Powerhouse Science Center invites you to experience our STEM-based workshops. This is a unique opportunity for home school students to focus on developing techniques and skills required to gain a better understanding of scientific concepts. Students work with hands-on activities to realize how science, engineering, technology and society are interconnected.

 

FEBRUARY 8

What is a robot?  How do engineers get a robot to perform tasks?  Working with the CubeletsÒ modular robot system, we will design and test robots to solve puzzles and complete tasks.  Please note:  This is the first session of a two-part class.  The second session is on April 12.

MARCH 8

Building on the work we did in Session 1, we will design and build CubeletsÒ robots to conquer more complex tasks.  Then we will learn basic block programming and use it to complete advanced challenges.

APRIL 12

Biofuel is fuel produced from plant and animal matter, giving us a way to use alternative sources to make clean-burning energy.  Examine how biofuel systems work and figure out how you could use biofuel technology to produce green energy.

MAY 10

Our design challenge will involve preparing for a trip to Mars.  It is essential that supplies are reused and recycled as much as possible.  The students will be charged with designing and testing a system that will allow us to recycle and reuse as much waste water as possible during our trip.  This will include water from urine,  oral hygiene, hand washing and condensing water from humidity.  Our goal is to take this waste water and produce water that can be reused for drinking and cooking during our journey.

JUNE 14

How do scientists solve biological problems?  We work with real laboratory equipment to see how biotechnology is giving us new tools to improve the lives of people all over the world.  Decide on a problem that's important to you, and then design an organism to solve it.


AGES 7-12

WHEN Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

WHERE Powerhouse Science Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd. 

COST  $18 members | $20 non-members

Make the Powerhouse Science Center at the Discovery Campus your science classroom! All Science in Your Classroom and Field Trips can be performed as Homeschool classes.

Need more information? Give us a call at 916.485.8836.