Young Engineers Middlesex UK Programs
At e² Young Engineers, we believe by adapting our teaching methods to suit each individual.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. Benjamin Franklin”
E² Young Engineers provide an engaging, hands-on learning platform. The educational goals are achieved by using LEGO® and K’nex® kits uniquely designed by our team, demonstrating the scientific principles in a fun and accessible fashion; combining experiments that form scientific intuition with stories that capture the imagination.
Each week, a working model is built and children that complete before the end of the session are encouraged and or challenged to make their model work differently or build something to enhance it, thus explore and understand the principles taught as well as be creative.
Models themes include:
• Theme park rides
• Road vehicles
• Air vehicles
All equipment is provided. The delivery and content will vary depending on the participant’s ages, skill levels and experiences.
Topics covered include but not limited to:
• Basic and complex mathematics: Instructors teach basic math, from addition and subtraction to exponents.
• Famous scientific and philosophical figures: Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, and more.
• Principles in physics: Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action and reaction law, buoyancy, torques, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more.
e² Young Engineers reserves the right to alter any part of the curriculum.
All our programmes aim to introduce children to Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) and prepare them for a life in the technology driven 21st century in our educational, fun and exciting club.
Providing children the opportunity to learn basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through play. Through interactive, multi-sensory teaching, using stories and demonstrations, theory is explained to children and reinforced by constructing the correlating model using our unique e² Young Engineers LEGO® kits.
We provide all equipment for the children to use during the session. The programme follows a progressive syllabus with a different model each week introducing different topics relating to basic physics, engineering and related mathematic concepts.
There are more than 40 models in the Brick Challenge which is presented in blocks of 9-10 sessions per term.
High ratio of adult to children with maximum 16 children per club.
- Acquire basic theoretical knowledge in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through fun and play!
- Integrate theory and scientific principles into a LEGO® based project
- Encourage independent creative, analytical and inventive thinking.
- Develop the ability to analyze engineering processes
- Develop and improve motor skills, dexterity, spatial awareness, peripheral vision, concentration, focus and much more
- Builds self-confidence and develop self-efficacy , develop interpersonal communication skills and skills for cooperative team work
- Nurture an interest in physics and engineering and possibly a future career path
- Session Structure: (subject to change)
- Explanation of the theory and model
- Building, playing , challenging and improving
- Parents come in and take photos and videos of the model built, dismantling and tidying up
LEGO® BRICK CHALLENGE MINI ENGINEERS (for children aged 4-6)
Brick Challenge Mini is the predecessor to our Brick Challenge programme, suitable for children under 6. Children will build various working models to understand the world around them, as well as improve concentration, focus, hand eye motor skills, visual perception, problem solving and a lot of other transferrable skills, before they join our Brick Challenge programme.
LEGO® Brick Challenge Engineering Club (for children aged 6 plus)
LEGO® Brick Challenge Intermediate Engineering Club (for children aged 8 plus)
Brick Challenge Intermediate is our programme suitable for children aged 8 plus and children who have completed at least 2 terms of our Brick Challenge so far, learning basic physics and engineering concepts as well as any mathematical concepts relating to the model if applicable.
LEGO® Galileo Engineering Club (for children aged 9 plus)
Galileo is our advanced programme for children aged 9 plus or graduates of our Brick Challenge programme. The children make more complex models and learn more about the basics learnt in the Brick Challenge programme as well as apply more problem solving skills and often working in teams.