STEM Academy

We are delighted to announce STEM Academy, a cutting-edge after school club.
Students will learn programming and develop their own ideas using STEM material.
Become a member of our STEM Academy and learn the latest technology in a dynamic environment!

● What does STEM mean?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables students to become the next generation of innovators.

● Why is STEM important?

“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation)

After School programming club


Brain Power After School

This is a new STEM After School program in which students can experience three kinds of STEM lessons (puzzles, robots, and programming) in English. Using products from the popular teaching material company ARTEC in a fun English speaking environment, we will cultivate "the ability to think by yourself”.


Block Programming After School

We provide programming classes using Lego® We Do 2.0. This includes 17 projects focusing on engineering, life-, physical-, earth-, and space sciences. Students will learn how to identify problems, think of solutions, test their ideas, and analyze results.


Digital Creative After School

Using the popular creative software Minecraft, students will study real-world concepts and issues. They will harness their teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills in a variety of situations that will prepare them for creating and collaborating in the 21st century.


3D Printing and Design After School

Students will learn to be the engineers of tomorrow as they design 3D objects and solve real-world problems. Students will also learn STEM skills, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, such as critical thinking, research, and how to visualize their ideas. The best part is, they will get to watch their ideas print and then take them home. Using TinkerCAD, 3D Slash, and our selection of 3D printers (including the Zortax M200 and M200+, and the Prusa i3 MK3) students can bring their ideas to life.


Science

At Laurus, we pride ourselves on making Science fun and accessible for all age groups. These classes give students a chance to master many different techniques and concepts across the different scientific disciplines, so that they can see the world through new eyes.


IchigoJam

In this after school, students will use a computer comprised of an IchigoJam base, a keyboard, and a small monitor to learn BASIC, which is a programming language for beginners. Through textbook tasks and game-making, they will have lots of fun while learning programming. Students will naturally acquire keyboarding skills and other computer skills while making games throughout each level of the course. As they develop more of an understanding of programming, they will learn how to remodel games in ways limited only by their imagination.

Inquiry

Open: WEEKDAY 9:00-17:30