Kids

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Youth in Regular Classes at TechShop

All young innovators from 8 years onwards are welcome to TechShop's regular classes. Please see our policies and procedures for Minors & Shop Access for more information.

 

Youth Only Programs at TechShop

TechShop's Youth Only Program provides you supervised multi-day camps during holidays and single classes throughout the year. Your young ones will engage in a continuous learning curve passing through various levels and subjects in the following class categories:

 

STEAM

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is a hands-on multidisciplinary educational program, where students learn science and apply it to solve practical engineering challenges in an innovative and creative approach! “STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation”.

Our STEAM program aims at encouraging students to develop inquiry, critical thinking, collaboration, planning and problem-solving techniques. Our approach is project-based, always involving and connecting two or more standards from different knowledge areas at a time.

In addition to the theory behind each exercise, dedicated sessions will focus on boosting hand tooling capabilities, TechShop’s STEAM room is equipped with a workstation for each student providing soldering irons, screwdrivers, vice, measurement tool, and many more. In addition to the workstations, students have access to a drill press, hand drill, scroll saw, hot glue gun, etc. under direct supervision of a teacher. Students can experience and understand technical phenomena in self-conducted and exciting experiments. In addition, the acquired knowledge is also translated into real products through manual DIY work.

 

Design & Build

D&B or Design and Build, is a very popular and unique hands-on educational program, a dynamic and non-linear approach to design thinking driven by the notion of making, materiality, prototyping and innovation. It’s an alternative to the conventional desk based and medium driven design process and the pure technical, industrial making process.

The program focuses on extending and harnessing kids’ skills, design abilities, problem solving techniques, team work and collaboration, the engagement of feedback and evaluation loops in project development, decision making, understanding materials physical properties, possibilities and limitations, estimating cost, planning, execution and documentation.

TechShop is equipped with a workstation for each student and access to various machines and tools within one facility, this will accelerate the learning and making experience. Under the supervision of a team of experts, kids can experience and understand technical phenomena in self-conducted and exciting experiments. In addition, the acquired knowledge is also translated into real products through manual DIY work.

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The Robotics program is run in partnership with Creative Robotics, UAE and is an interactive program designed to unleash the kids creativity, have fun and compete with robots in a hands-on collaborative environment.

Whether assembled or fabricated, kids will get an opportunity to understand and put together the different systems that make a robot, using assembly guidelines and by using the various machines available within our facility to fabricate the parts.  

Participants work in teams to Design and build a robot. The robot is then programmed for the mission of the day. Participants will have to modify their robot on top of the existing design to fit the theme, and to adjust the code to make it more functional and add a creative element to it.