À La Carte STEM Classes

À LA CARTE
MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM CLASSES

Ages 11 to 14 years

Throughout the school year, we will be offering several individual classes for homeschoolers in our community. These classes will run 6-7 weeks in length and will provide our full time and part time students an opportunity to collaborate and also have some social time together. These classes are all STEM based and students will have full access to our STEM lab with 3D printers, laser cutters, Macintosh computers, Arduinos, Lego Mindstorm Robots, and more.

 

 

Session 1: Useless Box

CLASS IS FULL

A “Useless Box” is a small box with an on/off switch and a hinged lid. Turn on the switch and a lever pops out, turns off the switch, then retreats. That is the machine’s sole purpose: You turn it on, and it turns itself off. Useless? Maybe. Fun? Definitely! We’ll use Arduinos for the brains, NeoPixels for lights, Laser Cutters to design the boxes, and Tinkercad to program.

Thursdays, 9:00am-1:00pm (includes lunch)
September 12, 2019 – October 24, 2019
$150 per student

 

Session 2: Individual Maker Space Project

CLASS IS FULL

Creative inventors wanted! The sky is the limit in this freestyle Makers class. Students will have full access to our woodshop, including our laser cutter. Or, design your piece in TinkerCAD and then watch it come to life on our 3D printers. Robots more your style? We have Arduinos, Lego Mindstorms, and all the electronic parts you could ever want. We will have a showcase at the end to show off our projects.

Thursdays, 9:00am-1:00pm (includes lunch)
October 31, 2019 – December 19, 2019
(no class on Thanksgiving)
$150 per student

 

Session 3: The Art of Science

CLASS IS FULL

Let your imagination run wild and then bring your creation to life using our full STEM lab. We can make a wand that lights up as you swing it, fire up some clay figurines in the kiln that were cast from our own 3D printed models, or mix potions and turn them into lotions, perfumes, and body soaps. To top it off, we will laser cut journal covers so we can log our creative ideas and legendary tales. We are putting the “A” in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) this session!

Thursdays, 9:00am-1:00pm (includes lunch)
January 16, 2020 – February 27, 2020
$150 per student

 

Session 4: Physics of Flight

CLASS IS FULL

Physics is all around us. But how it perpetuates the movement of things in flight is fascinating! Let’s soar to new heights by studying the physics that make things fly. We’ll experiment with rockets, catapults, helicopters, airplanes, and more. Then let’s get outdoors where we can build and test our own machines and mechanisms.

Thursdays, 9:00am-1:00pm (includes lunch)
March 5, 2020 – April 30, 2020
(No Class March 19 – Spring Break)
(No Class April 9 – School trip)
$150 per student