FULL SCALE PRODUCTIONS:
A more traditional youth drama experience, Full Scale Production programs are unique in that ALL interested youth participate. Enrolled youth audition for placement, and everyone gets a part. Performers rehearse from a script and perform complete with lights, sound, costumes, etc. Program meets for a minimum of twice a week for 10 weeks and requires a minimum of 13 youth.
(Grades K -1) Our youngest friends learn and play in this program that incorporates music and drama with art, creative movement and lots of fun!
CDL's MECHATRONICS ACADEMY©™
In this program, youth learn to develop skills in 3D design, prototype modeling, basic DC electronics, metal and plastic welding, forming, cutting and fabrication while building hydro, wind, electric and solar electric go-carts, dune buggies, drag racer, dirt bikes, hoover crafts, submersible single maned submarines, eco- powered motorboats and much more. And when they're done... let the races begin! On air, land or water!
CDL's YOUNG INVENTORS PROGRAM©
Follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest minds in history. DaVinci, Newton, and Einstein have nothing on you! Join us as we experiment and build systems and simple machines that can send small items (or maybe even a classmate!) FLYING.
CDL's WEIRD SCIENCE PROGRAM©™2003
If you like magic, if you want to make chemicals react in crazy ways, if you want to create wild potions that explode, this is the class for you! We will be making things bubble, disappear and fly up into the sky. Join us as we perform some awesome Weird Science experiments!
This is the gardening program of the future. Students explore the world of biology and earth science while designing and building a state of the art food production system.
CDL's Manufacturing Suite Classes (listed below) are endorsed and accredited by Roger Williams University. Students may earn 3 college credits per class
INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL FABRICATION (IMF) ©™
This course provides the student with an introduction to industrial fabrication from the viewpoint of mechanical technology. Successful completion of the course will provide the student with the benefits, limitations, and applications of different machine tools and environmentally friendly engineering materials for product manufacturing and fabrication. Adaptability of machinery to a variety of manufacturing processes is studied. * Students completing IMF with a grade B or better will receive 3 college credits from Roger Williams University in Engineering/Technology.
CREATIVE DESIGN ENGINEERING 1 (CDE) ©™ (Grades 9-12)
This course provides an operational experience in the development of innovative and realistic engineered products. Design concepts and techniques are introduced, and the student's design ability is developed in a design or feasibility study chosen to emphasize ingenuity and provide wide coverage of engineering and business topics. * Students completing CDE with a grade B or better will receive 3 college credits from Roger Williams University in Engineering/Technology.
MANUFACTURING FOR CHANGE 1 (MFC 1) ©™ (Grades 9-12)
High school youth will research world issues including but not limited to; poverty, alternative fuels and power, environmentally friendly transportation, and sustainable agriculture. Students will develop hands on skills in electro-mechanical fabrication, prototyping, precision measurement, 3 D modeling and product analysis while developing products to better mankind. * Students completing MFC with a grade B or better will receive 3 college credits from Roger Williams University in Manufacturing.
MANUFACTURING FOR CHANGE 2 (MFC 2) ©™
(Grades 9-12) *Prerequisite MFC I
The Second session of MFC will provide high school youth with advanced skills in creating environmentally friendly mechanisms to be used in manufacturing fields as well as consumer product applications. Students will develop skills in advanced mathematics and Finite Element Analysis for viability studies and debugging. * Students completing MFC 2 with a grade B or better will receive 3 college credits from Roger Williams University in Manufacturing.
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