In our classes, kids explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering. They find inventive solutions in a fun-filled context that supports the growth of young minds through hands-on, minds-on learning.
The course provides a safe space for kids to learn and discover through play.
Students apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects.
Playwell instructors have varied careers and educational backgrounds (mechanical engineering, architecture, biology, art, geology, education, civil engineering, etc.). More important, though, is that all share a common enthusiasm for kids, engineering, and LEGO. Many of our instructors have been leading classes and directing summer camps for several years. The instructor may not be determined until shortly before the first class meeting. Assistant instructors are added as needed.
Students work individually, in teams, and as a group throughout the sessions. A short discussion and demonstration of the day’s topic starts each meeting. Children are given a design/building assignment at the beginning of the meeting.
Students discover inventive solutions in a fun-filled context.
Children learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes.
Children are exposed to concepts and vocabulary of Engineering, Architecture and Physics
Instructors facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects.