Little Engineers is a hands-on STEM enrichment program that introduces children to science and engineering through creativity and fun. Our child-centered classes build school-ready skills by encouraging observation, communication, and problem solving.
Each session lasts four weeks and is designed for children ages 3-5 with accompanying adult.
Wednesday 9-10 AM
Price (4 classes per session):
$65 (member/active military)
Session 1: Journey Through Space
September 5 - 12 - 19 - 26
Calling all astronauts and astronomers! Join us as we explore the mysteries of the solar system and learn about life in space.
Session 2: Storybook Science
October 3 - 10 - 17 - 24
Can you build a better house than the Three Little Pigs? Dive into the science and engineering behind our favorite children's books.
Session 3: What Goes Up
October 31 - November 7- 14 - 28
Who knew physics could be so much fun? Become experts in the forces around you as we push and pull, skip and jump, and fly and fall.
Session 4: Think Outside the Brick
January 9 - 16 - 23 - 30
Move beyond the typical building blocks and expand your imagination as we build with the unusual and impossible.
Session 5: Our Favorite Planet
February 6 -13 - 20 - 27
Tsunamis, volcanoes, and earthquakes, oh my! From natural disasters to weather patterns and rock formations, learn all about this planet we call home.
Session 6: Architects and Artists
March 6 - 13 - 20 - 27
Shape, color, texture, form: discover the elements of art in architecture and engineering.
Session 7: More Storybook Science
April 3 - 10 - 17 - 24
Too many books, so little time! Our journey through the science and engineering of our favorite children's books continues.
Session 8: Engineers Are Everywhere
May 1 - 8 - 15 - 22
Explore the awesome and varied careers of today's engineers!
Will we explore the museum?
As much as possible, we try to integrate the museum into our learning environment. Some classes will take place entirely within an exhibit space, some will focus on building and experimenting in the classroom, and often we’ll use parts of the museum for inspiration for our learning that day. You and your child are also welcome to stay after class to visit our main galleries and extend your explorations.
Are we only going to learn about planes?
Not at all! While we do love aviation, Little Engineers has a broader goal of encouraging children to ask questions about the world around them, and recognize the science and engineering in their everyday lives. Our lesson plans are flexible and child-driven, and all activities are easily adapted to any ability level. Most importantly, our main goal is to have fun!
Who will be teaching the class?
Ms. Jamie has over ten years of experience in early childhood education, but she still wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. She loves roller coasters, puppies, and her favorite planet is Mars.
Ms. Sophie used to work with elephants, but figured out that teaching smaller mammals was a lot more fun. She loves silly questions, the SR-71 Blackbird, and making a really big mess.
Still have more questions?
Email Sophie at swasserman(at)sdasm.org