July 12 – 18: Engineering

Tinker, design, build, rebuild, and find engineering everywhere.

Build a rollercoaster, meet underwater robots, and learn how engineering is part of your everyday life. This week, hear how engineers used teamwork while creating Minecraft with Code.org and go on a live virtual exploration with Drones with Square One Network.

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Don’t have a printer? MLC will be distributing activity books for this week on July 14 at Detroit Prep (8411 Sylvester St, Detroit, MI 48214).

Pre-K - Grade 2

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Sounds with the Cat in the Hat, Detroit PBS Kids, and Michigan Learning Channel

Sounds with The Cat in the Hat

Online event on July 13 at 10am

Square One Network Drones and flight event poster

Square One Network

Online Event on July 15 at 10am

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  • Engineering Part 2
    Lesson 108

    Engineering Part 2

    4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Welcome to Extra Credit! The place we come to meet interesting people, explore new ideas, and discover fun places together. Each episode includes interactive c…

  • Engineering Part 1
    Lesson 107

    Engineering Part 1

    4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    This week's theme is engineering. On today's episode of Extra Credit, we discover how doctors use drones to deliver medical supplies, learn what a civil engine…

  • Shapes
    Lesson 8



    Wimee sings a silly, shapely song; Moby tells about the shapes he saw in nature; Wimee and friends write a story about a flying dragon, a baby, and a rock; Bro…

  • Paper Airplanes
    Lesson 7

    Paper Airplanes


    Wimee sings about flying all over the world; Moby wonders about how paper airplanes fly; Brody shows the tiny paper airplane he made for Wimito before making t…

  • Coder: Sasha Williams
    Lesson 1

    Coder: Sasha Williams

    Career Exploration9th - 12th Grade

    Sasha Williams, 14 year old coder, encourages girls to pursue coding and careers in tech. She is also an actor, dancer, and singer. STEM + Arts = STEAM.

  • What Makes a Computer, a Computer?
    Lesson 3

    What Makes a Computer, a Computer?

    MathScience9th - 12th Grade

    Computers are all around us, but what really makes a computer, a computer? Explore the history of computers and the features they all share.

  • Family Math Backpack: Make a Shape Mobile
    Lesson 1

    Family Math Backpack: Make a Shape Mobile

    Math1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Create a shape mobile to increase your child’s knowledge of shapes and their properties.

  • Architreks: Structures
    Lesson 2

    Architreks: Structures

    MathScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Learn about structures in Architecture.