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Young Engineers Sydney East, Australia – FAQ

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Q. Are the lessons too long for the children to get bored?

Q. Are the lessons too long for the children to get bored?

Answer. They really don’t. At the start of each lesson they are taught a subject, following which they are eager to get started with the construction in order that they can play with the final product. When the lesson is over, most don’t even realize how much time has passed.

Q. Do the children take the models home?

Q. Do the children take the models home?

A. Unfortunately, the kits used are very expensive and therefore must remain with the instructor, whom will pass them from class to class. Children do however take home what they learn, which includes physics, mathematics and engineering. That being said, you can purchase a Young Engineers Kit for your child which will be in our shelves soon.

Q. How long are the programs and how often do they take place?

Q. How long are the programs and how often do they take place?

A. The LEGO programs are mostly 75 minutes long; The Big builders program are 45. Both take place throughout the year .

Q. Is it possible to attend a trial lesson?

Q. Is it possible to attend a trial lesson?

A. Certainly. Our trial sessions are free of charge. In the case that you decide to continue with the program, you’ll need to pay for the entire program, which includes a charge for the trial lesson .

Q. What happens if a lesson is cancelled due to a holiday?

Q. What happens if a lesson is cancelled due to a holiday?

A. The center can answer this question. In any case, usually the yearly week-per-month average is 4.35, so on months that have 5 weeks we don’t charge more and vice versa  .

Q.Can I sit with my child during class?

Q.Can I sit with my child during class?

A. Staying with your child is not recommended. The goal of the program is for the child to manage by himself/herself, and try to deal with different tasks. Additionally, there is the problem that if you escort your child, every child will want his/her parents there, and this can cause problems for the instructor.

Q. How big are your groups?

Q. How big are your groups?

A. Up to 16 children in a classroom.

Q. Does each child receive a kit?

Q. Does each child receive a kit?

A. Each child or pair receive a kit, depending on the type and complexity of the model constructed. In cases when children work in pairs, each child constructs a different stage and at the end they connect both pieces to one model.

Q. Who are the instructors?

Q. Who are the instructors?

A. We hire instructors that have experience working with children. Each instructor has undertaken a special Young Engineers training course, which includes live field training with experienced instructors .

Q. Are your instructors engineers?

Q. Are your instructors engineers?

A. No. most of our instructors are not engineers. Yet, our instructors are very intelligent and have been qualified on our special training course. Anything children can learn and build our instructors can learn and explain.

Q. Do I need to bring anything to class

Q. Do I need to bring anything to class

A. Only a positive attitude and fun. We provide the rest.

Q. What is the logic in having a 4th grader sit in the same class as a 1st grader?

Q. What is the logic in having a 4th grader sit in the same class as a 1st grader?

A. In the course of Young Engineers enrichment programs, children are exposed to educational materials they do not usually learn in school at their age. Some adults might not even know the principles taught. As such, Young Engineers enrichment programs presents a level theoretical study platform to all. The models come with parts that enables every child to build and invent according to their passions and ability. That being said, there might be a social gap so if a 5th grader attends the Young Engineer program with many 1st graders, we recommend he attend the program with a fellow interested classmate or friend.

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