Learn to Discover


Spring Hill School
Classes And Activities

Learn to Discover offers a wide range of unique classes and activities in 2 different formats: Hands-on Classes and Robotics Challenges. You can find more about both types below. Sign up now!

We also offer classes at other sites in Santa Cruz County, as well as in Santa Clara County and Monterey County. Please see Current Class Offerings on our Home Page for more information.

Hands-On Classes
January - March, 2013 (Tuesdays)

Spring Hill School
250 California Street, Santa Cruz

8-week sessions, meeting once/week.

LEGO® Design & Building (Kindergarten) meets for 50 minutes/session.

Variety of LEGO® NXT™ Robotics Creations (Grades 1-8) meets for 1 hour/session.

Register below, or send us an email, or call us at (831) 662-9700.

LEGO® Design and Building
(Grades: K)
January 15 - March 12, 2013 (Tuesdays)
No class February 5
2:10 - 3:00 pm
Course ID: 490.5-10102 [ , ]
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Prereq: None.
Length: 8 sessions, each 50 minutes long.

Using LEGO® bricks and specialty pieces, build themed designs, play LEGO® board games, design LEGO® structures on the computer, & learn building techniques and tips. There will be a different theme each week. Workshops will also be provided.
$120.00

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Variety of LEGO® NXT Robotic Creations
(Grades: 1-8)
January 15 - March 12, 2013 (Tuesdays)
No class February 5
3:15 - 4:15 pm
Course ID: 420-10103 [ , ]
Class Full. Please Contact Us.
Prereq: None.
Length: 8 sessions, each 1 hour long.

Build and program a variety of "smaller" LEGO® creations, to jumpstart your imagination. These are not just robots! You will build and program a spider, a roller coaster, a remote control vehicle, and more.
$120.00

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8-week sessions, meeting once/week.

LEGO® Design & Building (Kindergarten) meets for 50 minutes/session.

Variety of LEGO® NXT™ Robotics Creations (Grades 1-8) meets for 1 hour/session.

Register above, or send us an email, or call us at (831) 662-9700.


Please Join Us

Watch this space for upcoming opportunities to join teams of 3-4 kids to create LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots to solve fun and interesting challenges.

You will learn to design, program, test and refine your robot to chain together a series of programmed behaviors to complete various missions, in a non-competitive environment.

The Spring, 2011 Challenge was themed around behavior-based robotics and was called Wild and Woolly: a Walk on the Wild Side. Participants researched animals on the Web and via the supplied Zoo Tycoon 2 software, then designed, built and programmed their robotic animal to exhibit behaviors unique to that animal, triggered by using sensors to detect different colors on the surface of their 4' by 8' "zoo". They also used a supplied craft kit to "decorate" their animal and to accessorize their zoo, providing a perfect blend of engineering, art, design, collaborative skills, problem solving and critical thinking. The participants displayed their creative achievements at a Public Exhibition at a large venue in Monterey County.

To get an idea of how these activities work, please check out the KSBW-TV Segment produced for the Fall, 2010 Challenge.

In the Fall, Learn to Discover offers an official Challenge released by FIRST LEGO League (FLL), and in the Spring, we offer a Challenge that we have designed here at Learn to Discover.

Please send an e-mail (to info@learntodiscover.org) or call us at (831) 662-9700 if you are interested in being notified when these activities are announced.