Engineering demands creative minds, lots of imagination and great problem-solving skills. After all, bridges and race cars can’t design and build themselves, can they? That's why our engineering courses are built around new creative challenges each week, helping students not only gain essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills but also have a blast as they get hands-on with a variety of engineering activities. Whether it's building a working LEGO® machine or designing a structurally sound bridge using K'NEX® pieces, our seriously cool projects help turn elementary and middle school-aged kids into tomorrow's engineers, architects and mechanics.
It’s Never Too Soon to Learn STEM Skills
If your child likes to get hands-on with toys, gadgets and other everyday devices — taking them apart, testing them, and putting them together again — then you may have a budding engineer in your family. We encourage the exact same approach, providing challenges in which students have to think like real engineers and use important science concepts to come up with better solutions.▼
The Right Way to Build Strong STEM Skills
At Sylvan, personal consideration for every student is always a priority. In fact, our engineering sessions have a maximum of 12 students at any time, which means there's always plenty of support when it comes to explaining, understanding and consolidating key concepts. There’s also a place for independent learning and teamwork through friendly competition as kids have the opportunity to challenge each other and share their creations. They often get so involved in their projects that they don't even realize they're learning essential STEM and problem-solving skills!
What to expect at Sylvan:
- Creative, hands-on exercises: We're all about educational screen time, but our engineering program focuses on the unplugged experience, engaging your child's mind and hands.
- Fun and friendship: Solving problems and overcoming challenges with a partner isn't only fun — it's a great way to make new friends, strengthen existing friendships and develop communication skills.
- We keep you involved: We'll update you via email after every session in order to share students' work, reinforce the concepts learned, and preview the next project.