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STEM Survival Challenge

You’ve crash landed on the beautiful and mysterious island of Nerdlantis… It is clear that the island is full of magic, mystery, and danger! Can you use your ingenuity to exploit the natural resources of the island to survive and escape?! New fun challenges each day!

Details

Grades: This class is best suited for entering 4th-7th graders.
Teacher: Mr. Norman (has taught all the grades/Duke Caboom fan)
Teacher: Mrs. Rohrer (Nerding teacher/Dr. Who aficionado)
Ask your nerd: You’ve crash landed on the beautiful and mysterious island of Nerdlantis… It is clear that the island is full of magic, mystery, and danger! Can you use your ingenuity to exploit the natural resources of the island to survive and escape?!

Online Class Format
  1. Your nerd will be participating in a virtual environment for the 50-minute teacher led portion of the class using Zoom. Nerds will share their clever ideas and projects with other students and celebrate their successes together!
  2. They will then work independently for 1 additional hour building and testing their design.
  3. By enrolling in this class they will also unlock the day by day course materials below which will supplement their learning outside of the live zoom session.

This is a good fit for…

This is a great class for nerds who like to create, assemble and experiment with their design’s strength and durability. Made with everyday household materials, we’ll learn how to innovate using principles of structural design and materials engineering to problem solve new and exciting “survival” solutions each day! If your child is a curious learner who enjoys building, testing and re-designing to maximize the capability of their amazing creations, then this is the perfect class for them.

What nerds learn.

In addition to learning about the engineering process your nerd will learn how to think about continuous improvement–how could we discover even better solutions for our challenges? Your nerd will also make new friends as they imagine and brainstorm inventive ideas together!

Over the 5 days of this class, nerds will build unique projects like:

  • Insulated Ice Crystal Container
  • Arm Extension Device
  • Seed Spreader Machine
  • Water Filter
  • Unsinkable Boat

Gain new nerd skills!

After this class your nerd will be able to describe the engineering process and understand the broader use of the process in school, teams, and life. We’ll redesign when something doesn’t work as intended to learn the benefit of persevering until you reach a desired solution.

**Pro Tip: Gather 4-6 of your nerd’s friends and we’ll set up a private class for your group of nerds!!! Class size min-max is 5-8 including your nerd. Contact us at [email protected]

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Course Includes

  • 11 Lessons