Elementary and Middle School Summer Classes/Camps

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Youth Programs is happy to announce we will had a successful summer 2014 with our  Middle School and Elementary student summer classes! These  'half-day' camp experiences allowed kids to explore concepts within science, technology, engineering and mathematics all while having fun. Browse our class options below to see what exciting, hands-on program is the right fit for you! Click here to view pictures from this summer!

Gears and Gadgets 1™
Grades 1-3

Great hands-on learning and building. Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our LEGO® kits.
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Gears and Gadgets 2™
Grades 1-3

Students will build projects of slightly higher complexity using gears and motors from our unique LEGO® kits. A must for students who enjoyed Gears and Gadgets™ 1 (though GG1 is not required).
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Vehicle Brick Building™ (VBB)
Grades 4-8

During this exciting class students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our unique LEGO® kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more!
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Video Game Making™ (VGM)
Grades 4-8

This class will teach students how to design and modify their own arcade style video games. They will learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their game. Then they will increase the difficulty level and add more features. Also youth will learn how to design their own versions of Pac Man and several other games. Students will participate in this class at school using their computer lab.
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Pullback Car Frenzy™ 
Grades K-3

Students will build projects of slightly higher complexity using gears and motors from our unique LEGO® kits. A must for students who enjoyed Jr. Engineering 1 (though JE1 is not required).
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Pullback Car Frenzy™
Grades 4-5

Students will build projects of slightly higher complexity using gears and motors from our unique LEGO® kits. A must for students who enjoyed Jr. Engineering 1 (though JE1 is not required).
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NASA: Imagine It, Explore It, Do It!
Grades 4-6

Students learn about the wonders of space and space travel in a five day series of fun, hands-on activities.
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Note: similar programs take place every year -- be sure to bookmark or periodically visit "www.sdsmt.edu/learn"  to see what's offered for kids in our community.  To get on our mailing list, email Youth Programs.

***Note: If registering for more than one camp, please click here to register for 2nd or 3rd camp.

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For the latest information, please contact Youth Programs at:
(605) 394-2693
youthprograms@sdsmt.edu