STEAM Lab (Late Winter)
6 Weeks, Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4.
Grades 3 – 5
Interested in learning about circuits, building robots, and designing things? In this class we’ll explore these topics, starting with a question. What if … ? Can we … ? Students will design their solutions and there will be many possible paths to take. We’ll use design processes: design, build, test, iterate and repeat! In this class we love to share our successes and warn each other about potential pitfalls and see how the next student builds upon what we have learned. It’s a fluid mix of individual work in a supportive group. We’ll highlight the scientific principles important to each challenge. And while the students will focus on the fun builds, what they’ll really be doing is engineering.
This class encompasses skills needed for the physical design process. Add on a coding class like Scratch and students will be able to fully engage in physical computing, creating more complex robots, eTextiles, machines, interactive games and products not yet imagined.
*We understand that children grow and mature at different rates. If your 2nd grader is interested in this class and has the following skills, this class is appropriate:
- Bend/unbend a paperclip and create a shape
- Use rubber bands
- Tie shoelaces