a youth STEM club created by professional educators, engineers + designers

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.

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2018-19 MODULES

MCSD K-3

Tuesdays

Sept 18 - Oct 9

Nov 13 - Dec 4

Feb 5 - 26

Apr 9 - 30

MCSD 4-6

Tuesdays

Oct 16 - Nov 6

Jan 8 - 29

Mar 5 - Apr 2

NLS 1-4

Wednesdays

Sept 12 - Oct 3

Nov 28 - Dec 19

Feb 13 - Mar 6

May  1 - 22

Stone Bank 1-4

Wednesdays

Oct 10 - Nov 14

Jan 2 - Feb 6

Mar 13 - Apr 24

Richmond 1-4

Tuesdays

Oct 16 - Nov 6

Jan 8 - 29

Mar 5 - Apr 2

At Tinker Dynamics, we blend our techincal 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 eningeering 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

| explore. observe. make. think. challenge. |

We 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 opportunities to engage learners at multiple levels along the NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea Learning Progression.

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

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We are excited to have 5th and 6th graders included in sessions at Merton for the 2018-19 school year and kids from other schools are welcome to attend!  We've found the 7th-8th graders tend to have some of these topics incorporated in their other class work and it isn't as new and exciting to them. However, we have included kids outside the "geared toward" age range by parent request before, so please talk to us about your situation.

Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30pm at Merton -  For the younger kids, we’ll walk together from Merton Primary front office to Merton Intermediate room 216 + 218. Older kids meet over at the Intermediate School. (Programming class only is in the computer room off the library on the main level).  Pickup is in the commons at the Intermediate School main entrance.
Tuesdays after school until 4:35pm at Richmond room 139. Pickup is at room 139.
Wednesdays after school until 3:40pm at North Lake School room 106. Pickup is at room 106.
Wednesdays after school until 3:30pm at Stone Bank STEM lab. Pickup is at the STEM lab.

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 at any of the locations. Look for sessions at Merton, North Lake, Stone Bank and Richmond schools.

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 modules 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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