STEAM Classes for Grades 3-8

List of 12 items.

  • Coding for Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    9:10 – 10:10 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Students will complete an accelerated computer science course which consists of a series of progressing tutorials utilizing typed coding languages (mainly C++) and an Arduino microcontroller. Students will learn how to use basic coding syntax and vocabulary while modifying existing programs, as well as learn to identify various electronics components such as LEDs and sensors. The goal is to develop skills in computer programming and electronics, thus enhancing skills in sequencing, problem solving and creativity. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

  • Coding/Game Design For Grades 3-5

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    10:25 - 11:25 am; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm; 2:00 - 3:00 pm  

    Students will complete a basic computer science course which consists of a series of progressing tutorials utilizing drag and drop blocks. The goal is to develop skills in computer programming and game design, thus enhancing skills in sequencing, problem solving and creativity. Students will explore basic programming principles through simple game design and interactive projects. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
  • Digital Fabrication for Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    8:05 - 9:05 am; 2:00 - 3:00 pm

    Students will explore digital fabrication technologies through a series of hands-on builds. Units will include: 3D modeling, 2D Design, product design, post-processing techniques, and basic fabrication methods. Students will also explore entrepreneurship in design via a “Shark Tank” style project. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
  • Drones for Grades 5-8

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $550*
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $550*
    Times:
    8:05 – 9:05 am 
     
    In this three-week course, students will be introduced to flying and programming drones. Students will learn to manually fly their drone in a variety of conditions, and will work on completing programming challenge courses. In addition, the instructor will set up weekly challenges that include Recon: Search and Rescue, Obstacle Courses, Timed Trials, and Aerial Stunts. *The cost of the drone is $100 and the fee will be automatically charged when you enroll in this course online. Although this is a three-week course, students may enroll in both sessions (A & B) if they so desire.
  • Engineering for Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    9:10 - 10:10 am; 10:25 - 11:25 am

    This course is designed to expand upon skills and concepts learned in Intro to Engineering. Students will explore engineering disciplines and utilize the engineering design process to complete a series of advanced design challenges. Further, students will be introduced to computer-aided design (CAD) software, using 3D modeling to draft ideas and prototypes for their projects. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
  • Film Making for Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    9:10 - 10:10 am; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    This course is designed to teach students the ins-and-outs of digital film making. Students will learn how to master the artistic and technical aspects of the craft, working with a variety of equipment and professional editing software. Students will create a variety of videos, both independently and collaboratively, with each new project developing skills in storytelling, camera work, and editing. Students will work with 360 degree cameras to create a Virtual Reality style film. At the end of the course, students will have an extensive body of work and all the skills needed to make their mark as filmmakers! Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
  • Game Design for Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    10:25 - 11:25 am; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements of game design. Students will work with professional grade software to design their own game elements, program their game, and test them. Doing so, involves system-based thinking, problem solving, collaboration, storytelling, design and digital media literacy. Students will explore 2D game design as well as 3D game design including Virtual Reality. Through creation and testing of each other’s games, students will learn to think analytically and holistically, to experiment and test out theories, and to make the best possible game for their intended audience. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
  • Intro to Engineering for Grades 3-5

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm; 1:00 - 2:00 pm 


    In this hands-on course, students will develop an understanding of the engineering design process, completing activities that challenge them to think critically and collaboratively solve problems. Students will work through a series of activities that focus on planning, digital technology, architecture and construction. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
  • Metal Work & Fibers for Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    1:00 - 2:00 pm

    This new course is designed for middle school students looking to explore different art forms than are traditionally offered during the school year. Different techniques based on various cultures and artistic movements will be covered. Students will learn to combine form and function in their artwork to create items that are both artistically appealing and useful. Each week will focus on a different type of fabrication: casting of both pewter and resin, hand-sewing a custom stuffed animal, cutting copper and wood, crocheting a scarf or bag, constructing a puppet or a marionette, and soldering to incorporate wire and glass. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
  • Robotics for Grades 3-5

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    8:05 – 9:05 am; 9:10 - 10:10 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm 

    In this six-week course, students will gain hands-on experience building and programming a Lego Mindstorm Robot. Working in small groups, students will construct their robot, then use an ipad to program actions and movements for the robots to perform. Basic programming and coding will be covered with an emphasis placed on the Lego program. Students will explore controlling their robot using a Bluetooth remote control. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
  • Robotics for Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    2:00 - 3:00 pm

    In this course, students will expand their knowledge of Lego EV3 robots, as well as gain a more in-depth knowledge of programming and coding. Emphasis will be placed on completing the Lego EV3 Space Mission Challenge. This will involve designing a custom robot and creating programming to complete specific tasks that students will need to solve as a small group. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
  • STEAM for Grades 3-5

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 29 - August 7, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 29 - July 17, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 20 - August 7, $450
    Times:
    9:10 - 10:10 am; 10:25 - 11:25 am 

    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements and principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Math. Throughout the summer, students enrolled in the class will engage in the study of different topics each week. Topics such as aerodynamics, simple and complex machines and Chain-reaction devices will be covered. New this year, will be an added unit to each 3 week session covering forensic science, resulting in an escape room type activity. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
Use the Schedule for One-hour Enrichment Classes to help you build your schedule with other courses.
For more information, please contact Robert Mallalieu, Director of Summer Session, at summer@newarka.edu or (973) 992-7000, ext. 217.