Chess, Tuesdays, 7:50am-8:50am, grades K-6, starts on 10/11, ends on 12/6, skips 11/8, 11/22, make-up 12/13
In Silver Knights Chess clubs, time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the children. State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill.
In Silver Knights Engineering clubs, we'll explore engineering through collaborative, hands-on activities using the Engineering Design Process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve). Each unit is framed by intrepid fictional siblings India and Jacob who travel the world and encounter problems that can be solved with engineering. Our curriculum is adapted from the award-winning Engineering is Elementary team at the Museum of Science in Boston. In the fall club, Rockets and Rovers (Aerospace Engineering) Jacob is at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory learning how to engineer rovers that can be used to explore faraway worlds. Meanwhile, India is learning about the trade-offs and variables involved in making rockets as she blasts off to the International Space Station. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to build rockets and rovers to help India and Jacob explore the planets and moons of our solar system.