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WKCTC Builds on Science Learning with LEGO Camps

This summer, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering several Extreme LEGO Camps and is introducing a camp that adds the element of art to science, technology and math (STEAM) principles.

Each five-day course will be held in the Emerging Technology Center from the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided each day.

LEGO We-Do Robotics Construction
First and Second Grade
June 1 5 and June 15 19
The LEGO We-Do Robotics Construction course is designed for first through second graders and provides an easy-to-use construction set that introduces the students to robotics. Students will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors. When the set is combined with the We-Do Robotics Activity Pack, students will explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their STEM skills, as well as language and literacy.

LEGO Robotics NXT Mindstorm
Fifth and Sixth Grade
June 22 26
Students will make robots move, talk and respond at their command. Through the use of second generation LEGO robotics (NXT Mindstorm) students will be challenged with numerous projects and exercises. They will use this hands-on environment to apply their creativity and programming skills to see the STEM connection to the world of robotics.

LEGO EV3 Robotics Controller
Seventh and Eighth Grade
June 8 12
Students will learn to control LEGO EV3 robots by developing software-programming skills in a STEM based environment. Students will discover the magic of robotics and will be challenged to solve three real robotic engineering problems.

The cost for the four camps listed above is $225 each.

Introduction to STEAM
Ninth and Tenth Grade
June 22 26

Students will learn to apply technologies used by engineers and graphic artists including using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create 3-D objects. Students will also create a real world object using a 3-D printer and explore computer-programming languages associated with STEAM careers. This hands-on camp meets from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The cost of this camp is $275.

Early registration is encouraged. Register by calling (270) 534-33335 or register here.

Registration for summer and fall classes at WKCTC is also underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Fall classes begin August 17.