HuckleBerry partners with Play-Well Teknology to provide our suite of Lego Engineering classes! These are extremely hands-on classes with no homework and no paperwork from the class itself;
it's ALL building, experimenting, re-building, re-experimenting!
In each class, instructors are teaching STEM concepts & vocabulary with an emphasis in physics and engineering. Students learn how gears work, where fulcrums should be placed, trajectories, energy displacement, tower / shape strength and so much more through their projects and experimentation. Lessons are learned through team and solo play and experimentation.
These classes tend to fill fast!
Fridays 9:30 - 11:00
Fall: Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Game
Students that love Minecraft and students that don't will still love this class! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village! This experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or the LEGO® building system.
Winter: Winter Wonderland Engineering
Bundle up! we are creating a spectacular Winter Wonderland! Build bobsleds, design snowmobiles, and take a ride on the Polar Express. Explore your snowiest ideas and learn STEM concepts with tens of thousands of LEGO® pieces at your mitten-tips and the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
Spring: Adventures In STEM
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Space Stations, Fire Trucks, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
Fridays 11:15 - 12:45
Rise to the challenge to build and program robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Design and construct your robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in a self-paced, open-ended, investigative environment. They learn through their own investigations and experiments and also by observing what other learners are creating and testing. This class is both individualized to the learner and provides plenty of collaborative learning opportunities!
Lego Jr Robotics
Fridays 1:15 - 2:45
Fall: Jr Robotics
Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components, and complete a variety of projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs.
Winter: Minecraft Master Engineering
Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with our enthusiastic Play-Well instructors. In a Minecraft world powered by LEGO® resources, we will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can imagine it, we can build it.
Spring: STEM Explorations
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Tow Trucks, Bowlers, and Battletanks. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
Each season's course features different engineer-designed projects.