Afterschool Programs

 



 

The Semia Afterschool Programs are based on LEGO® Education and STEM programs that have been developed by cutting edge professionals in the fields of science, engineering and education. Our focus is to inspire children from 3 to 12+ years old to explore their imagination in a creative environment that encourage the love of learning. Each program is developed by educational specialists to meet the specific developmental needs of children as they grow. The programs are based on topics. Each topic supports specific learning areas and each session has individual learning goals.

Learning is at the very heart of Semia's core values. Collaborating with cutting edge professionals in the field, our Afterschool Division has accumulated three decades of solid research results in child development and effective learning experience. We offer "an education that will last a lifetime".

Semia with LEGO® Education established the first pilot LEGO® Education centers in Shanghai and Beijing in 2004, and currently have 170+ centers across 50 cities in China. We look forward to bringing this excitement to the States and be part of life long learning and afterschool programs everywhere.

To learn more about our centers across China: Visit Here.


Lego Education

DUPLO


  Kindergarten: My World of Adventures (age 5+)

Children explore ways in which people and things move – for example, how animal and human bodies bend and jump, and how machines lift or spin. They learn about simple machines in their home and local community, and design and build their own models using LEGO® DUPLO sizes of gears and axles. This programme combines fantasy, imagination and storytelling with simple explorations of historical events and geographical facts using a variety of tiles and bricks.

Over Land and Outer Space

Children learn concepts related to the geography of Earth and the solar system. For example, in the “Explorers on Land” activity, children create a vehicle appropriate for different types of geographic areas: polar ice caps, mountainous areas, jungle and desert. Driving the model on a terrain, they learn to recognize features of those kinds of regions.

How Things Around My House Work

Children create models of familiar household mechanisms to understand how they are put together. For example, in the “Washing Machine” activity they build a washing machine to show how the drum inside moves.

Investigate Stable Structures

Children build models of different types of structures and identify basic aspects of stability. In the “ Fishing Rod” activity, for example. Children create models of fishing gear. Using the models, they can explore concepts of stable and unstable structures, simple pulley mechanisms and have fun with workable models from real life.

Animal Bodies and How They Move

Children build models showing the amazing “machinery” that humans and animals have inside our bodies. For example, in the “Muscles” activity children create a model of a leg with a muscle attached. Using the model, they can demonstrate how moving the muscle adjusts the position of the leg.

First Grade My World of Inventions


 1st Grade: My World of Invention (age 6+)

Children will learn the basics of simple programming. With playful models plugged into the computer they learn to control the motor, motion and tilt sensor using LEGO® WeDo. They will deepen their understanding of simple machines such as gears, wheels and axles, levers and pulleys. What will be a great preparation for the 7 and 8 years old class.

9580 LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Set

Enables students to build and program simple LEGO® models that are plugged into a computer. Includes a motor, motion and tilt sensors, and the LEGO® USB Hub.

9585 LEGO® Education WeDo Resource Set

Features extra and new elements for building large WeDo models that provide even more learning opportunities. Combine with 9580 LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Set to build four new models: Ferris Wheel, Crane, Car or House. Includes new elements such as wheels, rotors and a door. Download free building instructions and programming samples at LEGOeducation.com.

9689 LEGO® Simple Machines Set

Features 16 principle models, four main models and four problem-solving models that enable students to investigate and understand the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life: gears, wheels and axles, levers and pulleys.

Second Grade My World of Science


  2nd Grade: My World of Science (age 7+)

Children build and design increasingly advanced mechanisms using LEGO® Technic and LEGO® System sets. Children learn about mechanical components and use motors to power their great inventions. In combination with the add-on sets they start to learn about pneumatics and renewable energy, how these mechanisms are implemented in real life design.

9686 LEGO® Simple & Powered Machines Set

  • Principles of simple machines, mechanisms and structures
  • Experimenting with balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Experimenting with friction
  • Measuring distance, time, speed and weight
  • Calibrating scales
  • 37 Principle Model Activities
  • 14 Main model Activities
  • 6 Problem-solving Activities

9688 LEGO® Renewable Energy Add-on Set

  • 6 Main Model Activities
  • 4 Problem-solving Activities
  • Exploring renewable energy sources
  • Investigating energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion and consumption
  • Using measures and data analysis to describe and explain outcomes
  • Engaging students in engineering and design

9641 LEGO® Pneumatics Add-on Set

  • 14 Principle Model Activities
  • 4 Main Model Activities
  • 2 Problem-solving Activities
  • Pressure measuring in both psi and bar
  • Exploring sequence and control
  • Using measures and data analysis to describe and explain outcomes
  • Engaging students in engineering and design
  • Provides a safe introduction to pneumatics

Third Grade My World of Robotics


  3rd Grade: My World of Robotics (age 8+)

Children learn to design their own robots using LEGO® Technic and to create simple computer programs that control the behavior of their robots. With the newest model the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 and the EV3 software, they prepare themselves on the field. Programs range from simple to advanced, starting with simple programming and building skills and progressing to creative designs and engineering solutions.

The completion of 2nd Grade Course is prerequisite.

45544 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set

At the heart of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Core Set is the EV3 brick, the programmable intelligent brick that controls motors and sensors, as well as providing wireless communication. (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) Includes the programmable EV3 Brick, providing on-brick programming and data logging, two large interactive servo motors, one medium servo motor, ultrasonic, light, gyro and two touch sensors, a rechargeable battery, connecting cables, and full color building instructions. Software (2000045) and battery charger (8887) are sold separately.

45560 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Expansion Set

45560 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Expansion Set take your robot builds to the next level with a wide range of elements that allow you to build and program ® MINDSTORMS® Education models with even more functions than ever before. Building instructions for several models available. See more at LEGOeducation.com/MINDSTORMS.

45570 LEGO® EV3 Space Challenge Set

The new LEGO® Education EV3 Space Challenge set and Space Challenge Activity Pack is an innovative way of teaching modern STEM concepts. Students take responsibility for their own learning and become young scientists and engineers, immersed in motivating challenges that encourage creative problem-solving, communication and teamwork.

Fourth Grade Advnace Robotics


  4th Grade: My World of Robotics: Advance Level (age 9+)

Children will get to think like a real scientist and an engineer. They will be challenged to design and program robots that solve fun and inspirational task. This course is designed to capture children’s curiosity, and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. This course features a real-world challenge to be explored through problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork.

The completion of My World of Robotics is prerequisite.

Advance LEGO® Robotics

LEGO® Robotics field challenge is an all-around obstacle course. That requires students to come up with innovative ideas for solutions. Students will be challenged to all kinds of engineering projects, and combined with teamwork to accomplish different tasks.