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Junior Engineering

by Dr. Muriel Wallace

$80/child/7 week class. Maximum 16 students. Ages 4-6.


Junior Mechanical Engineering : Toys (first 7 weeks)

The Junior Mechanical Engineering . Toys classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Students explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, and more.

Junior Civil Engineering (last 7 weeks)

The Junior Civil Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of building and construction. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct skyscrapers, bridges, and a home designed to withstand the blows of The Big Bad Wolf!

Electrical and Environmental Engineering

by Dr. Muriel Wallace

$80/child/7 week class. Maximum 16 students. 7 year olds and up.

Electrical Engineering (first 7 weeks)

During the Electrical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic electronics and circuits. Students experiment with Snap Circuits® to discover the capabilities of major electronic components. In addition, students build their own flashlights and explore the world of magnetic energy by building their own Magnetic Levitation vehicle.

Environmental Engineering (second 7 weeks)

During the Environmental Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic solutions related to alternative energy and environmental issues. They learn principles behind crafting efficient wind-powered machines and discover how those machines can be used to help reduce the use of fossil fuels. During the culminating project, students test different materials to discover which ones most effectively clean up after an oil spill.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math of Magic

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JT RABBIT

JT MAGIC CLASS

Event: STEAM of Magic Show and Workshop

Date: April 26, 2013

Time: 9am – 12pm

School of the Mind Members: $30, Non School of the Mind Students: $32

Limited to 10 Students only.

John Tudor of Tudor Magic will be presenting a 30 minute Magic Show followed by a 2 1/2 hour Magic Workshop.  The Workshop will show students the STEAM of Magic, including tricks about perception/visual illusion, action/reaction, science tricks, math based card tricks, etc.  All special materials are provided.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) School Support Program

School of the Minds has been invited to participate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) School Support Program (3SP) of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science.

“STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) School Support Program (3SP)is a pilot effort to develop support strategies for schools that have interest in seeking STEM certification from S2TEM Centers SC and SCCMS. This partnership is designed to test the effectiveness of planning tools and support models for STEM focused schools. For the 2012-13 School Year, S2TEM Centers SC and SCCMS will consider only those schools that are invited to participate and that meet specific eligibility requirements.”

Electrical and Environmental Engineering

by Dr. Muriel Wallace

$150/child/semester. Maximum 16 students. Grades 4-8.

Electrical Engineering (first 8 weeks)

During the Electrical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic electronics and circuits. Students experiment with Snap Circuits® to discover the capabilities of major electronic components. In addition, students build their own flashlights and explore the world of magnetic energy by building their own Magnetic Levitation vehicle.

Environmental Engineering (second 8 weeks)

During the Environmental Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic solutions related to alternative energy and environmental issues. They learn principles behind crafting efficient wind-powered machines and discover how those machines can be used to help reduce the use of fossil fuels. During the culminating project, students test different materials to discover which ones most effectively clean up after an oil spill.

Engineering is Art

by Khaldoune Bencheikh

This will be conducted at Khaldoune’s studio in Irmo.  Minimum 5 students and maximum 10 students.  $240/student/semester for 12 sessions of 2 hours each.  This flat fee includes cost of materials and supplies, as well as the usage of tools and facility of the Art Lab.

 

See a video of Khaldoune explaining his MFA project.

This hands-on course is a historical reconstruction of material and processes of painting, ranging from the Greco-Roman encaustic painting to the Venetian painting and Byzantine mosaics. This creates a bridge between historical painting, an old technology in terms of visual communication and the new digitized media, which is an extension of the past. This course will use computer-manipulated images from the past as subject matter of traditionally rendered paintings. The creation of these digitized reproductions will be given as a homework assignment to bring at the beginning of each project using free photo editing programs that can be found online.

This course will be composed of the following:
The first part consists of the Art Lab to understand the chemistry of paint by manipulating 100% safe, raw materials to make paint, mediums and different binding agents as well as the traditional fabrication and preparation of substrate of paint. The Lab is a valuable opportunity to learn self-sustainability and be free of the burden of commercialized art products.
The second part will be an application of different paint processes and techniques (encaustic, egg tempera, oil painting and mosaics) to render computerized images in the spirit of these traditional mediums of painting. This practice is to provide students with the basic skills of painting as well as an educated eye when confronted with produced images in museums, art galleries, etc.
To nicely conclude the course a field trip to the the Columbia Museum of Art and the Greek Orthodox Church will be planned to put students’ practice and the newly acquired knowledge into a larger perspective.
For images of Khaldoune’s work as a teacher, click here.
NOTE: This course suits the needs of 4th to 8th grade students due to their motor skills and attention span required to accomplish certain tasks. Younger students are always welcome to join, assisted by an adult to respond to their needs.  There will be no classes on the 2nd Fridays of each month (January 11, February 8, March 8 and April 12), so that homeschool families can still attend their Art Lessons at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Spring 2017 Week 11

VERTICAL FARM ENGINEERING

 

We worked so hard on our farms, how are we going to sell our produce?

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

What is TRUTH according to Aristotle?

Having fun playing Truth and Fibs.

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Spring 2017 Week 10

VERTICAL FARM ENGINEERING

Our Vertical Farms

DIY Water Pumps

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

What is friendship? Who is a friend?

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TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC

Responses about 2017 event:

J made it to Tedx this morning and came back after lunch glowing with excitement. He said it was “pretty awesome and extremely interesting” which is high praise from him. We hope to continue to participate if more opportunities arise, and I would be glad to volunteer to help coordinate if this particular one is on next year.  Thank you for bringing this and other wonderful experiences to my children.

It was so good. We were all very impressed. They [the students] definitely want to participate more after seeing it. It was awesome.

Working on giving feedback.

Spring 2017 Week 8 and 9

BIOINSPIRED ENGINEERING

Our Bioinspired Bags for the Photographer in the Jungle,

the Soccer Player,

and the Secret Service Agent.

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Take a look at how the bag works:

How to Build a Water Tower Out of Index Cards and Tape: it must hold 8 oz of water!

Can you guess which structure could hold a cup of water for at least 10 seconds? Watch the video and find out!

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS

with Jamie Ellis of Damsel in Defense: body boundaries, good vs bad secrets, tricky people, bullying, phone/internet safety, and home/gun safety.

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

with Ms. Ellen: what questions do we think about?

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Spring 2017 Week 7

ART

Using pastels to outline and shade landscape scenes

BIOINSPIRED ENGINEERING

Bioluminescence

Engineering a Light Switch for a Spy and Sending Morse Code

 

KINDNESS

Side Effects of Kindness

MANDARIN

to be added

TEDxYouth@Columbia Homeschool Discussions

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