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  • Engineering for Kids STEM Club

    The Engineering for Kids STEM Club introduces students to a new, hands-on, STEM learning lesson every week from various engineering disciplines. For each lesson, students focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking and peer collaboration skills. These life skills provide students with the confidence to approach challenges in their lives and realize that they can succeed. Don't be discouraged to register if the club has already begun! Our program is designed to make it easy to join at any time. $40 discount when you register for all 3 sessions at one time (you must register the 3 sessions at the same time - the discount will be taken off of the 3rd registration).
  • First Lego League (FLL)

    Eden Prairie's First Lego League is for students entering 4th-6th grade in the Fall of 2018. FIRST programs were developed to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders, by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. Are you ready to challenge your mind and compete head-to-head with robots? Then check out the FIRST Lego League!First Lego League (FLL) introduces children to the real world engineering challenges by building Lego based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams are guided by their imaginations and adult coaches. Team meeting days and times will be decided by the mentor and team members to help fit the schedule of all team members. Each team will build and program a robot to complete the 2018 FIRST mission. Teams will compete with their robot in a regional tournament in the metro area near the end of the season. New Eden Prairie FLL teams will be formed in August or early September. Parent involvement is an important part of the FLL program. We ask that all parents participate as a volunteer in some way, whether it be as a mentor or offering to organize snacks. Teams are contingent on identifying a volunteer mentor to lead the team through the season. If we are unable to identify a mentor for the team, all participants will be refunded. All lead mentors receive $35 off their child's FLL registration in the form of a refund after all teams are established. Questions about registration? Please contact us at comed@edenpr.org or visit our websiteQuestions about the FIRST program? Visit www.usfirst.org or www.hightechkids.org
  • Jr. First Lego League (Jr. FLL)

    What IS Junior FIRST® LEGO® League…Junior FIRST® LEGO® League in Minnesota (MN Jr.FLL) is part of an international robotics program that includes teams from 13 countires.Teams work together to discover how science and technology impact the world around them. Guided by adult coaches, teams work with LEGO® elements to build a motorized model and create a Show Me poster related to their research of a yearly theme.The Challenge – What a team doesThe Challenge is thematic, changes yearly, and has two parts – the LEGO® Model and the Show Me Poster. Teams of 2-6 students typically meet once per week for 4-6 weeks. Show Me Poster Teams research the current Challenge theme, and display their findings on a Show Me Poster. LEGO® ModelUsing all LEGO® elements, teams will design and build a model correlating with the current Challenge theme that contains both a simple machine and a motorized part. Core ValuesThe 6 Jr.FLL Core Values introduce the concepts of being a team, discovery and Gracious Professionalism®. Jr.FLL ExposThe culmination of the hard work for many teams is their participation in a MN Jr.FLL Expo. Volunteer Reviewers will interview the teams to learn about their LEGO® Model and Show Me Poster. Teams may also share their work on the virtual Jr.FLL Showcase. This hands-on program is focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9 and capturing a child’s natural curiosity. Visit the national Jr.FLL webpage for more program details. 
  • Meditation, Fitness and Yoga Fun

    This fun boot-camp has a little of everything! For BOYS & GIRLS! have fun with various types of obstacle courses and ultimate yoga challenges and other fun challenging fitness activities and learn! Focus on fine tuning alignment and developing greater awareness of both body, mind wellness and breath. Study and practice many different poses and will discuss topics each session around how to have fun and be happy, being positive, respect, learn to focus and concentrate, positive energy, love and kindness through spirit lifting learning sessions with meditation. Learn balance, flexibility, agility, coordination, speed, motor skills in a group setting. Kids will also learn positive attitudes, self-confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork, decisions making, better focus, energy, emotional control, and social awareness.Discussion Topics and class themes1. Love and kindness, Thankful attitudes 2. How to overcome frustration and sadness3. How to love yourself 4. Building self confidence and inner peace! 
  • Talon Robotics (FRC) - Team 2502

    Talon Robotics is the FIRST Robotics Competition team for EPHS. Every year, FRC creates a challenge, this years game is Stronghold.  Our goal is to build a robot to meet this challenge. In last year's game, Aerial Assist, we had to shoot giant balls into goals.  FRC, which stands for FIRST Robotics Competition, is run by FIRST, a non-profit organization that manages other robotics competitions such as FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge, which are the elementary and middle school equivalents of FRC. FIRST, which stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to motivate young people to pursue opportunities in STEM while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. FIRST seeks to promote teamwork and collaboration even among competing engineers and encourages rival teams to help each other when necessary. This is termed Gracious Professionalism or Cooperation. Team members will also be required to register through the FIRST organization.