Open to: Grades 3-5
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required
Course Length: 12 weeks (Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)
Course Code: IEYS
CTY’s Inventions in Engineering introduces young students to the world of inventors and inventions. It begins with a brief historical perspective of engineering and inventions, to help students recognize the inventions they use in their daily lives. Lessons on the scientific process and the fundamentals of engineering prepare students to complete the independent projects which are central to the course. Students use online forums to discuss their projects and learn how other students use the same materials to achieve different results. Students keep an “Idea Log,” a diary of ideas they will use as they complete their final project and presentation. The themes of problem solving and creativity are fostered throughout the course. This course does not have any synchronous class meetings, but students may schedule one-on-one virtual meetings directly with the instructor to answer questions or concerns.
Videos from YouTube or other web providers may be present in this course. Video recommendations or links provided at end of videos are generated by the video host provider and are not CTY recommendations.
This course requires the purchase of a Materials Kit and several common household items found in this Materials List. Please review the materials requirements before enrolling in the course and make sure to have all materials before the course begins.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom which can be used for instructor-student communication if the student has any questions about the course or curriculum. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch any recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
Students must use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill PDFs in this course. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free.