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Are you a Lego master? If so, it’s time to show off your skills! Each week in Lego Adventures, there is a new challenge to build: From skyscrapers to farms, bridges to airports, space stations to main streets, and everything in between! First, our Right Brain Curriculum instructors will review the history of what we are about to build: How airports graduated from landing strips to vast travel networks, how Depression-era farms survived hordes of grasshoppers, how aeroelasticity explains why the Tacoma bridge nicknamed “Galloping Gertie” collapsed. Then, it’s time to build! You will create a model of each type of structure out of an enormous assortment of provided Legos, then present your creation as we photograph and document it. Learning and Legos: A perfect match!
Got an idea for a side-less taco, a shirt that never stains or a no-spill baby bottle? Then it’s time to put on your inventor’s hat and design the business of your dreams! As our Right Brain Curriculum teachers get you up to speed on business plans, market competition, budgets and presentation skills, you will bring your one-of-a-kind idea to life. You will design your flagship store, write and perform in your own TV commercial and create a prototype of a product that will change the lives of millions. Armed with your “elevator pitch” you will present your business to our volunteer panel of Sharks in the Shark Tank, persuading them to get behind your big idea! So get those wheels turning, it’s time to take care of business!
Check out the program in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yruYv-CInA
Join our community as we build and govern a world-class Minecraft city, complete with everything needed for incoming residents! Build, budget and furnish your own house. Plan a marketing campaign as you create your own business. Design a flag to represent your community after examining flags and their symbols and colors from around the world. Serve on the city council and vote to shape the city’s future as you help create a constitution of laws for your citizens. Plan public transportation routes and determine crucial city infrastructure. Our Right Brain Curriculum teachers will guide you through – demonstrating how math, economics, and community-building are key to a successful, working urban environment. STEM skills have never been so much fun! Check out the program in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_STArKpHTE
Form your architectural firm and start imagining the building of your dreams. Our Right Brain Curriculum instructors will guide you along the way – from the mathematical calculations every good architect must make to the history of how the elevator revolutionized Manhattan. Then you’ll be ready to build! You will consider the environment, transportation, parking, and green space as you create a working blueprint for your creation. Then you’ll bring it to life as a Lego model! You will present your work to your peers and demonstrate how your tower will be the next great building of the 21st Century. The sky’s the limit!
See the program in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbKR6BD7cww
Do you like stories about mythical creatures, magicians, and wizards? Or maybe you dream about going on an alien space adventure! Mermaids? Time travel? As the author, it will all be up to you, as you give life to a fantasy world of your own design. Mold your protagonist and give them some villainous bad guys to outsmart, design a breathtakingly beautiful setting or a dystopian underworld. Dream up some dizzy adventures. Our Right Brain Curriculum teachers will help you with the nuts & bolts: Giving your story a gripping conflict, “Stretching out” a scene, bringing your dialogue to life, sequencing events, and choosing those ultra-impressive synonyms. Top it all off with a dedication, “About the Author” page, illustrations, and a gorgeous cover as you become a published creative writer!
Check out the program in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fulpzqv7lL4
Public speaking can be one of life’s scariest tasks, but it doesn’t have to be! In this fun and engaging class, you will play improvisation games, serve as an anchor in a classroom newscast, take the pro- or con- side in a debate on whether teachers should assign homework and practice making eye contact in a staring contest. Pretty soon you will be acquiring public speaking and presentation skills while having a blast. Our Right Brain Curriculum instructors will coach you in using a loud voice, scanning your audience, making eye contact, speaking from notes, and making persuasive arguments – all while you gain your confidence as a speaker. Let's make public speaking fun!
Check out the program in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9dRUvW42nI
What will life on Earth be like in the year 2122? That is the question you will ponder as our Right Brain Curriculum teachers take you on a tour of smart homes, driverless cars, robotic chefs, self-sustaining skyscrapers and more. Learn how futurists predict life on Earth will evolve and discover how innovators around the world are changing it already. Then it will be your turn to do the imagining. You will create your own Lego house of the future – designing space-age furniture for every room in the house and a futuristic vehicle for the garage. Even the family pet will get a reboot! You will consider how virtual reality, climate change and interactive robots could change life on Earth and beyond. So get in your virtual time travel machine and start designing your Future House!
Put away those workbooks, let’s learn math with Legos! Each week you will be tasked with a Lego project to build – from mansions to skyscrapers, swimming pools to zoos. But there’s a catch! Each project will require you to use a particular math concept. Your pool model might require a perimeter of exactly 16 inches. Or your skyscraper budget may call for a mezzanine that totals exactly $250 as calculated in Lego bricks. Our Right Brain Curriculum teacher will have your back – they will review key concepts including area, perimeter, measurement, probability, geometry, decimals, and estimation. Create your Lego models and then get ready to solve word-problems upon completion. You will have so much fun constructing your Lego creations, you might just forget you’re learning!
Our classroom will become a working newsroom as we write and publish a class newspaper! Don’t like that new school lunch they’re serving? Express your feelings on the editorial page. Going to the school soccer game? Bring your camera and reporter’s notebook and become a beat reporter for our sports section. Going to the new Frozen sequel? Write a glowing or scathing review. A new teacher at school? Sit down with the new music teacher at school and conduct a hard-hitting interview. Our Right Brain Curriculum instructors will teach you the craft of journalism, including investigative writing, research and editing. The Kids' Newsroom: It's hot off the press!
Join our community as we build and govern a world-class Lego city, complete with everything needed for incoming residents! Build, budget and furnish your own house. Plan a marketing campaign as you build your own business. Serve on the city council and vote to shape the city’s future as you help create a constitution of laws for your citizens. Our Right Brain Curriculum teachers will guide you through – demonstrating how math, economics and community-building are key to a successful, working urban environment. Social studies have never been so much fun!
If you love building with Legos, this is the class for you! Each week you will be challenged to create a sensational Lego scene. Each challenge is a mystery that your teacher will reveal – A helicopter rescue scene? A space shuttle launch site? Lego Godzilla attacking a city?? Best be ready for anything! Then it’s off to the races as you and a partner have limited time to create your scene and present it to the class. Presentation skills will be key as you try to persuade your classmates that your Lego creation is #1. Our Right Brain Curriculum Instructors will help you use persuasive language, eye contact and proper posture for perfected presentations. Legos and Public Speaking, now that’s a match!
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