Imagination Station

STEAM based Play and LEGO Education classes specialising in Robotics, Mechanics and Movie Making. We also offer Birthday Parties, Team Building activities and more. Engaging classes linked to the Digital Curriculum, perfect for schools. Imagination Station is a charity operating from Tranga Library in Christchurch
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    Technic Contraptions
    Discover mechanical concepts essential to life as we know it! Participants work in pairs, using gears, levers and pulleys to construct a model. Next, students explore how they could alter and improve the design to make it one-of-a-kind. Quick builders can complete more contraptions and explore ...
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    Eco Powered Technic Contraptions
    Batteries not required! This exciting session allows students to explore mechanics, electricity and renewable energy. Students work in pairs to build Technic contraptions powered by renewable energy sources. Wind power? Solar power? Muscle power? Where there’s energy, we’ll harness it! Age ...
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    Technic Starter
    This LEGO Technic introductory class is perfect for fostering creativity while learning about machinery. LEGO Technic uses a system of pins, axles, lift arms, gears and other specialised building parts to explore structures designed to move, such as catapults, rubber band cars, grabbing machine...
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    Remote Controlled Race Cars
    Your students will explore the design process and product testing by building their own remote control cars using our LEGO, Technic and Technic motors. We will load students up with a battery pack, receiver and two motors, and share some tips and tricks to help them build these into an epic rem...
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    Legopolis: City planners needed!
    Uh-oh! The city of Legopolis isn’t a great place to live—we urgently need some town planners to create a new layout for this mixed up place! In this session, students consider the services a city needs, the facilities its inhabitants will want, and how these can best be arranged to create a...
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    Movie Making with LEGO
    Inspire your students as they learn basic film making principles and LEGO-specific techniques to produce their own LEGO stop motion animation movies. With access to everything a young animator needs, this workshop is suitable for beginner and experienced movie makers alike, and can run as a one...
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    Storytelling
    In this session, students use LEGO to explore what makes a good story, including devices like plot, character and setting. Stories can be presented to the group, sent back to school, or used later in a stop motion movie-making session! We can tailor storytelling sessions to age and topic, and f...
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    Creative Play
    Everyone loves exploring our LEGO-filled play tables and play pits! You can add creative play before or after one of our other classes, or make play-based learning the entire reason for your visit. We will even set up a dedicated space adjacent to our play area so your students can enjoy their ...
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    Games & Challenges
    This is a fast-paced and fun team event. Which team can complete the most challenges and score the most points? Not a master builder yet? That's okay, because explaining each build to the judges is key—we love hearing the stories behind LEGO creations! This session is easily adapted for any a...
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    Colours, Patterns and Numbers
    LEGO DUPLO bricks are a great, simple tool to learn about the world around us. In small groups your class will investigate colours, patterns and numbers with DUPLO. Designed for young minds and small hands, this programme also includes plenty of independent creative play in our DUPLO and LEGO p...
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    It's Just Rocket Science
    Our Rocket Science worksheet teaches kids about the Saturn V and concludes with children building their very own multi-stage rocket! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Technological Modelling Number Knowledge Measurement ...
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    How do Genetics Work?
    Our Genetics worksheet teaches kids about simple biology and concludes with children building a genetic sequence! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Understanding about Science Life Processes Evolution Key Competenci...
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    Sounds Like Surface Tension
    Our Surface Tension worksheet teaches kids about simple chemistry and involves a fun simple experiment! Caregiver oversight is recommended. Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Investigating in Science Communicating in Scien...
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    How do Volcanoes Work?
    Our Volcanoes worksheet teaches kids the thrilling facts about the Earth's crust, and concludes with children building their own volcano! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Investigating in Science Communicating in Scienc...
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    How do Cars Work and Move?
    Our Cars worksheet teaches kids some fun facts about how engines work, and the history of cars. It concludes with children building their own rubber-band powered car! Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Curriculum links: Understanding ...
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    How is a Rainbow Made?
    Our Rainbows worksheet teaches kids about the fascinating world of light! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Understanding about Science Investigating in Science Physical Inquiry and Physics Concepts Key Competencies:  ...
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    How do Roller Coasters work?
    Our Roller Coasters worksheet teaches kids some fascinating physics behind how Roller Coasters work. It concludes with children building their own Roller Coaster track! Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Curriculum links: Investigatin...
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    How Far is it to the Moon?
    Our Moons worksheet teaches kids fun facts about physics and space travel, and concludes with children creating a creature that could survive on the moon! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Communicating in Science Astron...
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    How is a Rainbow Made? (Junior Version)
    Our Junior Rainbows worksheet teaches kids about the fascinating world of light! Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Curriculum links: Understanding about Science Investigating in Science Physical Inquiry and Physics Concepts Key Competencie...
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    Why do we Eat?
    Our Food Chain worksheet teaches kids about some fascinating biology, including why we eat, and how plants harness the energy of the sun! Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Curriculum links: Understanding about Science Life Processes Ecolog...
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    A Chair for Bear
    Our "Chair for Bear" worksheet teaches kids the importance of design processes. It focuses on a simple design problem: Bear needs a Chair. This worksheet helps kids to channel their imagination into a successful solution to a known problem!Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle...
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    The Engineering Design Process
    Our "The Engineering Design Process" worksheet teaches kids the importance of using a design process. This worksheet helps kids channel their imagination into a successful solution to a problem they've been able to define!Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 ...
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    Lights, Camera, Action!
    Our Movie-making worksheet teaches kids the importance of structure in telling stories. It focuses on a simple process, with tips and tricks along the way, which help kids make great movies!Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 y...
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    Amazing Animal Facts!
    Our Animal facts worksheet teaches kids all about the fascinating animals roaming our planet! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Life Processes Ecology Evolution Key Competencies:  Thinking Managing Self Requireme...
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    Amazing Animal Facts! (Junior version)

    Our Animal facts worksheet teaches kids all about the fascinating animals roaming our planet!

    Recommended ages:

    Lower Primary (5-8 years old)

    Curriculum links:

    Life Processes Ecology Evolution

    Key Competencies: 

    Thinking Managing Self

    Requirements:

    A Computer/Tablet Pen and Paper 2+ litres of LEGO or other Creative Materials
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    How do Planes Fly?
    Our Planes facts worksheet teaches kids about the incredible physics of flight and encourages them to consider how the principles apply to the world around us! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Investigating in Science ...
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    How do Fireworks Work?
    Our Fireworks worksheet teaches kids about the way fireworks explode and display a beautiful array of colours! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Investigating in Science Properties and Changes of Matter Chemistry an...
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    How does Renewable Energy Work?
    Our Renewable Energy worksheet teaches kids about the way energy is generated, and how it the nature of energy generation is changing! Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Physical Inquiry and Physics Concepts Earth Systems ...
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    How are Skyscrapers Built?
    Our Skyscrapers worksheet teaches kids about the incredible engineering and history behind skyscraper buildings.  Recommended ages: Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Upper Primary (11-14 years old) Curriculum links: Physical Inquiry and Physics Concepts Investigating in Science Measurem...
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    Robots in Strange Places
    Our Robots in Strange Places worksheet helps kids think about all the amazing ways robots can be used to go where humans can't! Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Curriculum links: Investigating in Science Communicating in Science Key Compet...
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    Remote Controlled Race Cars
    Location: This session will run in the facilitation space on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 90 minutes Price: $17 per student Love cars? Love LEGO Technic? Explore the design process and product testing by building your own remote control car using our L...
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    Technic Contraptions
    Location: This session will run in the facilitation space on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 90 minutes Price: $17 per student Come along to this exciting ninety-minute session and explore building with mechanics, electricity and renewable energy. Child...
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    Technic Starter
    Location: This session will run in the facilitation space on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 60 minutes Price: $12 per student Come along to this exciting sixty-minute session to learn all about how to build with LEGO Technic. LEGO Technic uses a system o...
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    My First Robotics with LEGO WeDo 2.0
    Location: This session will run in the facilitation space on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 60 minutes Price: $12 for a student working individually on a robot, $18 for two students sharing a robot Try out some of Imagination Station's newest robotics equ...
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    SPIKE Prime Explorer
    Location: This session will run in the computer labs on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 90 minutes Price: $17 for a single student working on a robot, $25.50 for two students sharing a robot Come and explore robotics at Imagination Station. We'll have a...
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    Movie Making with LEGO—Classic Special Effects
    Location: this session will run in the computer labs on Auahatanga | Creativity (Level 4) at Tūranga Session Length: 120 minutes Price: $22 for a student working on a movie, $33 for two students sharing a movie Every movie uses special effects. Join us for this two-hour session to learn ho...
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    Battlebots with LEGO Mindstorms
    Location: This session will run in the computer labs on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 120 minutes Price: $22 for a student working individually with a robot, $33 for two students sharing a robot Are your skills up for the challenge of serious robot war? ...
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    SOLD OUT LEGO WeDo 2.0 Explorer: NEW CLASS!!
    Our Tūranga class is sold out, so why not come to LEGO WeDo 2.0 Explorer at Aranui Library instead! Location: This session will run in the facilitation space on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 90 minutes Price: $17 for a student working individually on a r...
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    Dozerbots with LEGO Mindstorms
    Location: This session will run in the computer labs on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 120 minutes Price: $22 for a single student working on a robot, $33 for two students sharing a robot If you've already completed our beginners' class, used LEGO Mindstorm...
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    SOLD OUT - Technic Starter
    Location: This session will run in the Learning Centre at Upper Riccarton Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu Session Length: 60 minutes Price: $12 per student Great news! Imagination Station will be coming to Upper Riccarton Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu on Thur...
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    Remote Controlled Race Cars
    Location: This session will run in the Learning Centre at Upper Riccarton Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu Session Length: 90 minutes Price: $17 per student Imagination Station will be coming to Upper Riccarton Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu on Thursday, July 1...
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    Battlebots with LEGO SPIKE Prime
    Location: This session will run in the Learning Centre at Upper Riccarton Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu Price: $22 for a single student working on a robot, $33 for two students sharing a robot Session Length: 120 minutes Imagination Station will be coming to Upper Riccarto...
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    SPIKE Prime Explorer
    Location: This session will run in the Learning Centre at Upper Riccarton Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu Session Length: 90 minutes Price: $17 for a single student working on a robot, $25.50 for two students sharing a robot Imagination Station will be coming to Upper Riccar...
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    LEGO WeDo 2.0 Explorer: NEW CLASS!!
    Location: This session will be held in the Whānau Room at Aranui Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Aranui Session Length: 90 minutes Price: $17 for a student working individually on a robot, $25.50 for two students sharing a robot We are excited to be coming to Aranui Library | Te Kete Wā...
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    Technic Starter
    Location: This session will run in the Whānau Room at Aranui Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Aranui Session Length: 60 minutes Price: $12 per student We are excited to be coming to Aranui Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Aranui these holidays on Wednesday, July 20! Come along to this exciting...
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    My First Robotics with LEGO WeDo 2.0
    Location: This session will run in the Whānau Room at Aranui Library | Te Kete Wānanga o Aranui Session Length: 60 minutes Price: $12 for a student working individually on a robot, $18 for two students sharing a robot We are excited to be coming to Aranui Library | Te Kete Wānanga o ...
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    Introduction to LEGO Mindstorms Robotics
    Location: Location: This session will run in the computer labs on Auahatanga | Creativity (level four) at Tūranga Session Length: 60 minutes Price: $12 for a student working individually on a robot, $18 for two students sharing a robot Step up to Mindstorms EV3, LEGO’s most advanced...
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    Parties in Tūranga
    The ultimate birthday party for a LEGO fan! With parties starting at just $99, it's a perfect way to celebrate. Imagination Station parties are a wonderful way to ensure a stress-free, memorable and engaging birthday party for your LEGO-loving child and their friends and family. All parties ...
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    Build and Sip - Adults only!
    Our famous Build and Sip event is back and better than ever! Have you been jealous of all the fun the kids have been having with the LEGO at Imagination Station? Want your own turn, with no guilt? Well, call the babysitters and call your friends! You'll be in for a night to remember with ...
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    Why do we have Seasons?
    Our Seasons worksheet teaches kids about our fascinating planet Earth, and all about our planet's seasons! Recommended ages: Lower Primary (5-8 years old) Middle Primary (8-11 years old) Curriculum links: Communicating in Science Earth Systems Astronomical Systems Key Competencies...
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