Bricks4kidz Oahu

Basic Information

Address: P O Box 5040 Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone Number: 808-518-6148 or 808-255-5522

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Bricks4kidz Oahu
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Additional Information

Focus: afterschool enrichment programs
Director: Dawn Sur
School District: Oahu
Schedule: afterschool elementary & preschool, summer programs, special programs
Ages: pre-K, K-3 mainly but K-5
Capacity: 20/class
Membership/Pricing: depends on program length
Program Highlights:

Description: curriculum and instructional content:

This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO® Bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz®.
Students will work in a lab-type setting using LEGO® components such as gears, axles and beams.
When lessons are related to something students enjoy, such as building with LEGO® Bricks, students are motivated and retain more of what they learn.

While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Once the project is complete, children use the rest of their time to modify their model builds and collaborate with one another. Each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the model of the day.
Instructional content is multi-disciplinary and designed by educators to increase the student’s general knowledge and introduce s.t.e.m. (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts related to the day’s model. Students build a new project each week.

Lessons are designed around students’ interests, with themes such as animals, space, transportation and sports.
Completing a new challenge each week builds self-esteem.

The material covered in each session will vary depending upon students’ age, experience, and skill level.

The program runs throughout the school year and follows the school calendar. Classes meet 1 hour per week for 4 -12 weeks. Each session is competitively priced per student.
All materials are provided

Program Benefits:
To build problem-solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression and foster an appreciation for how things work. For students to play and socialize with friends while learning the fundamentals of engineering and architecture in a non-competitive setting. To help students understand that architecture and engineering are viable career choices. Working with a partner fosters teamwork and cooperation.
Students already know how to build with LEGO® Bricks, however with a little coaching, they can learn about engineering, architecture, physics, and math using specialized components.