Bricks 4 Kidz - Port Orange - Volusia County

Basic Information

Address: 5889 S. WILLIAMSON BLVD. # 1422 Port Orange, FL 32128
Phone Number: (904) 501-1618

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Bricks 4 Kidz - Port Orange - Volusia County
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Additional Information

Focus: STEM
Director: Starla Hersey
Schools Served: ALL schools and preschools, public and private, in Volusia and Flagler counties in Florida.
School District: Volusia and Flagler
County: Volusia and Flagler
Ages: 3-12 yrs
Setting:

Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence.

Program Highlights:

BENEFITS

Follow step-by-step directions to complete a task.
Sequencing is an important skill in many learning process.
Fine motor skills are developed while assembling projects.
Visual and kinesthetic learning styles are utilized during project construction.
Organizational skills are developed by keeping the bricks in their proper place.
Completing a model with LEGO® bricks nurtures process-oriented thinking.
Social/emotional skills such as patience, communication and teamwork are exercised.
Working through frustration to complete a project builds self-esteem.
Working with a partner fosters teamwork and cooperation.
The children learn about simple machines and develop an appreciation of how thing work.

Program Information:

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM

 

  • This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cards, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks. While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Participants build a new project each month. Architectural concepts are taught while assembling buildings, bridges and other structures.
  • Once the project is completed, children use the rest of their time to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another

 

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT

 

  • Students will work in a lab-type setting using LEGO® bricks with an integrated curriculum based on math and science.
  • Instructional content includes concepts of friction, gravity and torque, scale, gears, axles and beams.
  • Part of the curriculum will include the construction of a scaled model of their elementary school.
  • The material covered each session will vary depending on students’ ages, experience, and skill level.
  • All material will be provided.

 

GOALS

 

  • For children to play and socialize with friends while learning fundamentals of engineering and architecture in a noncompetitive setting.
  • To build problem-solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression and foster an appreciation of how things work.
  • To help students understand that Architecture and Engineering are viable career choices.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • Kids already know how to build with LEGO® bricks, but with a little coaching they can learn engineering, architecture and concepts of physics and mathematics using the plastic components.
  • Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Slogan: We Learn, We Build, We Play

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