The fun begins with Sylvan’s Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region. Your child will have an amazing time working on a different hands-on project every week, such as constructing cool machines or bridges using LEGO® bricks or K’NEX® pieces. Watch your child’s creativity flourish and confidence soar as he or she teams up with a partner to build these cool structures and participates in fun games and friendly competitions with other students. Equipping your child with these skills can help make a big impact not only in school and college, but also in future careers.
21st Century Learning
In addition to offering fun and memorable experiences, our Engineering courses in the Des Moines and Ames region help equip students with vital STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) abilities. Hands-on projects, creative activities and group learning all combine to help your child acquire crucial problem solving and critical thinking skills that can make a lasting impact, both in the classroom and beyond.▼
Think Like a Real Engineer!
From figuring out how to design complex structures to testing and tweaking them in order to come up with an improved solution, your child will be tackling problems just like a real engineer! Our hands-on programs are a fantastic way for your budding inventor to gain a solid grasp of engineering, science and architectural concepts while also igniting his or her imagination and creativity along the way. Parents are kept in the loop through our regular email communication, so you can see your child’s progress and celebrate his or her achievements. We will also provide a preview of the upcoming week’s project so you and your child can gear up for the next cool activity!
Sylvan’s Engineering courses in the Des Moines and Ames region offer:
- Interactive activities, from constructing machines with LEGO® bricks to designing bridges with K’NEX® pieces.
- A 21st century curriculum that focuses on equipping students with STEM skills.
- A supportive educational environment, featuring a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and no more than 12 students per class.
- Ongoing email communication to keep parents in the loop throughout the program.