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  • Advanced Minecraft: Crazy Command Block!

    NEW!  Students will learn how to use Minecraft Command Blocks to do crazy things in Minecraft.  Create self-building houses, ride the ender dragon, or create a working rocket ship!  We will cover command basics and show how to cop and edit premade commands in this one-day workshop.
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • First Tech Challenge (FTC)

    Eden Prairie's FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) program is a robotics program designed for 7th & 8th graders to learn about FIRST robotics. As a team member, your child will design and build a robot, create an engineering notebook, present their design process and robots to judges and have fun competing in competitions. They will also attend outreach events, and a fundraiser. The season begins in early September and may go into April. Meeting times are Tuesdays after school until 6 pm and Saturday mornings 8 am - 12 pm. The program is mentored by the Eden Prairie High School Talon Robotics team, along with adult and parent volunteers. Questions can be directed to Gail Silewski - FTC Coordinator gsilewski@gmail.comQuestions about FIRST program like FTC? 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. 
  • Math by Mail Grades 2-6

    Keep math skills sharp over the summer! This correspondence program was developed by a veteran teacher. Materials that students will cover during the summer review support concepts they have encountered during their previous school year. Summer Math is not a tutoring program and it is not an enrichment program to advance students ahead. It offers practice of previously learned concepts to keep skills sharp and build confidence. Students will take a pre-test and fill out a questionnaire to individualize their program. Students will then receive nine weeks of materials. Each week’s packet will include five math lessons with problem-solving activities. The activities will apply to a specific math concept or strand. After the student has completed a packet, they will mail it in. We’ll make corrections, provide feedback and mail it back. Students may start and finish the course at their own pace throughout the strands. When all lessons are completed, students will receive a certificate of achievement and restaurant meal coupon.Instructor: Jill Yeager, MN Licensed Teacher
  • Math by Mail Grades K-1

    Summer Math by Mail curriculum is designed exclusively for students just completing kindergarten or students just completing first grade. Summer Math is not a tutoring program and it is not designed to advance students ahead. It offers practice of previously learned concepts to keep skills sharp and build confidence. Participants will receive a pretest to determine math skills and individualize their program. Then they will receive ten weeks of lessons. After they have completed a week’s worth of work, mail it in, and we’ll make corrections, provide comments, and mail it back. Students work at their own pace. Kids love receiving their returned assignments each week in the mail! When all lessons are completed, students will receive a certificate of achievement and a restaurant meal coupon.Instructor: Jill Yeager, MN Licensed Teacher
  • Math-By-Mail (Middle School)

    Math-By-Mail is back! Keep young minds active, locally developed curriculum. MN Standards, Frameworks, current MN Benchmarks are the foundation for the curriculum. Problem solving, multiple choice, short answer are embedded into 8 packets of independent study. Each student is given a pretest. Students receive 8 packets to complete at their own pace. Feedback is given on each packet. Packets will begin to be delivered in the middle of June. 
  • 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! 
  • Techno-Connections

    Join Mad Science! Experience the basic forces that make technology possible: use Newton’s laws to make things move, convert potential energy into kinetic energy, leverage simple machines to do your work, learn about ultra violet light, and use your technological skills to construct a taco battery. Content varies depending on class length. Visit mn.madscience.org for your locations class syllabus.