Technology and Design

Increasing in popularity every cycle are our STEM offerings which challenge students to observe closely and then “program” events in the real world.

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Some of the classes we offer:

Robotics
Lego Robotics (grades 3-5) and LittleBit (grades 1 and 2) challenge students to build vehicles, devices, and creatures that can then be programmed to act in pre-determined ways. It’s loads of fun but it also serves as a powerful introduction to computer programming and design.

Lego Mindstorms
Students learn to create and program in the real world with Lego Mindstorms. Students will design, build and program robots to follow their specific instructions. This class is loads of fun while also being mentally challenging.

Computer Animation
Students take advantage of Flash MX as they learn the basics behind computer/web animation. The class begins with learning the fundamentals of animating shapes and text and concludes with more complex projects using the Flash programming language ActionScript. By the end of the cycle, students should have a grasp on some user-interactive elements of Flash. (Basic computer skills needed)

Computer Coding at PS 166 gr K-1
Students will learn coding concepts and principals and apply them in a fun way! Students will use an online program called Tynker. Kids will be engaged with interactive learning modules, mini-games, coding projects, and puzzles.