Launching home educated students to their future careers through Christian S.T.E.M. learning.
As we focus on the FIRST program in the Fall, Workshop will start again in the Spring. Popup workshops may be offered during the Fall semester.
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 12 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: Makerspace, Coding Club, STEM Fair Prep and Forensic Science.
Our STEM Fair Prep Series is open to all students, not just students wishing to participate in the science fair.
Coding Club: Scratch3 & Micro:bit
Scratch 3 has been launched & we will explore computer programming on this platform. Programming is more fun when you bring it to life in a real world way. This is a 3-part workshop. Student MUST bring a laptop with them to participate. Younger students will need parental assistance. Students will keep their Micro:Bit after the workshop to continue to explore if further.
STEM Fair: Weather Station
We well explore different ways of recording the weather & build simple devices to measure different aspects of the weather. We will work through the Engineering Design Process & Scientific Method to learn how to develop a station & record the results accurately for analysis. Then they can continue their research at home & enter into the STEM Fair for this special challenge, by creating their own station.
Makerspace: Simple Machines
Using different activity stations, with hands on experiments, we will work through the six main simple machines; screw, levers, wedge, pulley, inclined plane and wheel & axel. We will find out what they are & how they work. We will test to see how these machines help us with force and effort to reduce work. We will work through the Engineering Design Process, as well as record and analyse our findings.
In this workshop we will explore hydraulics, how they work, the science behind them and how we can use them in the real world to reduce the effort it takes to complete a task. Students will build their own hydraulic lift using a model kit.
STEM Fair Challenge: Oil Spill
In this workshop we will explore the real world problem of oil spills. Students will experiment with activities to learn how they affect our ecosystems & how we can solve this problem. As part of the STEM Fair they can then develop their solution.
This makerspace will take a step into the world of rocket science. We will explore how rockets work. Students will build different types of rockets that weather permitting we will launch. We will work through the Engineering Design Process.
Our workshop team have been asked to investigate a crime to determine if there was foul play. Humpty Dumpty has been found dead at the bottom of a wall. Using forensic scientific skills we will investigate the scene and determine if his death was accidental or if he was pushed.
Ooey Gooey Science
Using the Scientific Method, in this workshop, we will work through numerous ooey and gooey experiments to explore science in a hands-on way. We will explore several different scientific theories and analyse our results. This workshop will give slime a new meaning!
Scientific Cooking: Candy
Join this 2-week series on the science behind candy. Students will conduct experiments and learn the science behind their favorite treats. From why we taste to how to make the perfect sugary treat, they will discover that the kitchen is really a lab and cooking is an experiment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.