STEAM Workshop

Do you want to discover science and technology? The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) workshop is designed to help children better prepare for the unpredictable challenges of the future. Small group, hands-on, problem-solving science teaching is both fun and challenging.

Primary

With Steam for Kids:

P1-P3 : Tuesday, 15h10 – 16h10

P4-P5 : Tuesday, 15h10 – 16h10

Secondary

With Steam for Kids:

S1-S3 : Tuesday, 15h10 – 16h10

S1-S3 : Tuesday, 16h10 – 17h30

S4-S7 : Tuesday, 16h10 – 17h30

P1-P3

This workshop focuses on two areas of exploration and activity:

  1. Scientific exploration and material manipulation: Children will discover through physical exploration, the magic of reality: properties, states and transformation of matter; mass & density; motion, acceleration, friction, gravity; light and colour; plants & animals, etc.
  2. Arts & Crafts: Learning to work with tools, manipulate materials, and creatively express oneself is crucial from very early childhood. The development of intelligence is correlated with the development of hand-eye coordination.  Designing, cutting, pasting, colouring and decorating, each week students will be guided with a project and have the opportunity to apply their individual, creative spin.

P3-P5

The objective of this workshop is to explore the “essentials” of science and engineering, that is, the ideas and thinking tools needed to learn science.

The program is divided into eight-week modules:  Science Essentials, Simple & Compound Machines, Mechanical Computing and Powered Machines.

Students discover what science is, how scientists think critically, how to apply the scientific method, and how to design a controlled experiment.  Throughout the year, are explored the basic concepts of matter, measurement, motion and forces, heat and energy, waves and light, probability and statistics, cosmology, evolution, climate and ecology, all while encouraging investigation skills.

Students build machines using LEGO® Technic bricks and motors to understand basic mechanical and electrical engineering concepts and mechanical computing machines to understand basic computer engineering concepts to include circuit design, binary operations, memory, logic gates, conditionals, etc.

The objective of this workshop is to explore “essential” science and engineering concepts and tools at a more advanced level.

The program is divided into different modules:  Science Essentials, Engineering Essentials, Computing Essentials and Robotics.

In this workshop, pupils learn to apply critical thinking and structured analysis as they design controlled experiments. Throughout the year, they explore and test the concepts of matter, measurement, motion and forces, heat and energy, waves and light, probability and statistics, cosmology, evolution, climate and ecology.

With the LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 kit, pupils design and build programmable robots using high quality motors, sensors, and other technical components. Besides the building, they test troubleshoots and revise designs to improve robot performance. Pupils also build mechanical computing machines to understand basic computer engineering concepts to include circuit design, binary operations, memory, logic gates, conditionals, and truth tables.