Paperfolding for Engineering
This class will start with the basics of paperfolding and move through a series of paperfolding projects to improve fine motor skills, visual motor integration, 3D spatial manipulation, and the ability to understand and follow multi-step directions. Once the students have developed a basic ability, we will use paper while following the engineering design process to build and improve projects.
Why paperfolding? While the educational benefits of paperfolding and origami have been appreciated for centuries, recently, engineers and scientists have used the art to advance science and engineering in many fields. This video from NASA highlights some of the new technology developed using paperfolding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly3hMBD4h5E
Thursdays 2:05-3:05 pm EDT
Tuition and Fees
School Year Tuition $650
Preparatory Academy Students do not need to register separately for these classes. All students have the appropriate classes, hardware, materials, software access, and much more included in the yearly tuition. All Preparatory Academy students will have access to the group tutoring sessions as well as regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with subject specialists. These classes are designed for homeschool students who would like to join us for a class or a few classes. Every student who is registered for any class may join us for clubs, family excursions, and special events. Fees may apply.