Rocket-powered NinjaDragster day camp.
It is guaranteed to be: FAST FURIOUS and FUN !!
Core to our approach in STEM, we strive in developing inspiring, engaging, problem solving skills with your children; driving a “can do” approach with a deeply PRACTICAL HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.
What is it and Lesson Flow?
- NinjaDragster is a hot new rocket-powered one day class where your children will design and develop Dragsters out of stiff foam.
- Plan, design and build what THEY think will go fast...
- Learn to use workshop tools to shape their designs: Hacksaws, SANDPAPER, Hot Wire cutters etc.
- Launch 1 on our CUSTOM DESIGNED 30 metre Dragster strip with timing measurement.
- Develop deep understanding of aerodynamic design THROUGH THEORY AND PRACTICE.
- Re-design another Dragster from scratch, this time implementing their new found skills in aerodynamic design.
- Launch 2… Question: Will it go faster?
- Fun and exciting environment nurturing engineering skills to create superfast – jet powered vehicles.
- Problem solving: What if anything COULD GO wrong? WHAT DID GO WRONG? What traits are needed and how improvements can be developed.
- Learn to logically reason: Drag, friction, gravity, weight, lift and thrust considered for successful outcomes.
- Drive creativity: Develop individual and team ideas in design.
- Brainstorm: Come up with the best ideas for Launch 2.
- Inspiration: Do it and see!
- Use of typical workshop tools in a “hands on” environment.
- Hugely enthusiastic tutors.
- Take home both your dragsters! WHOLE OR IN PIECES!
- All children will be required to obey all safety briefings at all times.
- Eye protection goggles will be provided from time to time AS NEEDED throughout the day.
- New hygienic masks PER INDIVIDUAL will be provided for each child when near cutting/shaping equipment.