Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves. They need dreamers. Problem solvers. Tinkers ... In other words, engineers! And that’s why we created Engineering. At Sylvan Learning of Johnston & Des Moines, we want to help your child discover the amazing world of engineering.
In Engineering, your child will take on fun, hands-on challenges, such as building simple machines or designing amazing bridges. Every session has a creative theme to inspire the kids as they experiment with important STEM concepts.
Whether you’ve got a future engineer, architect or mechanic in your midst, we offer several engineering programs for elementary and middle school-aged students to get young minds racing!
How engineering classes at Sylvan Learning of Johnston & Des Moines work
Every minute is packed with fun!
Your child and a buddy will work on a new project in each class — either building a cool machine with LEGO® bricks or constructing one of the world’s seven bridge types with K’NEX® pieces. Using both their hands and their minds, the kids will investigate important science, engineering and architectural concepts.
Best of all, your child will think like a real engineer: building a machine or structure, testing it, taking it apart, and then redesigning it to come up with a better solution.
The kids get so involved in their projects they don’t even realize they’re learning essential STEM and problem-solving skills.
At the end of each engineering class, your child will complete a wrap-up activity to reinforce the concepts he or she learned. You’re welcome to use it to continue the STEM conversation at home. Don’t be surprised if you hear all about the machines or bridges during the car ride home. These projects are cool!