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Hexbug Mazes w/ Ola (Grades K-1)

in: Virtual on: Thursday
meets: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
time: 4:00-5:00

What’s a hexbug? Hexbugs are small robotic toys that use the physics of vibration to move. Come build mazes, habitats, and racetracks that hexbugs can travel from start to finish without human help.

Students will discover what makes a hexbug move and investigate friction and inclines. We’ll develop our mazes to include ramps, tunnels, and turnstiles using simple materials such as cardboard, cups, and straws. We’ll share our creations with our friends every week to learn from each other and give constructive feedback.
We will also read books about engineers and architects to inspire us to keep improving our creations.

Note: Hexbug nanos are powered by LR44 batteries. The battery that comes with the hexbug should last for the duration of the class, but may run down with frequent use. If replacing the battery, you will need a small screwdriver to open up the bottom and replace the battery.

This class is designed for students in grades K-1.

*Workshop materials are included with purchase and will be made available for pick up (see below)

Material Pick Up Location and Times

Burbank Elementary at parking lot door (266 School Street, Belmont)

January 8th, 3:30-5PM

Please call 781-296-2471 with questions!

PLEASE NOTE! If your child is enrolled in 20-21 After School, virtual workshops are free!

When checking out, select “Yes” for the question “Does your child currently attend After School?” to receive the discounted price.

Due to restrictions of our registration system, a $1 fee must be collected when signing up. The $1 will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience!