6 - 7 yrs
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 29, 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Students will use the beloved and popular Minecraft platform as a gateway to learning about the properties of electricity. In Minecraft, they will design machines that use pistons, levers, buttons, traps, and combination locks. They do this by using the game’s version of circuitry (called “Redstone”) to power buildings with floors, walls, and doors that open and close. Afterward, they move on to wiring electrical projects such as an alarm box that goes off when opened to an LED magical wand. Students learn complex principles of circuitry while having fun.
Our STEM Education Difference:
Our core educational philosophy centers around an intimate interaction with our students. Because we know that each child learns differently and at their own pace, our 'mentors' assess and monitor your child's skill level; each class they take is matched with their skill and interests. Our curriculum and mentors focus on mastering current skills then challenge each student to get to a higher level.
Regardless of which class they take, or how many times they have taken it, our students do not repeat previous projects - they are always challenged and when they are ready they work on a new and interesting assignment.
Please remember that Robofun requires students to be provided with all utensils, water bottles, snacks and lunch for their snack and lunch times. Also, please provide sunscreen in advance for sunny days when we will go to the park at lunch time.
Other Things To Know
Cancellation for onsite Robofun Programs must be made within 1 week pf the program date to receive a full refund, less a twelve percent processing fee. There are no refunds for programs cancelled less than 1 week prior to the start date.
Reviews for Robofun
4.7 out of 5
Based on 52 provider ratings
Nov 12, 2021
It started on time. Activity was okay, just more beginner than anticipated.
1:1 lesson with monotone, unsmiling, autopilot instructor was unbearable Need people who have fun teaching 6/7s Fun-free and impassive, we quit after 45 minutes, I made up an excuse and said my nephew wasn’t feeling well All black background for a 10:30 with a 7y/o comes off intimidating Have parents pre-register for Scratch rather than during class Terms like X and Y coordinates are foreign to 6/7s Breaks every 20mins are ideal for this age group.
Aug 20, 2021
Angelica says it was fun and the instructor did a great job helping her do coding better and always talked about what she did right and how to do things better.
Aug 19, 2021
Jordan is a great instructor. He is knowledgeable and patient, and is guiding my son through Minecraft Creative mode while teaching him about electricity and circuitry. My son loves the class so much that we are taking it again in two weeks!
Online Minecraft for Grades 1-2
Location: Virtual Classroom | Instructor: Jordan VanderBeek
Aug 11, 2021
Thoughtful nice staff and the kids love their time.
Lego Mindstorms Robotics for 3rd-6th Grade
Location: Robofun | Instructor: Allie
Aug 10, 2021
Charlie loved building something new each day. The teacher was patient and knowledgeable and each day he left saying "Today we had fun!" The staff was awesome and kind, also very good about covid protocols.
Nothing to improve on the kids' experience end. He loves it so much.
Junior Robotics for 1st-2nd Grade
Location: Robofun Big Room | Instructor: Takema Fuller
2672 Broadway, Loft A, New York, NY 10025
RoboFun offers dynamic workshops for children using cutting edge technologies. Children ages 3 – 12 (Pre-K to 6th grade) come to our studio on 102nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan to build and program robots, design and construct video games and make stop-motion animations. Your child will learn about engineering, coding, and creative thinking. Our work is based on children’s innate passion and curiosity and our workshops allow children to become makers and designers. We run creative after-school programs and train teachers in over 100 schools in the New York City area.