SUMMER CAMP 2018
The Curiosity Club kicked off an incredibly busy and productive summer with the concept – “Maker Workshops” – camps curated to provide a stimulating experience exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts.
The aim of our camps was to engage young kids by exposing them to STEM approach of learning through hands-on experiences, challenges, and projects in an environment designed to be supporting, enriching and most importantly – FUN! Our week-long camps catered to ages 3.5 all the way up to 9 years of age with workshops in LEGO, coding, robotics and engineering. These workshops focused on 21st century life skills – Creativity, Communication, Critical thinking and Collaboration.
- A LEGO and coding camp was conducted for our ‘Toddler Scientists’ aged 3.5 to 4 years. Children explored coding with a wooden robot, Cubetto, specially designed to teach children the basics of programming without the need for literacy or screen devices.
- In our Robotics and Engineering camp, normally perceived to a boy related activity, we were pleasantly surprised to see a large number of girls. From playing snakes and ladders and drawing shapes with robots for the younger children, to creating a robot that played football and competed in a sumo wrestling competition, children explored the unlimited possibilities of robots.
- The Engineering boot camp was the new features of our summer programs. These camps introduced children in the 6-9 years age group to basic engineering concepts like circuits, gears and sensors among various engineering disciplines such as civil, aerospace, electrical and robotics engineering.
- The Storybook Science workshop for 4 to 6 year olds was another new introduction and children thoroughly enjoyed this format of learning. This camp featured hands-on activities and lessons inspired from famous children’s stories such as Three Little Pigs. Children solved problems and created objects with LEGO and other material, while understanding the science behind these stories.