October 17, 2017

Let's Build AfterSchool programming is up and running through NCE and at local private schools... Now it's time to get back into the classroom!

We're at Newman (grades 5 and K) and Broadmeadow (grades 4 and 2) in November, December and January.  See our calendar for det...

December 15, 2016


 

Let's Build AfterSchool finished Building Madness at the end of November.  In this class, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders explored materials and design through building challenges. 

They balanced books on paper, built cantilevers, made towers and  bridges.   Check out...

December 3, 2016

Save the date!

Who:  PreK, elementary and middle-schoolers and their families

What: A fun family engineering and science fair with:

  • Hands-on engineering design challenges for all ages,

  • Local scientists, engineers, and students demonstrating their work and,

  • S...

November 17, 2016

Broadmeadow's first grade engineers did a fantastic job designing and building paddles to power waterwheels.  This lesson reinforces concepts about water and asks the students to figure out how to capture moving water to power a waterwheels and lift stones.

Check out p...

November 7, 2016

At the end of one session last week, one pair of students donated their work to Let's Build (thanks guys!) 

Their first rocket was very simple - folded nose and no fins.  It did not produce a smooth flight.  Their first revision was to add fins.  After testing, they de...

November 7, 2016

Last week we joined the 5 fifth grade classes at Newman to build and launch Stomp Rockets.

Students explored how material, weight and design interact with gravity and friction.

November 6, 2016

Every so often, Olin students offer activities for kids.  This Friday (11/11) from 4-6, they are running an event called Escape the Room

I don't know much about the activity, but eDiscovery (eDisco for short) brings engineering to children so I suspect it will be fan...

October 26, 2016

We are thrilled to be headed back into Needham classrooms  this fall.  In November, we are running Stomp Rocks at Newman and Waterwheels and Circuits at Broadmeadow. 

Check out photos of all 6 classroom units - each offers an engineering design challenge and...

August 23, 2016

Did you know there is a Girls Who Code program in Needham?  (Also Newton and Wellesley)  These clubs are free - for more information, visit their site at https://girlswhocode.com/locations/

August 12, 2016

Check out this collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy.  This is a great resource for any kids interested in computer animation/filmmaking processes.  Take a look at this Learner's Guide for more information or visit the main page.

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