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New ASA: Nido Electric Vehicle Workshop

A new After School Activity for students in grades 8-12 will harness their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math. Led by Nido faculty Martin Sanchez, the Electric Vehicle Workshop will take place over two semesters in the Makerspace.

This course provides instruction in how to build an electrical vehicle with the objective of finishing with a working EV car. It will have duration of two semesters, consisting of two classes per week. Two teachers will carry out each class. The first semester is designed to instruct students with a basic knowledge of electricity, components used in an electrical vehicle, and basic programming. Students will work in groups of no more than three to complete arduino projects, learning and reinforcing concepts of mathematics, physics, electricity, chemistry, and design, as well as encouraging safety, creativity, innovation and ingenuity. The first semester's goal is to learn electricity and electronics with hands-on arduino projects, to end with a circuit board representing an electrical vehicle in small scale.

The second semester is designed to guide and instruct students to allow them to use their newly acquired knowledge to design and build an electrical vehicle. This will allow the student to truly learn and understand by applying what was learned in the first semester to a tangible project usable in everyday life. Concepts like sustainable transportations, eco-friendly products, and pollution in major cities will be discuss and debated in classes. Through hands-on workshop mode stations of small groups, students will learn basic mechanical knowledge and the exchange of I.C.E. parts for electrical components. Reinforcing teamwork, students will achieve in building the car together. The students will keep a journal and prepare a portfolio of their work. At the end of the second semester the students will have the satisfaction of having built an electrical vehicle that they will be able to test.


Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm in the Middle School Makerspace

Open to Grades 8 -12 (Grade 8 registers through ASA Lottery process. HS students should contact msanchez@nido.cl for more information and to register)

Open Day at Nido: September 6

Nido invita a todos los apoderados a un Open Day el 6 de septiembre a las 8:30 am para conocer nuestro enfoque único a la educación.

Audition for Nido Music Fest by September 25

Students from Nido and across Chile are invited to audition for Nido Music Fest, an event on October 12th and 13th celebrating pop and rock music from local solo artists and bands from 6th to 12th grade.

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Obertura Chilena: August 31

Save the date for August 31 for one of Nido's best traditions—Obertura Chilena. This year's event will feature Eduardo Gatti, composer of renowned songs such as "El Navegante" and "Los Momentos", who will share his music on our stage.
Andres Diaz Soccer Academy (Grades 1-5)

The Andrés Diaz Soccer Academy will once again offer their high-quality program for students in grades 1-5 at Nido as an After School Activity.

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