STEAM Classes for Grades 3-8

List of 14 items.

  • App & Game Design 1 - Grades 3-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    8:05 - 9:05 am / Grades 6 – 8
    2:00 - 3:00 pm / Grades 3 – 5 (SESSION B CLOSED)

    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements of application and game design. Students will utilize a variety of web-based software in order to plan, code and create their own interactive games and applications. Doing so, involves system-based thinking, problem solving, collaboration, storytelling, design and digital media literacy. Through creation and testing of each other’s games and applications, students will learn to think analytically and holistically, to experiment and test out theories, and to make the best possible game/application for their intended audience.  Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
     

  • Coding 1 - Grades 3-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    10:25 – 11:25 (SESSION B CLOSED); 11:30 am - 12:30 pm / Grades 3 – 5
    1:00 - 2:00 pm / Grades 6 – 8

    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, thus enhancing skills in sequencing, problem solving and creativity. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. Devices/Platforms: Computers and web-based programs.

  • Coding 2 - Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    9:10 – 10:10 am; 2:00 - 3:00 pm

    Students will complete an accelerated computer science course which consists of a series of progressing tutorials utilizing drag and drop blocks [grades 4-5] as well as typed coding languages [grades 4 - 8] (Javascript, C++). Students will learn how to use basic coding syntax and vocabulary while modifying existing programs. The goal is to develop skills in computer programming, thus enhancing skills in sequencing, problem solving and creativity. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. Devices/Platforms: Computers and web-based programs. Prerequisite: Coding 1 or equivalent course.
  • Digital Fabrication - Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    8:05 - 9:05 am; 2:00 - 3:00 pm  / Grades 6 – 8

    Students will explore digital fabrication technologies through a series of hands-on builds. Units will include: parametric 3D modeling, organic 3D modeling, preparing a 3D file for 3D printing, post-processing techniques, 2D design, product design, and basic fabrication methods. Students will also explore entrepreneurship in design via a “Shark Tank” style project.
  • Drone Basics - Grades 3-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    8:05 – 9:05 am / Grades 3 – 5
    10:25 - 11:25 am / Grades 6 – 8

    In this course, students will be introduced to drones and how they are controlled.  Three weeks prior to starting the course, students will be required to pre-purchase their own drone from a selection provided by the summer session office; the cost of the drone will be approximately $150.  Students will learn how to program and fly their drone utilizing Parrot’s new Cockpitglasses 2. In addition, the instructor will set up weekly challenges that include Recon: Search and Rescue, Obstacle Courses & Timed Trials, and Aerial Duels.  Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
  • Engineering 1 - Grades 3-5

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    9:10 - 10:10 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm  / Grades 3 – 5


    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.
  • Engineering 2 - Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    11:30 - 12:30 pm / Grades 6 – 8

    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.
    Prerequisite: Engineering 1 or equivalent course.
  • Film Making - Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    9:10 – 10:10 am; 2:00 - 3:00 pm / Grades 6 – 8

    This course is designed to teach students the ins-and-outs of digital filmmaking. 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, camerawork, and editing.  Students will work with 360 degree cameras to create a Virtual Reality style film. Students will create their own YouTube channel to publish their work, and will learn how to promote and target videos towards their ideal audience. 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!
  • MakerSpace - Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm; 1:00 - 2:00 pm / Grades 6 – 8

    In this course, students will have the opportunity to embrace their creativity and critical thinking skills as they embark on a journey from idea to invention. In MakerSpace, students will infuse science with art, music, technology, and engineering. Tinker, build, and play in this self-directed yet collaborative multi-purpose environment. Students will get hands-on experience with design, electronics, digital modeling, woodworking, coding, and a variety of other hands-on projects. MakerSpace is here to feed your inner-inventor!  Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
  • Metal Work & Fibers

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12
, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2
, $450
    Times:
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm / 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.
  • Robotics 1 - Grades 3-5

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    8:05 – 9:05 am; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm / Grades 3 - 5

    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 2 - Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    10:25 – 11:25 am / Grades 6 – 8

    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.
    Prerequisite: Robotics 1 or equivalent course.
  • STEAM 1 - Grades 3-5

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    10:25 – 11:25 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    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 3D modeling, architecture, electronics and circuitry will be covered. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
  • STEAM 2 - Grades 6-8

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - August 2, $900
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 24 - July 12, $450
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 15 - August 2, $450
    Times:
    9:10 - 10:10 am / Grades 6 - 8

    This course is designed to expand upon skills and ideas learned in STEAM 1. While some STEAM 1 topics are covered, students will now develop their skills to complete more complex creations. There will also be an opportunity for independent work on a project designed to challenge a student’s critical thinking skills. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. Prerequisite: STEAM 1 or equivalent course.
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.