The fun begins with Sylvan’s Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region. Your son or daughter will have a great time tackling a new interactive project each week, including building, testing and rebuilding bridges and machines using K’NEX® pieces or LEGO® bricks. Watch your child’s creativity soar as he or she constructs these complex creations with a partner and challenges other teams to friendly games and competitions. It’s a novel way for your son or daughter to develop critical 21st century skills while solving problems just like an engineer!

Calling all Budding Engineers

From designing and building cool structures to tweaking and rebuilding them to test out a different approach, your child will be solving challenges just like a real engineer! Our interactive courses are a great way for your aspiring inventor to get to grips with science, engineering and architectural concepts while activating his or her creativity and imagination in the process. We also keep parents informed by sending out regular communication, including a recap of each week’s project. We’ll also send a sneak peek of next week’s project so your family can get excited for the next activity!

Sylvan’s Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region provide:

  • Hands-on projects, from building machines with LEGO® bricks to constructing complex bridge types with K’NEX® pieces.
  • A STEM-focused curriculum that will equip your child with critical 21st century skills.
  • A personal learning environment, with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and a maximum of 12 students per class.
  • Regular email communication to keep you informed of your child’s progress.