Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this Groupon.
$139 for a Five-Day Summer Technology Day Camp for One Child ($288 Value)
At the outset of the five-day camp, students aged 6–15 learn robotics basics on a pretend space shuttle—continuing the adventure by visiting a series of moons where they enrich their terraforming skills. Those training sessions culminate in a journey to the planet Pantheon, which campers will transform into a sustainable environment for human beings. This Groupon is valid for any of the summer camps listed here.
The imaginative hands-on session uses Lego Mindstorm kits and advanced software to teach groups of up to 24 kids about science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts.
Camp sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates:
- June 10–14
- June 17–21
- June 24–28
- July 1–5
- July 8–12
- July 15–19
- July 22–26
- July 29–August 2
- August 5–9
- August 12–16
- August 19–23
Kids Robotech Club
Playing with Legos is a classic pastime, but at Kids Robotech Club, Legos do more than pass time: they help kids build skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. During year-round classes, students learn about gear ratios, locomotion, and energy as they assemble robots using Lego Mindstorms products. Second- through fourth-graders build basic models during six-week beginners classes, and fifth- through ninth-graders fashion more advanced bots that can move objects, sumo wrestle, and feel jealous when you build a second robot. Along with hands-on robotics work, the club hosts a beginners class in game design where students can create their own maze, platform, and racing video games.