Manhasset students in Club M.A.X. (Manhasset Afterschool Xperience) are participating in hands-on learning this summer.
Students recently worked with Snapology, an organization that offers year-round programs focused on STEM and STEAM concepts, to learn about robotics and programming. Kindergarten through second grade students in Club M.A.X. created their own alligator-inspired robots using Legos. The lesson focused on motion sensors, which were incorporated into each alligator. Using a laptop, the young learners were given step-by-step instructions on how to build their alligator and program the motion sensors to make their creations move. Third through sixth graders in the summer program participated in a similar project, creating dolphin robotic models that moved with wheels and axles.
The Club M.A.X. summer program is held at Shelter Rock School and provides a safe environment for students, where they can continue to learn and grow after the school year. Participants take part in a number of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, music, STEM projects and outdoor events.
—Submitted by the Manhasset School District