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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. 
  • First Lego League (FLL)

    Eden Prairie's First Lego League is for students entering 4th-6th grade in the Fall of 2017. 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 2017 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 First Tech Challenge is for students entering 7th-8th grade in the Fall of 2016.  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 Tech Challenge!FTC offers students like you the opportunity to build robots, learn computer programming and compete against other teams at the local, regional and national level. You will gain practical, hands-on skills that test the theories and concepts you learn in the classroom. There are over 20,000 students from around the globe who design and build robots to compete against one another in competition. 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 2016 FIRST mission. Teams will compete with their robot in 1-2 regional tournaments in the metro area near the end of the season. New Eden Prairie FTC teams will be formed in August or early September. Parent involvement is an important part of the FTC 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 $50 off their child's FTC registration in the form of a refund after all teams are established.FTC will meet Tue/Thur after school until 5:00 p.m..  After MEA, teams will also start meeting on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m..  As it gets closer to tournament time, hours may be extended until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday until 1:00 p.m..  Questions about registration? Please contact us at comed@edenpr.org or visit our website. Our FTC Coordinator, Gail Silewski is happy to answer your questions about details of the program, scheduling, competitions, time committments, etc. Her email is gail_silewski@msn.com. Questions about FIRST program like FTC? Visit www.usfirst.org or www.hightechkids.org
  • Java Minecraft Mod Development

    Write and edit your Minecraft mods. Watch your code come to life. Learn the basics of Java Coding with Minecraft! We will be coding using Java, Eclipse and the Forge API. We will test our mods with Minecraft game play. At the end of class take home your Mods to share with family and friends. Bring a USB drive, snacks and drink. 
  • 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. 
  • MN STEM Camp

    Want your child to do something unique and absolutely cool this MEA break rather than spending time on video games? How about adding in a nice helping of science-filled fun? MN STEM Camp is an adventure for kids in grades 2nd-6th. MN STEM Camp is a 2-day fun filled program designed to ignite the interest in STEM. In an interactive environment, students from grades 2-6 will obtain hands-on learning experiences in Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering. Students will be placed in level appropriate groups to enhance their experience. Using design and pattern association techniques, puzzles and games, students explore the application of math concepts. Students see math applied to real-world situations and will learn to tackle different challenges. Students will work with LEGO© Mindstorms EV3 robots. They will explore the facets of robots, including motors, touch-sensors, ultrasonic sensors, sound sensors and light sensors. They'll work together to build, test, and revise just like in a real engineering process until they're successful. Students will engage in various hands-on science experiments and improve their knowledge through quizzes and interactive Science-Bowl formatted friendly competition.
  • MathWiz

    The MathWiz program provides a stimulating environment that inspires students to love and learn math. Each of the programs is distinct and focuses on a new subject designed to correlate with what students are learning in school so they are able to challenge themselves with advanced material. In this program, students will enjoy the sessions learning the nuances of problem solving. They will become engaged learners which will significantly improve their performance on tests and lay a strong math foundation for the future. The MathWiz students will become active learners in an engaging and fun environment while building strong competitive math foundation. Students have benefited immensely through the MathWiz pedagogy for the last six years. This is a program for aspiring students who want to be successful and competitive math and science fields in the future. MathWiz program has paved the way for the students success in various math competitions like MOEMS, Math Masters, CML, and will help students qualify for the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Program. 
  • NASA

    Explore the Earth, Moon, Mars....and beyond! Mad Science teams up with NASA to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this program featuring student activities from the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers program. This voyage of discovery features unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes, in an experience that is truly out of this world!
  • Robotic Builders: Battlebots

    Completely new builds! Let the battle begin! Designed by the experts at MIT, LEGO© WeDo Robotics' unique system teaches students about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more. In this camp, students will construct a catapult, ninja star, tank, battle axe, crossbow, battering ram, a fighter plane and more! 
  • STEM Class with LEGO© Bricks

    Join Bricks 4 Kids for a LEGO® STEM experience. Our projects, designed by engineers and architects, motivate children by reinforcing STEM based principles while enhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor skills, and teaching important math skills. Out LEGO models are fully MOTORIZED. We build vehicles, contraptions, inventions, animals and much more. All new projects EVERY session!
  • 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.