Minecraft Education, 3D Printing & DNA to Dissection

Date: Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Recurs: Weekly on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019

Category: Homeschool Courses

Minecraft Education: Winter Wonderland          November 15, 29  December 6, 13

Scientific American declared, "...not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging." Enter a world of rules, parameters, levels and goals that require hard work, intense thinking, teamwork and problem solving skills. AAALC uses this popular game to provide an academic setting for students. Students will take an trip through a snowy tundra to discover the wonders and magic of the holiday season!

3D Printing                                                              January 10, 17, 24, 31                                              
Students will learn the intricacies of 3D non-resin printing, using plastic, food, ceramics or other material to add layer upon layer to create an object. They will find or create models through various available software programs and then prepare the model for printing on one or AAALC’s three 3D printers by making design adjustments, creating code and managing printer functions. Various project options will be offered and students will bring home final projects.

DNA to Dissection                                                    February 7,14, 21, 28

Do you know that you can pull the DNA out of a strawberry or banana or even a fertilized chicken egg? Do you know how to build a DNA strand that you can eat? Have you observed what’s inside different animals and what makes humans healthy? Future doctors, or simply budding scientists who are insatiably curious, will experience the wonder of humans, plants and animals and discover what makes them tick! Hands on experiences, virtual dissection and actual dissection will occur but will be age appropriate and will be taught in conjunction with a respect and admiration for nature, animals and the world around us.

This event ended Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

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