Fall/Winter course FAQ
- When are the classes held?
- Classes are on Tuesday/Thursdays depending on your school. Reference above information for term and schools. Classes are held from 2:30-3;30PM. Kids assemble with the teacher and then go to instructional area.
- Is there a Lab with the class?
- Yes, labs are on either Tuesday/Thursday for your respective schools (reference information above) from 5:30-7PM in the same room as the instruction.
- Where am I supposed to pick up my child?
- Teachers will instruct parents on pickup times and location at the first class.
- What happens if there is event on class or lab day?
- Teachers have the email of the parent and will let them know if there are changes and what those changes will be.
- I registered my child and we are unable to attend the courses, now what?
- You have up to one week to request a refund and cancel the class.
- What is my child going to learn?
- They will have instructional course work during the class hour and then lab time where they will build and create objects and robots to perform tasks.
- How many classes are there?
- There are 5 classes and 5 labs. At the end of the session there will be an event for everyone to attend.
- Does my child need to take Lego Engineering I or Lego Robotics I to take the second courses?
- The answer is no, although having taken the previous classes will provide an advantage in coming up to speed.
- What happens if I have more questions that are not answered here?
- Send email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- I tried to register but is not letting my order go through.
- There are only 12 slots for each class so they could fill up. If you are unable to sign up please send email to email@example.com to check for availability.
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• Rectangular shapes are not rigid
• Rectangular shapes can be strengthened (by adding a cross-brace) to make them rigid.
• Pushing (compression) forces and pulling (tension) forces act on shapes differently.
• The fulcrum, the effort, and the load can be arranged to increase force or to decrease movement.
• To raise a load with the least effort, the load is as close to the fulcrum as possible and the effort is as far from the fulcrum as possible.
• Belts turn pulleys in the same direction.
• Crossed belts make pulleys turn in the opposite direction.
• A small pulley and belt make a large pulley turn slowly
• A large pulley and belt make a small pulley turn faster.
• Meshed gears turn in opposite directions
• A large gear turns a small gear faster
• A small gear turns a large gear slowly.