Children are naturally curious, asking questions such as “Why is the sky blue?” and “What is blue, really, since each of us sees the world through the fog of our own isolation and loneliness?” Get kids some answers with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $89 for four Lego robotics classes for a child aged 6–9 (a $180 value)
- $89 for four Lego robotics classes for a child aged 9–14 (a $180 value)
- $199 for a Math Blasters camp for a child aged 5–12, August 19–23 (a $399 value)
- $199 for a Math Blasters camp for a child aged 5–12, August 26–30 (a $399 value)
Math Blasters camps introduce kids to two hands-on methods for mastering early math skills. The Komodo abacus program empowers the pint-sized participants to solve complex math problems, while the ScienZminds hands-on program introduces concepts of geometry through building and exploring in 2-D and 3-D.
In the Lego robotics class, youngsters sit down with experienced instructors an hour a week to build and program real, working robots from Lego components. Once constructed, their mechanical creations navigate the world around them using student-installed sensors and motors that enable them to recognize objects, see light, and wonder what emotions taste like. Younger classes program their robots with drag-and-drop programming interface WeDo, while older classes learn to navigate the NXT-G interface.
Armies of robots march out of Science Cosmos's labs every single day, but they don’t pose much danger to humanity—even children can control them. Which they do. Using Lego kits, sensors, motors, and age-appropriate programming software elementary- and middle-school students fashion bots that interact with the world around them and carry out instructions. Beyond the robots, Science Cosmos’s educators lead several other classes that get kids excited about science, math, technology, and engineering. For instance, an electronics course uses circuit boards to build devices including an organ that reacts to light and a lie detector to help figure out which parent really ate the Halloween candy.