STEM Academy
Block Programming

Primary (Grade 1-5)

We provide programming classes using Lego® WeDo 2.0. This includes 25 projects including engineering and life, physical, earth, and space sciences. Students will learn to identify the problems, think of solutions, and test their ideas and analyze results.

Course Regular course Advanced course
Number of students Maximum: 10 students
Lesson time 120 minutes 90 minutes
Language English
Materials -STEM Lesson: LEGO® WeDo 2.0, iPad
-English Lesson: Online text and Original print text
Things to bring Stationary, indoor shoes, and water bottle
Lesson contents - English Lesson: ESL After School Advanced class (1 hour)
*Topic related with STEM lesson
- ESL and associated project activities (0.5 hour)
*Topic related with STEM lesson
- STEM Lesson: Programming lesson using LEGO® WeDo 2.0 (1 hour) - STEM Lesson: Programming lesson using LEGO® WeDo 2.0 (1 hour)
Fee Entrance Fee ¥20,000
Annual fee ¥18,000/year
Material fee 【New member】30,200yen / year,【Member】4,000yen / year
Rental device ¥550/month
Tuition ¥23,000/month
Location Takanawa, Aoyama, Shirokanedai, Den-en-chofu, Musashi-Shinjo, Musashi-Kosugi Shirokanedai, Primary

 Projects

Guided Projects

Science

Computational Thinking

● 8 Projects ● 4 Projects

How to work on the projects

On these projects, students will work in three stages: Explore, Create, and Share

(1)Explore

After watching short videos, students will have a discussion to develop a deeper understanding of the topic.

(2)Create

In the guided projects students will follow the instructions as they build their model and program it. They will then modify it as they like.

(3)Share

Depending on the students' level, they will make reports with pictures and movies using the app or give a presentation in front of the class.

Open projects

Science

Computational Thinking

● 8 Projects ● 4 Projects

How to work on the projects

In these projects students will work on the following stages.

(1)Defining the Problem

They will think about the given topic and define the problems that need to be solved.

(2)Planning

They will think about different solutions and choose the one which they plan on following.

(3)Trying

They will use icon-based programming in order to activate their model and they will try and see if their solution will work out.

(4)Modifying

They will evaluate their own model and the program to decide if they need to modify it.

(5)Communicating

Each student will explain their work and showcase their final model.

"Computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can effectively be carried out by an information-processing agent."
(Jeannette Wing, 2011)

 Lesson contents of each course

Regular Advanced
  • Getting Started × 2 Lessons
  • Science
    • Guided Projects × 8 Projects
    • Open Projects × 1 Project
  • Computational Thinking
    • Guided Projects × 2 Projects
    • Open Projects × 1 Project
  • Getting Started × 1 Lesson
  • Science
    • Open Projects × 7 Projects
  • Computational Thinking
    • Guided Projects × 2 Projects
    • Open Projects × 3 Projects

 Timetable

Regular Advanced Activities Details
:00-:05
(5 min)
:00-:05
(5 min)
English Review / Homework check Homework check and review of the previous week.
:05-:15
(10 min)
:05-:10
(5 min)
Speaking & Listening They are going to discuss this week's topic using online materials.
:15-:35
(20 min)
:10-:25
(15 min)
Experiment Now it's time for experiments!
:35-:55
(20 min)
:25-:30
(5 min)
Activity & Discussion They will work on an activity with their classmates. Homework notice.
:55-1:00
(5 min)
:30-:35
(5 min)
Break Drink and bathroom break
1:00-1:05
(5 min)
:35-:40
(5 min)
STEM
(Create)
Review/Introduction Review of the previous week and introduction to today's lesson.
1:05-1:30
(25 min)
:40-1:00
(20 min)
Create They build a LEGO® model with the blocks.
1:30-1:45
(15 min)
1:00-1:15
(15 min)
Program Let's activate the model by programming it with the App!
1:45-1:55
(10 min)
1:15-1:25
(10 min)
Modify Once they have made the model and programmed it as guided,now they will modify it as they like.
1:55-2:00
(5 min)
1:25-1:30
(5 min)
Pack up The blocks are to be stored in designated sections of the box.

 Schedule

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
No lesson 【Regular】
16:00-18:00
@Takanawa
@Musashi-kosugi

【Advanced】
16:00-17:30
@Shirokanedai
【Regular】
16:00-18:00
@Aoyama

【Advanced】
16:00-17:30
@Primary (Mita)
No lesson 【Regular】
16:00-18:00
@Musashi-shinjo
@Den-en-chofu
@Shirokanedai

Inquiry

Open: WEEKDAY 9:00-17:30