Fuel your child’s 
passion
for
making.

Craft projects and worksheets only go so far in developing our budding engineers. And sometimes, additional expertise is required to help our kids gain a deeper understanding of topics that interest them.

2017-18 Modules 

MCSD K-4

Tuesdays
Sept 12 – Oct 3
Nov 7 – 28
Jan 9-30
Mar 6 – 27

MCSD 5-8

Tuesdays
Oct 10 – 31
Dec 5 – Jan 2
Feb 6 – 27
Apr 10 – May 1

NLS 1-4

Wednesdays
Sept 13 – Oct 4
Nov 15 – Dec 13
Jan 31 – Feb 21
Apr 11 – May 2


See additional module information below.

At Tinker Dynamics, we blend our technical minds with our educator hearts to provide a collaborative learning environment so that your child experiences the joy of discovery and the fun of creating cool engineering projects.

Our Team

Our professional educators, engineers and designers foster creativity, encourage risk taking, boost confidence and share your kiddo’s love of learning through hands-on building.

Class Info

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Girls and boys solve problems differently. We celebrate that difference and create a learning environment where every child can take risks, be creative, and foster a love of science, engineering, design, and making.

Tinker Dynamics modules are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Engineering Design. Our educators differentiate module STEM activities and Tinker Time opportunities to engage learners at multiple levels along the NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea Learning Progression.

Our Merton sections are after school until 5:30.

We’ll walk from the Primary School to the upper level of the Intermediate School for tinkering classes.  Parents can meet students in the Intermediate Commons.

 

Our North Lake sections are after school until 3:40.

Meet in Room 105.
We anticipating needing 1 parent volunteer to assist during class pending registration numbers.    Contact us for more info. 

  • Make a circuit to light up a pumpkin using LEDs and a microcontroller.
    Oct 10, 17, 24, 31

  • Investigate what is contaminating the water.  Be the first to solve the mystery and make a filtration system to save the wildlife.
    Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2

  • Design and build a prosthetic arm to help people do things they love.
    Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

  • Help build the first human settlement on Mars by creating a vehicle to roam the Martian surface and transport water.
    Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1

  • conductivepaint
  • microcontrollers
  • astronomy
  • h2ocontamination
  • Use Newton’s Laws of Motion to land astronauts on dwarf planet Ceres. Experiment with rocket launch, thrust, and trajectory.  Build and test a lander while experiencing the engineering process.
    Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4

  • Use Ohm’s Law to design circuits and learn to draw schematics. Experiment with motors, LEDs, and microcontrollers.
    Nov 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

  • Use concepts like scale, repetition, and proportion to explore the environment around us. Experiment with order, building materials, and visual thinking. Build and present a scale model while experiencing the engineering process.
    Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21

  • Use concepts like shape, balance, and value to explore elements of design.  Experiment with positive and negative space, typography, and color theory.  Collaborate to design + silk screen a t-shirt.
    Apr 11, 18, 25, May 2

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  • tinker dynamics graphic design

Scholarship information available for families enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program.

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MCSD modules will be held at Merton Intermediate School.
NLS modules will be held at North Lake School.


 

FAQs

  • Our first sessions were for our younger friends, but we heard you asking, and we are excited to have 5-8 sessions at Merton for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15. We’ll walk from Merton Primary to Merton Intermediate.  OR Wednesdays at North Lake School. Room info TBA. 

  • We hope to offer “STEM Day” activities that your school, PTO, or scout group could use to host a local event. All the materials and instructions come in the box.  All you’d need are some volunteers to run the stations. Then invite all your friends for plenty of tinkering fun!

  • Please let us know! We’d like to work with your family so your child can focus, understand the activity, and have fun making.

  • Girls and boys solve problems differently. We celebrate that difference and create a learning environment where every child can take risks, be creative, and foster a love of science, engineering, design, and making.  

    At Merton, there’s a section for girls and a section for boys that run at the same time.  Our team will be working with all the kids on a rotating basis so they get some consistency, but also a chance to work with both male and female role models.

  • Yes, no problem!  This just happens to be our community, so we’re starting here, but we welcome families from other schools.  Look for sessions at Merton and at North Lake School.

  • THANK YOU for being so excited about our project. We are expecting to need a parent or two to assist during each session. We appreciate your offers and will be in touch.

  • No problem – Our best pricing is for the combo packs, however, feel free to choose the modules that work for your schedule and interest.

  • Scholarship information available for families enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program.  When you add two or more of the same module to your cart, you should see a discount at checkout.

  • Pick and choose the modules that interest you and fit in your schedule, or  save with the multi class combo pack.   Register here.  

  • Absolutely!  Download an editable pdf  CERTIFICATE yourself, or let us know at checkout and we’ll make sure your special student knows about your fantastic gift!  Be sure to save it to your desktop first before you fill it out. We’ll need the child’s parent to sign a permission slip, but we can help you with all the final details.

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