Creative Engineers



With the Creative Engineers educational program, children are transformed into little Engineers! They begin their journey by being introduced to the principles of programming logic for the first time (Scratch Jr). They create their first code in a playful manner and learn about algorithmic programming! 

They will then be guided to observe and reflect on their surroundings. Thus, they learn the fundamental building blocks of mechanical structures as well as the physical principles underlying them, such as gear motion, pulleys, levers, wheels, and axles.

Children, through exploration, collaborate and “construct” their own knowledge. They create increasingly complex models of varying themes with appropriate building materials. They learn experimentally the usefulness of Simple Machines (gears, pulleys, levers) which is the basis of any construction (Engineering) and understand the concept of energy by introducing motors and batteries to give motion to the models they use.

The aim of the lesson is for the children to work as a team, and to understand that a perfect machine consists of both construction and perfect programming. Also, to understand the importance of energy, its conversion, as well as to observe the world around them through the eyes of an Engineer!

Creative Engineers – Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students will have:

  1. learned the mechanical and physical principles underlying machines,
  2. built complex technology models out of Simple Machines,
  3. developed algorithmic thinking and basic programming structures by writing programs in Scratch Jr, 
  4. recognized the programming factor underlying machine operation.

Program Info

  • Age: 2nd Grade
  • Number of courses: 30 
  • Duration: 90′
  • Number of student: 12 

Θεματικές Ενότητες

Ενότητα 1η: Απλές  μηχανές

Ενότητα 2η: Ομαδικό project

Ενότητα 3η: Σύνθετοι μηχανισμοί

Ενότητα 4η: Ηλεκτρική κίνηση

Ενότητα 5η: Μηχανικός προγραμματισμός

Ενότητα 6η: Ανοιχτό project

Διαθεματικές Γνώσεις

  • Φυσική: Τριβή, Μετατροπές Ενέργειας, Ταχύτητα, Δύναμη, Νόμοι της Μηχανικής
  • Τεχνολογία: Απλές Μηχανές, Μετάδοση Κίνησης, Σύγχρονοι Μηχανισμοί
  • Μηχανική: Μηχανικό Πλεονέκτημα, Στατικότητα – Δόμηση, Problem Solving
  • Μαθηματικά: Απλές Πράξεις, Αρίθμηση, Μοτίβα, Γεωμετρία
Lesson tags: primary-alive, Δημοτικό STEM Alive Εngineering, Τεχνολογία
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