STEM Saturday Session Descriptions

  • When registering please be sure your child's current grade level is in the system. Session registration options will be listed based on the child's grade level. 


    3D UX Design - This session will inspire the creator in every child. The 3Dux Design award-winning Architectural Modeling System offers an engaging, hands-on tool that blends art, design and creative play with STEM learning. Congratulations, you just graduated from architecture school, and this is your very first job! A young couple with a baby and a dog hired you to design their tiny dream home. In this project, you will have the opportunity to create the perfect living space for them. Your job is to imagine, design, build and decorate the perfect tiny home for this young family. 

    Grades 3-4 
    Location - TCHS Pickering Campus, Phoenixville
    Date - 3/19/2022
    Cost - $40


    Augmented and Virtual Reality - Augmented Reality (AR) enhances what we see, hear, and feel while Virtual Reality (VR) immerses you in a new world.  Come create and explore ways to fuse the real world with the digital world using AR & VR.  Students will explore real-world applications of AR and VR as well as design their own Virtual Reality space through CoSpaces Edu.

    Grades 6-8
    Location - CCIU, Boot Road, Downingtown
    Date - 4/9/2022
    Cost - $40


    BlocksCAD 3D Design: Moon Rover Viper Project - BlocksCAD 3D modeling is graphical, engaging, and fun! Jump aboard this historic mission and build a prototype of VIPER using the Cloud-Based 3D Modeling Tool, BlocksCAD! Learn how to create
    and design various parts of the VIPER Rover that include the following:
    ● Body (Chassis) and Wheels
    ● Vision and Communication - Camera/Antenna Mast
    ● Power Supply - Solar Array Panels

    You will also be able to customize your rover by adding a dash of color and text. When completed, you will have created an outstanding model of NASA’s Moon Rover that will be ready for a super-duper 3D print!

    Grades 3-6
    Location - Virtual via Zoom
    Date - 1/29/2022
    Cost - $25


    BlocksCAD 3D Design - James Webb Space Telescope - BlocksCAD 3D modeling is graphical, engaging, and fun! Jump aboard this historic mission and build a prototype of Space Telescope using the Cloud-Based 3D Modeling Tool, BlocksCAD! Learn how to create and design various parts of the Space Telescope that include the following:

    • Multilayer Sunshield
    • Optical Telescope Element (OTE) Primary Mirror
    • Optical Telescope Element (OTE) Secondary Mirror

    You will also be able to customize your telescope by adding a dash of color and text. When completed, you will have created an outstanding model of NASA’s Space Telescope that will be ready for a super-duper 3D print! 

    Grades 3-6
    Location - Virtual via Zoom
    Date - 2/19/2022
    Cost - $25


    Co-Spaces - Bring your creativity and build immersive 3D environments, interactive stories, or design a virtual exhibition using Co-Spaces visual coding language. The possibilities are limitless! 

    Grades 5-8
    Location - Virtual via Zoom
    Date - 4/2/2022
    Cost - $25


    Dash and Dots - Dash and Dot guide kids through the world of coding and robotics, turning ideas into adventures. Students will program Dash and Dot to go on fun adventures and solve challenges while learning the fundamentals of coding. Coding fun includes creating light patterns, robot dances, races, follow the leader and more. We'll get creative with Dash Sketch Kits to draw and make abstract art, and even write a message for a friend. 

    Grades 3-5
    Location - CCIU, Boot Road, Downingtown
    Date - 3/26/2022
    Cost - $40


    Drones Flying Adventures Put your drone flying skills to the test! Learn the basics of Drone flight as you navigate obstacles, compete in races, and solve drone coding challenges. 

    Grades 6-8
    Location - TCHS Pennock Bridge Campus, West Grove PA
    Date - 2/26/2022
    Cost - $40


    Imagineering Design Challenge - During this Disney-themed session, your young Imagineer will engage with the design thinking process to discover, innovate, and hack their way to solutions to a series of STEM challenges. Living the life of an Imagineer, students will have the opportunity to dream, sketch, design, and build 3-D models. All aboard because the next generation of Imagineers is right here! 

    Grades 3-5
    Location - CCIU, Boot Road, Downingtown
    Date - 2/26/2022
    Cost - $40


    Java Script Meteor Catcher - In this session students will learn how to use the popular programming language, JavaScript, to create their very own Space Meteor collecting game. Topics being focused on include: an introduction to JavaScript and the p5.js JavaScript Library, how to draw the meteor, making the meteor fall, catching the meteor, and adding a randomizer or random element. 

    Grades 4-7
    Location -  Virtual via Zoom
    Date - 3/12/2022
    Cost - $25


    Journey to Hogwarts - Come take a trip to Hogwarts young wizards. During this session, you will attend potions and arithmancy classes, play a game of quidditch, and make your own butterbeer and cockroach clusters. Join us for a fun-filled session! 

    Grades 4-6
    Location - TCHS Pickering Campus, Phoenixville
    2/12/2022
    Cost - $40


    Python Turtles - Learn or enhance your programming skills while creating colorful designs and drawings. Students will learn Python Turtle commands to program different shapes then fill them with color. You will learn to create your own programs that involve movement, speed, and more! 

    Grades 3-5
    Location -  Virtual via Zoom
    3/5/2022
    Cost - $25


    Robots and More! - In this introductory session students will learn Block Code to program a variety of robots and devices. Students will get the feel for the different types of robots and devices through an exploration of the many different options offered! During this session, students will have the opportunity to learn and explore with Ozobots, Spheros, Dash & Dots and various others. 

    *Note: This session may be best served for students who are novice learners of the various robots, programs, and devices. 
     
    Grades 3-4
    Location - TCHS Pickering Campus, Phoenixville
    1/22/2022
    Cost - $40

    Sphero Sports - Using our new Sphero City and Golf Code mat and challenge cards, come tee up your Sphero robot and take a swing while exploring concepts like distance, speed, wind variables, and trick shots. Our city adventures will explore and present challenges at the Zoo, Amusement park, and more! Then we'll build a terrain park for our Sphero's to ramp, roll, and ride the rails. With five challenging configurations, the customizable Sphero Terrain Park will put your skills to the ultimate test. 

    Grades 4-6
    Location - TCHS Pennock Bridge Campus, West Grove PA
    Date - 1/29/2022
    Cost - $40


    Space Adventures - In this "out of this world" session students will have the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of a space pioneer. During this session, students will engage in activities centered around STEM learning with a space twist. Students will have the opportunity to ideate and innovate their way to space! 

    Grades 3-5
    Location - CCIU, Boot Road, Downingtown
    2/5/2022
    Cost - $40


    Sea Exploration - Welcome aboard explorers! During this session, explorers will learn about the many facets of the sea while they explore the big blue. Explorers will jump in by creating their own vessel for under and above water travel, design their own atmospheric diving suits, and collaborate to solve pollution challenges of the ocean. Dive in with us for tons of fun! 

    Grades 3-5
    Location - CCIU, Boot Road, Downingtown
    3/12/2022
    Cost - $40


    Video Game Design - Design and play your own video game using a fun and interactive video game creation program called Bloxels. Stretch your imagination as you create, characters, villains, levels, and storylines. 

    Grades 5-8
    Location - Virtual via Zoom
    1/15/2022
    Cost - $25