Edison Kids

Launching home educated students to their future careers through Christian S.T.E.M. learning.

Edison Kids Workshops

Our workshops are at the core of our program. We offer hands-on workshops, exploring the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) disciplines, from a Christian perspective. These workshops are biweekly on Thursdays and are open to home educated students, ages 3 to 18-years-old. To register you must be a member of Edison Kids.

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Workshop Info

Workshops are open to all age groups unless a minimum age is specified. We are not a drop off program and parental participation is strongly encouraged. Our mission is to inspire students to find fields of S.T.E.M. that they love. We believe that if parents are involved in the workshops the learning will continue after the workshop has ended. We focus on hands-on learning and doing, with just enough instruction to guide the students on the learning journey.

We rotate our schedule and offer a broad mix of fields. We currently only offer one workshop per time slot at present, with 16 spots in each workshop, unless otherwise stated. Students can sign up for as many or as few workshops as they wish.

Our current series include: Mindstorms, Makerspace, Scientific Cooking, Science Fair Prep and STEAMventors.

Our Science Fair Prep Series is open to all students, not just students wishing to participate in the science fair.

Our facility is located in North Jacksonville, FL at Eastport Baptist Church.

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Step into the amazing world of LEGO Mindstorms. Students design and build programmable robots, to gain a better understanding of real-world technology applications. This is a 3-hour workshop for students ages 9 years old and up.

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07/26/2018 9am - 12pm
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Step into the amazing world of LEGO Mindstorms. Students design and build programmable robots, to gain a better understanding of autonomous vehicles. This is a 3-hour workshop for students ages 9 years old and up.

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08/06/2018 9am - 12pm
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Makerspace Thing That Go will explore a variety of subjects including distance, speed, weight, testing, inquiry, and tons more using balloon cars. They will work in team to conduct tests and build the best machine.

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08/09/2018
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Brushbots are tiny robots powered by a vibrating motor, like the type found in cell phones. In this workshop, students will learn about engineering design and basic circuitry, as they build their own brushbots, maker style, from craft materials. Students will work through the Engineering Design Process.

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08/23/2018 1pm - 3pm
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In this workshop, we will explore the field of Chemistry, by looking at the different States Of Matter. We will conduct various experiments while working through the scientific method. The workshop is for all ages as it will cover the basic concepts that are the foundation of chemistry.

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09/06/2018 1pm - 3pm
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In this workshop, we will explore the field of Biology, by looking at Biodomes, a self-sufficient ecosystem. They will explore, not only ecosystems, but also how plants grow and what they need to thrive. Each student will make their own personal biodome to monitor progress at home.

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09/20/2018 1pm - 3pm
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Step into the world of Thomas Edison and his amazing inventions. In this 2 week workshop, students will explore the life and inventions of Edison. This will be a hands on workshop where we will recreate the research that lead to some of the most amazing innovations.

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10/04 & 10/11 1pm - 3pm
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This 2-week workshop will focus on creative ways to explore circuitry. Students will use paper and fabric as mediums to create electrifying projects. Using conductive thread and copper tape they will complete stunning masterpieces combined with circuits.

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11/01 & 11/15 1pm - 3pm
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Join this 2-week series on the science behind candy. Students will conduct experiments & learn the science behind their favorite treats. From why we taste to how to make the perfect treat, they will discover that the kitchen is a lab & cooking is an experiment.

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12/06 & 12/20 1pm - 3pm