Engineering Days at the Club!

Posted on: November 17, 2023

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In a world where captivating young minds with educational activities after school can be a real challenge, we are always happy to share when one of our Clubs is doing everything they can to make it as fun as possible. 

 

Since the beginning of the school year, the James Baldwin Elementary Club has hosted a weekly engineering day. 

 

Kicking off Engineering Day one, staff and the kids delved into simple machines, tackling incline planes with dedication and teamwork. Their enthusiasm was so infectious that they postponed recess, a testament to their commitment!

On Day 2, the journey into engineering continued. Levers took center stage, and the kids learned about mechanical advantage. But that wasn’t all; they demanded a photoshoot with their catapults, and you won’t believe their expressions!

Day 3 was all about the incredible power of wedges, connecting the dots between history and

 hands-on learning. Soap carving became a canvas for their creativity.

Day 4 brought the thrill of race cars as staff reinforced the concept of mechanical advantage. The kids became not just racers but designers, with a dash of innovation as one young member even took charge of “upgrades”!

 

Day 5 was all about creativity as kids formed theater troupes. They brainstormed troupe names and storylines. In the coming days, they crafted marionettes with pulleys, designed sets, and learned to use pulleys on a theater stage. Each child had a unique role in this exciting creative journey, from directors to marionette makers.

All across the greater Seattle area, our dedicated staff are committed to finding new and creative ways to engage the young minds who come through our doors—the James Baldwin Club is just one examples of the innovative Club programming.

 

Ready to spark your child’s curiosity and creativity? Sign your kid up for a Club today and let them embark on their exciting journey of learning and discovery with us!

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