots: $65/month

Stop Motion Animation/Comic Book: $65/month

Computer Programing Class: $65/month

MINDSTORMS® for Beginners: $75/month

MINDSTORMS® for Advanced: $95/month

Sibling Discount of 30% OFF the full price!

Cancellation Policy:

Enrollment for classes is continual from September 30, 2013 until May 24, 2014. Withdrawal from the program requires a two week written notice before next monthly payment is due. If more than one child from the same family is enrolling then a 30% discount will be given off the full price of the second monthly payment.

LEGO® WeDo ROBOTICS

Children will be able to build and program LEGO® models featuring working motors, motion, and tilt sensors and sounds by using LEGO® WeDo Robotics software on our computers.

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MILITARY DISCOUNT

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Hours

Fall hours beginning Sept. 3:
M: 4PM-7PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
W,TH, F: 10AM-7PM
Saturday: 9AM-1:30PM
Sunday: 11AM-5PM

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Private
Saturday: 2pm & 4pm
Semi-Private Parties
Sunday: 1pm & 3pm

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C&A Robot Factory
326 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-996-0123
info@carobotfactory.com

West of Milwaukee in
Brookside Strip Mall.
Same plaza as Division of Motor Vehicles.
Additional parking available in back.

 

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