Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)


ENGINEERING

LEGO Robotics 

Our Lego Robotics classes will be held in person at our partner school, The Resource Room, 534 Forest Avenue, Staten Island. For your and your child’s safety as well as the safety of teachers and staff, we will follow NYC/NYS and CDC guidelines. The Resource Room is equipped with a state of the art air purification system and is sanitized between every class. Students will work on their individual Lego kits and computers. Masks are required, temperature will be checked, sign in required by parent for contact tracing, and hand sanitizer will be provided.


Lego Robotics Into Orbit

Ages 9-12 (Maximum of 10 Students)

Gear up and get ready to explore the wonders of SPACE. From large craters to satellite dishes in orbit, help our LEGO astronauts safely navigate through SPACE in order to accomplish our goals. Students will enjoy an OUTER SPACE themed LEGO map where they must collaborate, problem solve, build and program their bots in order to complete various challenging missions.  Create and customize an EV3 with the proper mechanics to travel safely back to base in a fun, creative and positive environment. At the end of the session, Lego Teams will compete in a Battle Bots tournament for family and friends This program is geared toward children on both an intermediate and advanced level. Special Note: This class will meet in person at our partner school, The Resource Room, 534 Forest Avenue, Staten Island.

February 6 to April 10 on Saturdays, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – SESSION FULL

We may be opening another session later in the Spring. To add yourself to the waiting list click the button below.

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Robot Mania

Ages 6-8 (Maximum of 8 Students)

In this all new next generation of LEGO Robotics class, students will be introduced to using technology as a means of interacting with and exploring the natural world. Each lesson will have a hands-on approach to robot building and coding lessons that will be used to support creative and critical thinking skills. At the end of the program students will not only have gained introductory coding skills, but will also be able to think critically about how we can help protect our planet. Special Note: This class will meet in person at our partner school, The Resource Room, 534 Forest Avenue, Staten Island.

February 13 to March 27
No class February 27
Saturdays, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $299


STEAM

Challenge Island® STEAM Programs

Challenge Island® is a high-energy, hands-on fusion of  STEAM, 21st Century Skills, Problem-Solving Adventure, Project-Based Learning and STEAMbuilding® experience. Students will embark on fantastical themed STEAM journeys where they work in collaborative tribes to tackle various exciting challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their boundless imaginations. Choose one or more of these virtual Challenge Island adventures this spring. All Challenge Island classes will be delivered via Zoom.


VIRTUAL Time Machine Island© (Challenge Island)

In Time Machine Island, students will go back in time to solve STEAM challenges as they whiz their way to Ancient Egypt, the California Gold Rush, a 1970s pinball arcade, and many other exciting eras. In the middle-school edition, we’ll dig deep into the history of the era of each week, and also delve into the science that makes that week’s challenge possible. We look forward to seeing you on Time Machine Island!

April 15 to May 6 (4 Weeks)

Tuition: $99

Grades 6 – 8: Thursdays, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

Grades K – 5: Thursdays, 5 to 5:50 p.m.

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.

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VIRTUAL Animal Island© (Challenge Island)

Grades K – 6 

Calling all creature-loving kids to Challenge Island’s® Animal Island adventure! You and a tribeful of friends will engineer your way through the Animal Kingdom exploring life in diverse habitats – from oceans to rainforests to deserts to ice to the pets that live in our homes. A wildly exciting time awaits every boy and girl on Challenge Island’s® Animal Island!

February 24 to April 21 (8 Weeks)
No class 3/31

Wednesdays, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Tuition: $199

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.


VIRTUAL Cool Career Island© (Challenge Island)

Grades K – 6

What do you want to be when you grow up? Challenge Island’s® all new Cool Careers Island© will give you a taste of some of the world’s most exciting jobs from veterinarian to marine biologist to professional basketball player! Start engineering your future today with this STEAMtastic Challenge Island adventure!

February 25 to April 22 (8 Weeks)
No class 4/1

Thursdays, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Tuition: $199

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.

Enroll Here

VIRTUAL Mythology Island©  (Challenge Island)

Ages 6 to 12

Gear up for an adventure of epic portions with Mythology Island! In each week’s workshop, we’ll travel back to ancient Greece where we’ll take on myth-worthy challenges at destinations like Artemis’ Archery Club, Medusa’s Pet Rock Playground and the Minotaur’s Labyrinth.

February 3 to March 10 (6 Weeks)

Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.

Tuition: $149

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.


VIRTUAL Rainforest Island© (Challenge Island)

Ages 4 to 6 

Grab your survival gear for an Amazonian adventure on Rainforest Island©. You will take on a jungle of challenges at breathtaking destinations like Jaguar’s Claw, Monkey Swings and Anaconda Squeeze.

February 3 to March 10 (6 Weeks)

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $149

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.


VIRTUAL Family Game Night Evening Program (Challenge Island)

All Ages

Looking for some safe winter activities for your whole family this winter that are both fun and educational? Each week we will give you a quick overview of a cool sport including some of the STEAM behind it, and then your family will work together to build a miniature version of that game that you can play for hours and days to come. We’ll provide the materials and a live interactive space via Zoom for each session, where you can meet other families and work together to learn from each other and create your game. Planned games include tennis, croquet, baseball and football. See you at game night!

February 6 to February 27 (4 Weeks)

Saturdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuition: $149

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.


VIRTUAL STEAM Tank Entrepreneur© (Challenge Island)

In our STEAM Tank Entrepreneurs program, we’ll take on the world of entrepreneurship, and focus on a different type of business each week, ranging from candy stores to pet shops to holiday stores and more. Each week, we’ll learn about different entrepreneurs and their path to success, and we’ll tackle STEAM challenges related to each week’s business. In the middle-school edition, we’ll add in some additional challenges such as a stock market simulation and how to create a business plan!

February 4 to March 11 (6 Weeks)

Tuition: $149

Grades 6 – 8: Thursdays, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

Grades K – 5: Thursdays, 5 to 5:50 p.m.

Note: Cost for each session will include a “treasure chest” material kit which will provide students with supplies needed for solving the challenges in each class, which will be shipped to student’s home.