Snapology of Hopedale is locally owned and operated here in Massachusetts. Part of the global Snapology business, we are dedicated to providing an opportunity for children to engage in “playful learning” activities that will stimulate their creativity and spark an interest in learning. Snapology classed guide children through hand on activities using things they already love: LEGO® bricks, Robotics, K’Nex, and other technology. Kids have so much fun in our classes and camps they don’t even realize they’re learning!
Young students build fun and simple models using DUPLO® blocks. By playing with and manipulating the models, they experience pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Classes include free-building time to promote creativity.
Creature Creator Robotics:
In Snapology's Creature Creator Robotics class, your animal lover will create their own animal inspired robotic models. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and programming as they build insects, dolphins, gorillas, and much more. Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn, and play.
Children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building drills and magic wands, or discovering ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters and robotic dogs, your child is sure to have a great time.
Castles, Kingdoms and Wizards:
Who wouldn’t want to escape and play in the world of magic, fairytales, and royalty? In
Snapology’sCastles, Kingdoms, and Wizards program, students will have the opportunity to use LEGO® bricks to design their medieval fantasies while also bringing the real history to life! Yes, your student will do more than just build with LEGO® bricks, they will build their historical understanding of the unique elements that make the medieval time period such a fascinating point in human history.
Hurry, your team has 60 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete an assigned task to ultimately unlock the door to escape Snapology! The team that escapes the fastest is given ultimate bragging rights...until their record is beaten by a new team! In Escape Snapology, students will play various escape games using their budding S.T.E.A.M. skills; in our longer programs, students will have the chance to design and implement their own escape games!
Game Bot Robotics:
Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating robotic games each week while learning about robotics. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming, and pulleys as they create fun to play games with the LEGO® WeDo 2.0 robots and Bluetooth tablets. Whether creating pinball machine, duck hunt or a ring toss game, your child is sure to have fun building, learning, and playing.
Create amazing movies with stop motion animation using LEGO® bricks. Children will work in teams to produce their very own movie complete with dialogue and sound effects. Movies are uploaded to a secure site for family and friends to see how cool they are!
In Snapology's Robot Olympics, students will build and program robots to compete in sports themed challenges. Your child will learn both mechanical and computer programming concepts as they create robots that run races, play hockey, and much more. Students will work in groups, using LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 technology, to complete challenges. Your child is sure to have fun as they build, learn, and play.