October 14, 2015

Copernicus Academy helped kids build their very first simple robot at the Mueller Farmers Market this weekend!  Kids enthusiastically talked about the basics of engineering and technology and then dove right into the challenge.  They provided the brain power and Copernicus Academy provided the raw materials.


Kids learned about what it means to complete an electrical circuit and about power charges while engineering their robot prototypes with the goal of creating a drawing machine. 


12,000 RPM motors, AA batteries and lots of wire, combined with...

September 16, 2015

Introducing kids to physics can start as early as we begin to experiment with the concepts!  How about talking about energy transfer and kinetic energy while designing, constructing and experimenting with a homemade mousetrap car?!


Copernicus Academy brought a little bit of physics to the Mueller Farmers Market on Sunday with this very activity!  Kids built their own mousetrap cars and then raced them to their hearts’ delight towards oncoming pedestrians.  Other kids experienced the opportunity to troubleshoot their designs and asked questions about why some parts...

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