Quantum Kidz Virtual STEAM LEGO®® Club
The Quantum Kidz Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club is the online version of our popular Clubs that we have been providing in Ontario schools since 2012.
The Clubs encourage young builders ages 6 to 14 to boldly go in the direction of their unique creativity and imagination while discovering and exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).
Courtesy of UofT, this camp video exhibits the fun, interactive and educational Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club that we offer for our young builders.
Now STEAM LEGO® Clubs are on line—which means your young LEGO® enthusiast can enjoy the experience and benefits of these exciting and socially-engaging workshops wherever you are.
Each Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club is a five-week series of two-hour, age-appropriate workshops presented each week.
In each workshop, your child will be introduced to a STEAM concept and will build one of our 35 themed STEAM LEGO® projects designed to spark curiosity and interest in the various STEAM disciplines.
Each week your child’s creativity and imagination will be transported to places such as wonders of the ocean floor, space stations, pyramids, and castles and towers, past and future innovations, money and commerce, rural life and urban development, Shakespeare plays and storytelling, and more.
Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club will give your child a hands-on opportunity to strengthen their knowledge base in STEAM disciplines while nurturing their confidence and skills in the creative process, problem solving, innovation, critical thinking, and presenting.
All you need for your child to get started is an internet connection, a computer or notebook with camera and microphone, and your own collection of basic LEGO® pieces.
“I spoke with other mothers whose kids attended Lego Club and they all loved it and would like to sign up their kids for another session. I hope you’d be able to organize it for us, thanks.”
“My 8-year-old daughter is doing her second session with you and I just wanted to say that she loves it! Her Lego Facilitator engages her so much with building and having fun that Lindsey comes home with a great big smile on her face. Keep up the good work!"
What does the Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club experience look like?On the designated day and time each week, your child will log into Zoom. We chose Zoom because it is user friendly. Mr. LEGO® welcomes the builders and then using visual aids, he teaches age-appropriate science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts that exist in the real world. After the lesson, the young builders build a structure that characterizes something that caught their interest and imagination. The Club closes with each builder sharing their builds with the group. Each builder is acknowledged for their ingenuity and creativity with a group LEGO® Clap (applause).
How much and what kind of LEGO® pieces do we need?You will need enough basic LEGO® bricks to keep your child busy for the build, generally for 1 hour 15 minutes. In addition, LEGO® plates of any size are helpful. And if you have curved/arch pieces, wheels and axles, mini figures, etc., they could be used but they are not necessary. The lessons have been created so that no special pieces are needed.
Do I have to be involved during the Club?Not at all! Our Clubs are designed to be a safe and interactive virtual experience that your child can participate in independently. We’ve noticed that many parents use the two hours as an opportunity to take time for themselves. However, if you prefer to be close by during the workshop, you are of course welcome to listen in, and even help with the build! We do ask parents to respect the sound sensitivity of Zoom and remember that ringing phones, conversations and certain household activities can be heard by all builders. Please note your young builders may need your assistance with gathering up their LEGO® pieces before start time so that everything is close at hand to build their structures. They may also need your help to log into Zoom.
What if I want to build with my child?We always encourage families to learn and play together. We just ask that parents who want to build with their children do so off screen. This allows your child to engage with their peers on-line.
What if all my children want to participate?This is perfect, absolutely! All of your children ages 6-14 are welcome in Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club. Please register all of your children in your household who will be part of the Club.
What if my child does not take to the online club?Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club is risk free. We realize that not all children enjoy the online experience. If it’s not working out for your child, notify us before the second workshop and we will refund the Club fee.
Where do I start?If you have any remaining questions about Virtual STEAM LEGO® Club, you can contact us here. Otherwise, we suggest you register as soon as you can. Enrolments are limited to 15 builders per workshop to ensure that everyone can enjoy a high quality experience. Then, once your registration is processed, you will receive an email with your Zoom ID and password. We suggest that you download the Zoom app and become familiar with the basic features prior to the first camp session.