LEGO camps set for June at UT Martin
The Messenger 05.28.08 The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education will host LEGO Camp June 16-20. “Junior Vehicles Using LEGO” is slated from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages five to seven. The cost of the camp is $140. Students will build 14 different vehicles. Some of these vehicles haven’t even been invented in the “real” world yet. Projects include a car, golf cart, Model “A” Ford, semi truck and trailer, rubber band trigger car, snow plow, motorized shopping cart, stand-up scooter, three wheeler, tow truck, trick car, wagon, wheel barrow and Zamboni. “Elementary Engineering 1 Using LEGO” is slated from 1-4 p.m. for children ages eight and older, also at a cost of $140 per child. Children will use LEGO Educational Division Materials and LEGO Technic elements. The course covers gears, levers, wheels, axles, structures, forces and simple machines. This is an integrated science and math class. The students will work in a lab setting with one LEGO Technic kit for every two students. The objectives of each course are to encourage hands-on learning, promote team building, allow creativity in construction and to have fun with basic science and mathematics. Advance registration for the camp is required and space is limited. To register, call ECCE at (731) 881-7082 or register online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/non_credit_registration.php. A brochure for downloading or viewing is also available online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/courses_nondegree.php.