Monthly Archives: October 2012
This wow it works program for kids is also about center of mass (Gravity) .
Here we have photographs of a bird and also a dragonfly in equilibrium . The bird is something that we bought when we were in Australia in 2002 while the balanced dragonfly , which is made of bamboo is from ZhangJiaJie , China , during one of our holidays in 2011 . We are not sure if these are available locally in Singapore , but you can made them yourself using cardboard . Noticed the similarities between the 2 creatures !!
The “wow it works” gravity robot was inspired by the book , titled “Robotics” written by Kathy Ceceri . There are about 20 robotic projects in this book . The book is meant for kids age 9 to 12 years old . It is an excellent book to introduce kids to the world of robotics . The only problem is that we can’t find the book in Singapore , except buying one on-line . Luckily after a few calls to the regular bookstores in Singapore , there is only ONE available at Kinokuniya at Orchard . So we picked up the ONE and only copy ( oops .. sorry folks , you have to wait for them to replenish unless you buy it on-line )
The Wow it Works program is an enrichment program for kids . The Wow it works program is NOT an ordinary enrichment program that you find locally in Singapore . It is more than just a Science enrichment program .
Kids are naturally curious . They love to take things apart and to find out how things work . As they are growing up , they want to learn more about the world around them – the mysterious sun that goes hiding at night , the wind that they cannot see but can feel as she blows on the face , the airplanes that are so huge and yet can fly . They are so magical but yet , amazing and fascinating to our kids .
Wow it works | Help kids discover
The WOW it WORKS program is specially tailored to help kids learn about the world around them and to encourage them to discover how things work . The process of learning is to really getting the kids to apply what they have learned by designing and building models so that they can physically see and experience what works and what did not work (and why) . The wow it works program gives kids the opportunity to design , construct and think , with guidance from the trainers .
Wow it works | What is the program about ?
In Summary , the Wow It WORKS program is about
- having fun . Infact lots of fun
- Letting kids learn through the process of discovery how things work
- Applying what they have learned by designing and building useful models
- Gives kids the opportunity to design , construct and think
- Design and build models that actually works
- allowing kids to play with their own built models and other kids
- interacting and socializing with others in teams
Wow it works | Why this title ?
We specifically choose “wow it works” as a title as it has the following meaning . The “Wow” signify excitement in kids . Its a strong feeling of expression . Amazement . The “It Works” simply means the design and construction of physical models by kids that actually works . The entire process of eventually trying something and getting a physical model to work helps to
- bring a sense of accomplishment
- build self confidence
- show others that they (kids) “can do it” too
- Demonstrate “mastery”
- physically SEE and BELIEVE in their own abilities of what they (kids) can do
For us as teachers , trainers and course developer , that smile on kids faces brings a lot of joy , not just for the kids , but us as well . So contact us to find out more about the wow it works program