Program Description(s): (Candidates may be considered to instruct one or more courses listed below)
- LEGO® Master Builders: Real World Engineering and Design with LEGO® Machines Mechanisms (Gr. 4-9) Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an engineer and use technology to solve real world problems? In this hands-on camp, you will work on experiments and build machines, pneumatics devices, and renewable energy applications. You and your team will be given real life issues to solve while tapping into your engineering skills in order to find a solution to these problems. You will explore renewable energy through real-life models; investigate energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion and consumption; build and explore pneumatics; investigate power systems and components; explore kinetic and potential energy, and more. As the week progresses, you will gain more engineering knowledge and develop the skills to build more complex mechanisms and solutions. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.
- Junior LEGO® Master Builders: Enchanted Castles and Princesses - An Intro to Engineering (Gr. 1-3) This camp takes you on a story book adventure with LEGO® princesses, fairies and majestic creatures. As Master Builders you will work in a team to build the amazing castles, tree houses and other medieval themed environments! In addition to building a story book inspired LEGO® world, you and the other Master Builder campers will also explore an introduction to engineering concepts with LEGO’s® Simple and Powered Machines engineering kits.
- Junior LEGO® Master Builders: Super Hero City - An Intro to Engineering (Gr. 1-3) Mix up your favorite DC and Marvel Super Heroes in this fantastic Master Build camp. You'll work in teams to build an exciting Super Hero city with bases, ships and machines. In addition to building a Super Hero inspired city you’ll also explore introductory engineering concepts with LEGO’s® Simple and Powered Machines engineering kits.
- Tech Adventures: Intro to Electronics and Sports Car Racing & Design (Gr. 1-3) Campers will investigate electricity and electronics and discover how to build and engineer circuits and other electronics projects. In Sports Car Racing & Design, campers will compete against each other while racing Anki smart cars. They also work in teams to design and build large Anki race courses.
- Tech Adventures: Motors & Machines and Digital Art & Design (Gr. 1-3) Campers work with a variety of tools to investigate simple motors and machines (gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys), while solving tasks related to mechanical principles and learning about energy, balance and buoyancy. In Digial Art & Design, campers will use technology devices to take photos, make simple photo edits, draw 2D art and create fun and engaging images.
- Roller Coaster Design: The Science & Engineering of Thrill Rides (Gr. 4-9) Amusement Parks are filled with lots of heart pounding fun, as well as multiple opportunities to learn about science and engineering. In this exciting camp, learn about the physics of roller coasters while exploring kinetic and potential energy, and centripetal force. You will build and test, physical and “virtual” roller coaster models using various computer programs, including Minecraft. You will create virtual roller coasters, build scale models with K’NEX® and experience the thrill of the turns, loops and drops! The camp day is divided into 3 periods. Two thirds of the day is spent working on science and engineering of roller coasters and approximately one third of the day is dedicated to working with Minecraft. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.
- Test Pilot: Flyer Drones (Gr. 5-9) Do you like drones and want to learn how to fly them? If you answered yes, then this camp is for you. This camp will teach you how drones rise off the earth and fly through the sky while gaining an understanding of the principles of lift, thrust and control. The focus is on the science and technology behind flight using drones. Projects will provide you with firsthand experience in building and flying your own aerodynamic objects.
A Technology Camp Specialist/Teacher teaches a minimum of 1 class but may also be considered to teach various programs at 1 or more locations.
Local teaching opportunities:
- Baltimore, MD at Gilman School
- North Bethesda, MD at Georgetown Prep School
If you are interested in traveling to any of the locations listed below, ESF will provide hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, and a food stipend:
- Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
- Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
- Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
- Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
- Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
- Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
- Moorestown, NJ at Moorestown Middle School
- Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
- Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy