Fall 2017 Classes
We have outline the following classes for registration for the Fall of 2017. These are month long classes as we begin to develop semester long programs as well as some other amazing opportunities in the future. Check out the options below and make sure you don't miss out!
Each class is limited to 15 students to ensure proper student interaction with instructors. If we have a high demand we will work to launch new sessions so nobody is left out.
Here is the registration form. Print it out, complete it, and then mail it in so we can reserve your spot.
If you would like to register online, then please use this form.
Any questions reach out to Aaron Maurer at email@example.com
Middle School STEM Classes
We are looking to expand to 5th grade so if you are interested and in 5th grade please apply so we can create proper classes and age groups.
Option 1: Semester Bundle for $500 (This includes SL001 - SL004)
This option provides you a $100 savings by signing up for all the fall classes. If you agree to complete all four sessions, then you may receive a discount on each option provided. This does not include some material costs if you wish to purchase kits and items for specific sessions.
You can pay in monthly installments if this works better.
Option 2: SL001 – Ancient Engineering: Catapults, Trebuchets, and mini weapons of mass destruction.
Instructor: Aaron Maurer – Class Fee $150 for 4 classes occur Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
This lab will explore weapons of the past. Our focus will be on catapults and trebuchets. We will be making desktop versions of these weapons using an amazing book titled, Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, as well as some other models for us to make. Who can launch Tic Tacs the farthest and hit targets is just one part of the fun!
Option 3: SL002 – Arduino Basics Level 1 – Learn how to code in the real world ending with a robotic jack-o-lantern.
Instructor: Aaron Maurer – Class Fee $150 for 4 classes occur October 5, 12, 19, 26
This course will have an option to purchase the complete kit if the students would like to keep everything. In this course students will be learning about the basic of coding and prototyping using an Arduino. Our end goal is to carve and create a pumpkin that moves it jaws back and forth. Can you add sensors? Can you make it howl or growl? Only you can answer that question?
Option 4: SL003 – CoderZ Level 1 – Learn to code in a virtual environment while applying to robots in the real world.
Instructor: Aaron Maurer – Class Fee $150 for 4 classes occur November 2, 9, 16, 30 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
This course will provide your student access to a very well created and designed virtual robotics platform. Think LEGO EV3 Mindstorms, but on the computer with possibilities to do so much more. In this course we will work through modules of coding and creative problem solving while also building and designing similar robots in the real world. Push your robotic skills to the next level.
Option 5: SL004 – 3D Printing Basics Level 1 – Develop your skills in Tinkercad to design holiday ornaments and checker pieces.
Instructor: Aaron Maurer – Class Fee $150 for 4 classes occur December (dates TBA) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Just in time for the holidays! Students will be learning how to design and create 3D objects using Tinkercad and Autodesk. This course we will be creating and printing our very own holiday ornaments. If time permits we will dive into making checker pieces using the 3D printer to develop our own cast and molds.
Option 6: SL005 – Introduction to Silkscreen – Learn and explore the world of one and two color silkscreen printing.
Instructor: David Balluff – Class Fee $125
September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1:00 – 2:30
Join local artist David Balluff in this Introduction to Silkscreen class. Formerly an Artist-Educator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Balluff will lead students on an engaging exploration of one and two color silkscreen printing. Balluff has his MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York.
Preschool STEM Classes
Option 7: SLP001 – Biology Beginnings - Interactive experiments to learn basics of biology.
Instructor: Diane Whiteman & Rachel Squires
Class Fee $100
Sept. 13 – October 18
Wednesday Mornings, 9:00 - 10:30
Wednesday Afternoons, 12:30 – 2:00
Kids ages 4 and 5 are introduced to basic principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Classes focus on lessons related to Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught by experienced teachers and professionals utilizing a fun hands-on, interactive approach.
Interactive activities and experiments will teach our future STEAM students the basics of biology. Using lessons from nature as our inspiration, we’ll conduct investigations and observations to help us better understand living things in the world around us.