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 six-week Minecraft and 3D Printing Class for One Child ($288 Value)
At the outset of the six-week class, students aged 6–15 learn basic and advanced design concepts with the help of the hit game, Minecraft. During the course, students learn to build impressive virtual structures, such as the Eiffel Tower or the Parthenon, before transforming their digital dreams into physical reality using one of the school's 3D printers. This Groupon is valid for any of the courses listed here. Classes are held starting at 1 p.m. daily as well as on Saturdays.
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.