Powerhouse Science Center invites homeschool students to experience our series of unique, STEM-based workshops. Students develop skills required to gain a better understanding of scientific concepts. Hands-on activities help them discover how science, technology engineering, and mathematics are all interconnected in society.

ROBOTS - SESSION 1

FEBRUARY 8

What is a robot?  How do engineers get robots to perform tasks?  Working with the Cubelets Modular Robotics 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 March 8.

ROBOTS - SESSION 2

MARCH 8

Building on the work we did in Session 1, we will design and build Cubelets Modular Robot Systems to conquer more complex tasks.  Then, we’ll learn basic block programming and use it to complete advanced challenges.

BIOFUEL

APRIL 5

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.

ENGINEERING DESIGN

MAY 10

Our design challenge will involve preparing for a trip to Mars.  It’s 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.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

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. Determine a problem that's important to you. 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

Special discount! Register for four sessions and get the fifth session in the homeschool series FREE!

Space is limited. Call 916.485.8836 to reserve your spot today!

In addition our Science in Your Classroom and Field Trips can be performed as Homeschool classes.

Need more information? Give us a call at 916.485.8836.