BuildBoost! II (Hydraulics and Flight)
This course will teach students to use math, physics, geometry, and engineering concepts to build structures and machines from hydraulic cranes to flying machines. Designs will be created based on mathematical models and scientific exploration. As they create, students will build their math skills and their understanding of how and why to use formulae as they apply concepts and ideas with their hands and basic materials.
The class is designed so that the math work will be great practice for math skills: basic equations, proportions and conversions, word problems, applied math, and geometry, while the "building" part is fun and real-world. How do we use motors to help planes fly? Who will build the best flying machine? How are hydraulics used in our everyday world?
Engineering and science are fun, but they take thought and planning and math. With this course, all aspects will be fun -- and challenging -- and we hope all students will leave with a greater understanding of applied math and science, and a greater appreciation of the structures and machines in their world. Per EdBoost tradition, students will have to take raw materials and transform them into what they need. We don't use kits, the kids have to make their creations from scratch.
NOTE: Session 2 runs the week of the July 4th holiday, so there will be no class on Wednesday July 4th. That camp be a four-day camp.