Junior Engineers

Recommended for 1st - 3rd Grade • New STEAM program*

Students explore the six simple machines in Jr. Engineers! The literature in this program reminds us that the only way to fail is to give up! Our educators encourage talking, testing, and free exploration. Students will be challenged to work as teams to complete 3 tasks by tinkering with recycled materials. Students will leave the program with DIY build a machine kit.

VA SOLsScience
(3.2) The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses. Key concepts include:

  • (a) purpose and function of simple machines;
  • (b) types of simple machines;
  • (c) compound machines; and
  • (d) examples of simple and compound machines found in the school, home, and work environments.

*STEAM is a framework for teaching FUNctional Literacy that is based on natural ways of learning and is customizable for all types of educators and students. It has been successfully implemented in PK-12, college classes, museums, after-school programs and with rehabilitation and dementia patients. STEAM is adaptable, bench-marked, measurable and easily reinforces the standards in unique and engaging ways. STEAM ties ALL the subjects to each other in an interdisciplinary way as well as to the full spectrum of the rapidly changing business and professional world. It is a life-long career and life-readiness way of educating and learning that is adaptable to the rapidly changing global world we live in.

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