Spring 2019 registration is now open.


Classes are taught by age groups.
Students will select and reserve a day/time each week to attend. Our classes are designed for hands on experiential learning and creative thinking.

Our offerings are as follows:

 

IFLEED Spring 1 registration                    

(Jan 21-Mar 15, 2019)

 

Little engineers (9-11 yrs old) (Mon 4-5 pm)

In this class, children will be learning the design process as part of the engineering class. This includes brainstorming, designing, building, testing, evaluating and sharing solutions. In the 8 weeks, some of the things that the students will build are:

1.     Watercraft

2.     Papertable

3.     Zip line (pending parent permission)

4.     Paddle power

5.     Helping hand (creating to help grab things around the house)

6.     Create a device that will make action figures float

 

Girl's in engineering (12-14 yrs old) (Mon 5:15 - 6:15 pm)

This class is dedicated to motivating and instilling confidence in girls in the field of engineering by introducing them to a world of creativeness and opportunity.

This is a glimpse on some of the topics:

1.     Build a LED light up wand

2.     How far can you launch a marshmallow across the room?

3.     Lighthouse

4.     Security alarm

5.     Periscope

 

I want to be an engineer (4 -5 yrs old) (Tues 4-5 pm)

Our youngest learners will embark on their engineering journey by creating paper products and moving on to creating real life size working engineering marvels. Students will primarily be using Lego’s, planks and blocks to build.

Students will learn to brainstorm, create, and share their work to the class.

Some topics that they will be working on are:

1.     Marshmallow slingshots

2.     Building structures using Lego

3.     Using planks and blocks to build new architectural structure

4.     Easy straw rockets

5.     Build a boat using playdough

 

Young scientist (4 - 5 yrs old) (Thurs 4 - 5 pm)

Children in this class will work on experiments which includes liquid, solids, ice and learning lab safety. Experiments that student will work on are:

1.     Ice painting (pending parent permission)

2.     Learning about your body through skeleton drawing

3.     Magnet maze

4.     Shadow puppets

5.     Water powered bottle rocket

 

Little engineers (6-8 yrs old) (Thurs 5:15 - 6:15 pm)

In this class, students will be learning the design process as part of the engineering class. This includes brainstorming, designing, building, testing, evaluating and sharing solutions. Some of the things that the students will build and learn are:

1.     Build a raft that floats on water

2.     Building a structure using cups, craft sticks and blocks

3.     Build a race car using playdough

4.     Build a LEGO boat that can hold pennies

 

Young scientist (6 - 8 yrs old) (Fri 4 - 5 pm)

In this class, children will be learning the design process as part of the engineering class. This includes brainstorming, designing, building, testing, evaluating and sharing solutions. In the 8 weeks, students will build:

1.     Watercraft

2.     Papertable

3.     Zip line (pending parent permission)

4.     Paddle power

5.     Helping hand (creating to help grab things around the house )

 

Coding wizards (9 - 11 yrs old) (Fri 5:15 - 6:15 pm)

Students will start with hands on coding before moving on to computer coding in this 8-week class. The will learn to build mazes and creating problems and solve them. Once they have the grasp of coding using materials and games, they will move to coding using computer programs.

 Topics included are:

1.     Hands on coding using beads

2.     Building an algorithm on the floor

3.     Skills for coders

4.     Coding a Lego maze

5.     Birthday binary code

 

IFLEED Spring 2 registration                              

(Apr 1- May 24, 2019)

 

Art in STEAM (4-5 yrs old) (Mon 4-5 pm)

Our young students will learn to create and showcase their STEAM knowledge using art. This will help our young learners to explore all the topics in STEAM and get them excited for their next class in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Some of what they will be challenged to create will be:

1.     Creating flower petals

2.     Using given materials to build a bird nest

3.     Straw painting

4.     Secret pictures

5.     Twirling rainbow

 

Coding wizards (6-8 yrs old) (Mon 5:15 - 6:15 pm)

Students will be learning to code by hand before moving on to using computer programs. We will be using hands on method and games to learning coding and apply the techniques to computer programming.

Some topics that will be covered are:

1.     Secret friend

2.     Coding and decoding during WW2

3.     Secret Garden

4.     Building a maze

  

Geometry and spatial reasoning (6 -8 yrs old) (Tues 4-5 pm)

Geometry is an architectural haven for children’s imagination. Students will use their math skills to learn about circles, building architectural marvels and using shapes to build their creation.

Topics that will be learned are:

1.     Creating insect of your choice

2.     7 wonders of the world

3.     What is pi?

4.     Planksonstein

 

Teen engineers (12-14 yrs old) (Wednesday 4 - 5 pm)

This class is dedicated to motivating teens in the field of engineering by introducing them to a world of creativity and opportunity in a variety of engineering fields. Students will use battery operated source to create and learn about the working ideas behind the many electronic items.

This is a glimpse on some of the topics they will be working on: 

1.     Build a LED light up wand 

2.     Building a bridge 

3.     Lighthouse 

4.     Security alarm 

5.     Periscope


Young girl's in engineering (9 - 11 yrs old) (Thurs 4 - 5 pm)

Girls will be encouraged to explore their engineering and building talent in this all girls class. They will begin with small structures and work themselves to building larger structures with given materials.

Some challenges that they will build are:

1.     Build a roller coaster with ramps and turns for the ball to travel over

2.     Windmills

3.     Design a kite that will fly

4.     Powerful paper

5.     Bounce around

 

Young scientist (12-14 yrs old) (Thurs 5:15 - 6:15 pm)

Our older students will work on more robust science experiments. If weather and time permits, we will include outdoor experiments as well. We will be learning the design process as part of the engineering class. This includes brainstorming, designing, building, testing, evaluating and sharing solutions. Some challenges that students will work on are:

1.     Climbing water

2.     Standing tall

3.     Aline Monster egg

4.     Forensic fingerprints

 

Young scientist (9 - 11 yrs old) (Fri 4 - 5 pm)

Our young and upcoming scientist will work on several branches of science including life science, plant science and environmental science. We will be learning the design process as part of the engineering class. Some challenges students will solve are:

1.     Grow a plant without soil

2.     Up up and away

3.     DNA

4.     Zooming fish

5.     Marker chromatography

  

Our classes are all HANDS ON!!!

Tuition is $160 for 8 sessions lasting 8 weeks. You can choose to pay in 2 installments or in full. 1st payment is due on the first day of class. Tuition includes all supplies and materials. Email shanthi@ifleedinstitute.com if you have any questions.

 If you are ready to register, click on the Register now button below. You can select a class to attend once you register. You can alternatively call the center at (715) 600-1851 or email shanthi@ifleedinstitute.com.