Level 1 Labs (3rd - 8th Grade)
Our goal at SIMPLR is to prepare your child for the future. That means that our classes, which we call labs, are designed to expose your child to the technologies, concepts, and ideas that will impact their lives.
Beyond the technologies, we focus on mental development using STEAM. STEAM is more than simply the content areas that make up the acronym. When children engage in "STEAM activities" they establish and increase their spatial intelligence, problem solving ability, and collaboration skills which are key in understanding and excelling in ALL aspects of life.
Note: Students will receive binders along with weekly hand-outs for each lab. These hand-outs will allow students to deepen their conceptual and technological knowledge and skills. Students will also be able to check out related materials/equipment (e.g., drones, Rubik's cubes, hardware, etc.) and will be expected to check all materials back in at the conclusion of each lab.
Code Cadets: Intro. to Apple's Swift Playgrounds ($89)
Get started with Apple's own programming language, Swift! This class prepares learners to tackle any programming challenge from robotics to websites to iOS apps.
Lab begins January 3/4 for 4 weeks.
Augmented Reality Gaming ($89)
Learn the basics of Augmented Reality (AR) and then play! This lab introduces learners to the fundamentals of AR and how it will change the ways we interact with technology. Designing, shopping, and social media will all be improved by AR. This lab will expose learners to AR enhanced laser tag, first-person AR gaming headsets, and much more in the “gaming” realm.
Lab begins January 31/February 1 for 4 weeks.
Code Cadets: Droid Programming ($89)
After learning the basics of Swift Programming, we use those skills to program robots, also known as droids, to accomplish tasks and to compete. Each week will focus on a different droid design which will require building, programming and competing in groups.
Lab begins February 28/March 1 for 4 weeks.
Game of Drones: Building ($89)
The third and final lab of our Game of Drones series dives deep into the designing, building, and programming of drones. We learn about all of the components required to build a drone from scratch and their function. In addition, we’ll build a large frame drone from scratch and program it to give it default flight characteristics. Weather permitting, we’ll also get outside and take to the skies with our scratch-built drones.
Lab begins April 4/5 for 4 weeks.
Introduction to LEGO Boost Robotics ($89)
Lego recently released a new robotics kit called Boost! In this lab, we'll explore the new kit and build Vernie, the Lego Boost mascot, in addition to all of the other LEGO boost creations. Once built, we'll program each of the robots to accomplish tasks while competing against other teams. This lab will provide a foundation for deeper learning about robotics, programming, and mechanical assembly.
Lab begins May 2/3 for 4 weeks.
Level K: Young Engineer’s Cornucopia (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade)
Level K classes introduce young engineers to the awe-inspiring technology of today. Each class is structured to teach the students about the science behind the technology and give them an opportunity to get “hands-on” with each. Designed with the young learner in mind, Level K sets a solid foundation for deeper exploration in the subsequent learning levels.
Note: Students will receive binders along with weekly hand-outs for each lab. These hand-outs will allow students to deepen their conceptual and technological knowledge and skills.
Introduction to Drones
Introduction to Robotics
Posters and Paper Circuitry
Electrical Circuits 2.0