CENTRE TYPE: Early Learning Centre
RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 3 to 5 years old
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 35
LENGTH OF WORKSHOP: 60 minutes
REQUIREMENTS: Open space clean area
MATERIAL: Magnetic tiles
Engineering uses science, math, and technology to solve problems. Engineering involves using materials, design, crafting and construction – it helps us understand how and why things work. When children design and build with magnetic tiles, they are acting as engineers. The construction of a train station, tower or arch is, essentially, the act of solving a structural problem. The process of figuring out HOW to build these things is engineering.When children construct a train station, a tower or an arch they are solving structural problems. When they figure out how to build a bridge or how objects fit together, they are engineering.
Further planning and building ideas take place with more complex and challenging structures
during the incursion?
Our staff will bring hundreds of magnetic blocks and provide 60 minutes of stimulating, creative and fun activities.
After an introduction to all the basic shapes, children are guided to take part in a group activity where they are provided with a set of tiles to use to follow some of the challenger’s cards and then create a different structure. Apart from fostering self-expression and being great fun, the workshop encourages learning the fundamental concepts of engineering and math.
JC Ingenium encourages learning the fundamental concepts of engineering and mathematics. At the same time, children learn and explore the 3D versions created using the magnetic blocks, which provide them with a deeper understanding of space and volume.
During our session, children develop their team building skills by working towards the common goal of building a giant structure together. The creations will then be joined together to create one large final project. At the end of the session, the children will help dismantle their constructions and tidy away the blocks.
JC Ingenium can cater to large groups of up to 35 children. However, if you have more than 35 children just give us the number of students and their age range and we will tailor a program that will match your needs!
The incursion is performed indoors and requires at least 3 educators from your centre to support staff throughout the session. Our staff will guide them util the end of the workshop. Our set up does not take more than 10 minutes and we arrive at least 15 minutes earlier so the session can commence promptly. Due to the number of children, we need a large space like a school hall or gymnasium so children can work confidently. We also require one large table to be able to set up the magnetic tiles.
Investigate and learn to observe the environment from another perspective, through experimentation and exploration, helping to develop visual thinking.
Help towards creativity and fine motor skills by developing models and constructions, while favouring the development of memory and knowledge.
Respect the diversity of children, since the workshops are based on participation. The integration of differences between children is part of the workshops.
Learn and enjoy teamwork and collaboration, to promote mutual learning between participants and social values such as: tolerance, responsibility, effort, overcoming and patience. In the same way, they will discover their personal abilities and their development, individually.
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