Science, Engineering, Robotics, Technology
Think Outside the Box!
Real World Benefits!
Terrific Scientific programs use LEGO® EV3, LEGO®WeDo, Dash & Dot, KNEX, KEVA, Circuitry, and other hands-on projects that emphasize a mixture of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts and foster imaginative thinking all within a child’s world of having fun. Our programs are designed for youth 6-14 years old.
Science is, by its nature, inquiry based. Inquiry is an approach to learning that utilizes discovery and scientific thinking processes to explore knowledge and learn skills. In order to achieve this, facilitators of inquiry based learning must create an environment rich with experiences that allow learners to act on their own curiosity. Youth need experiences that will stimulate their thinking and provoke questions (inquiry). Such experiences will help develop critical thinking abilities, which happens in our programs as kids build robots and 3 dimensional structures, learn to program, and experience technology in many different formats.
Our after school enrichment program consists of weekly one hour sessions that last for 8-12 weeks (depending on location). Classes are conveniently held on your child’s school campus, and start immediately after school ends. After school classes are also held at the Terrific Scientific Studio, conveniently located in Old Town Goleta, at 5370 Hollister Ave, Ste 2, near the intersection of Patterson and Hollister Ave. The same classes are offered, just different days and times!
After School Classes
Fall Session: September 12-December 16, 2016
Winter Session: January 9-March 23, 2017
Spring Session: April 3- May 26, 2017
Little Bot Engineer– Kindergarten & Pre-K
This class will run Fall, Winter and Spring 2016-17 with all new projects each session.
Yes, 5 year olds can learn to code and program computers all in the excitement of play! We introduce engineering, robotics, programming, and technology through fun, hands-on, project based activities geared for young inquisitive minds! Using Samsung tablets, “Dot & Dash” little robots, K’NEX, LEGO® WeDo™, Snap Circuits, KEVA Planks, and Hour of Code Games with animation and stories, children learn about light, sound, sensors, electricity, force, balance, gravity and movement; build 3D models, structures, and robots, understand the basics of coding and program with visual drag-and-drop software. Our classes empower little scientists to ask questions, define problems, and think about solutions while cooperating with team members and having loads of fun! This is a year long program. Projects are DIFFERENT fall, winter and spring sessions and do not repeat.
Jr. Robotics Engineer – Grades 1-4
Students learn entry level robotics and programming, engineering, and science using LEGO® WeDo2™, our newest robots, Dot & Dash, K’nex Exploring Machines, and KEVA Planks! Our young creators build robots using a Smarthub, attach sensors and motors, and then program their creations with visual drag-and-drop programming software. Instead of simply “snapping bricks together,” campers are encouraged to think critically about how their robot design can be changed and to understand more complicated engineering techniques such as gear use, pulleys, and inclined planes. They learn about construction of buildings, machines, and 3D models, as they develop spatial awareness, problem solving and innovation skills and an understanding of balance, gravity, form, design, geometry and physics. Our instructors guide and encourage exploration and trial and error field-testing.
This is a year long program. Projects are DIFFERENT fall, winter and spring sessions and do not repeat. Learn more about us: www.TerrificScientific.org
Master Robotics – Grades 4-6
Using tablets and LEGO® Mindstorms EV3™ base Set and software, as well as our newest Dash & Dot robots, your team will overcome robotic engineering challenges throughout the session. Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system (the most sophisticated microcomputer brick ever made by LEGO Education) and intuitive drag-and-drop EV3 software, this course will have you and your team programming and engineering robots from day one. Students will learn about architectural engineering challenges and machines by building with KEVA planks and constructing 3D K’nex models. Our classes empower students to ask questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting scientific discovery in their hands to test their innovations. Instructors guide and encourage exploration and trial and error field-testing. Participants in this class will have the opportunity to compete in The Annual Robotics Challenge at Hollister School in the spring. This is a year long program. Projects are DIFFERENT fall, winter and spring sessions and do not repeat.
Robotics & Technology SUMMER Camps 2017
Engaging does not even begin to describe our summer camps! Terrific Scientific
offers many different building and robotic camp experiences in 3 different age
groups. Join us for a week of building, programming and solving challenges that
make science and technology fun and exciting!
Camp prices start at $299 per week.
We encourage your child to try both our after school programs and summer day camps.