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Story Magic: Engineering | Camp Galileo Anywhere Online Classes

Story Magic: Engineering

Age: 1st grade (in 2020-21 school year)

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20

"This was a fun and interactive class. My son enjoyed the story and it was nice that he got to feel part of it by creating something. The kids all had a chance to speak and share their thoughts. My son enjoyed it very much!"
-Anahit, Arcadia, CA

What You'll Do

Build the foundation for magical story full of witches, wizards and wondrous contraptions. Listen along to an original tale about the search for an enchanted crystal. Learn paper construction techniques as you fashion your story’s fearless hero. When that hero encounters challenges along the way, BE DETERMINED by engineering a series of hands-on projects—a bridge, wings and a catapult—to help complete the quest and arrive at happily ever after.

Story illustrations by David Revoy ©2020, licensed under CC BY 3.0

What You'll Need

  • 5 sheets of standard-size white paper
  • Tape (any type)
  • Scissors
  • 1 set of markers (colored pencils or crayons won’t work as well)
  • 2 books or other flat objects at least 0.5″ thick
  • 1 flat-handled wooden cooking utensil, large flat-handled spoon or paint stir stick
  • 1 regular thin rubber band (not a thick broccoli band)
  • Computer or tablet with speaker and camera Internet access Zoom application installed
    • Signed in with your child’s name
    • Unmuted (the instructor will manage class muting/unmuting)

What You'll Take Away arrow

Paper constructions techniques The skills to be determined and persevere until you reach your goal A sturdy bridge, paper wings and a catapult-style launcher inspired by a magical story.

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