STEM Saturdays

  • Students looking at robot   When: 
      Saturdays
      January - April 2020

      Time: 
      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Cost:
      Varies

      Locations:
      TCHS Pickering, Phoenixville
      TCHS Brandywine, Downingtown
      TCHS Pennock's Bridge, West Grove
      Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown

      Contacts:
      Nicole Buddenhagen
      Kari Shields
      Diane Thomson
      484-237-5023

  • STEM Saturdays are student-centered activities that involve the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Become immersed in designing, making, collaborating and using your creativity to learn more about STEM! 

    Explore career pathways in Art Communication and Design, Physical and Life Sciences, Math in STEM, Engineering and Manufacturing and Computer Science.




  • register today Want to learn or enhance your coding skills? Check out Dash and Dot, Drone Flight Control, Makey Makey, Scratch Programming, Sphero Sports and Micro:bit.  Want to build your engineering skills? Engineering Art, 3D Modeling, 3D Laser Design, 3Dux Challenge, and Custom Laser Design will help build your skills. Ever wondered how designers create video games? Check out Video Game Design. Interested in exploring 3D design? Check out 3D Modeling and Design! Are you an inventor or creator?  You will love Upcycling & Innovative Art, Food Chemistry, Engineering Art or any of the 3D Design sessions.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER




  • TCHS Brandywine
    Downingtown, PA


  • DASH & DOT
    January 11
    Dash and Dot

    This fun coding and robotics session will turn ideas into adventures. Students will program Dash and Dot robots to complete missions to overcome obstacles and solve coding challenges while having a blast. Come ready for new and exciting challenges! 

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 3-5


  • DRONES: CAMP FLIGHT CONTROL
    January 18

    Tello drone

    Become a Drone Cadet and experience a real-life drone mission! Students will be presented with a unique storyline to perform calculations needed to properly code their drones for autonomous flight. Students will be engaged and develop a sense of purpose while completing inspections and search and rescue missions utilizing manual and autonomous flight paths. Are you up for the challenge?

    Cost: $55
    Grades: 5-8

    * click here to watch a short video of a previous CAMP FLIGHT CONTROL session


  • SCRATCH PROGRAMMING
    January 25

    scratch

    Calling all story-tellers, writers, and gamers! Learn how to program motions, looks, and events to control objects called sprites. Students will create an end-product of their choice to demonstrate their programming skills. Their creativity will soar as they create fun animations using their talent and imagination! All Scratch skill levels are welcome.

    Cost: $25
    Grades: 3-6


  • 3D MODELING & DESIGN
    February 1

    3D

    Students will learn and/or build on their 3D modeling and design skills. Students will pick from a variety of challenges to guide their learning with the guidance of STEM Saturdays facilitators. By the end of this session, students will be able to use a 3D printer as a problem-solving tool and prototyping solution.

    Cost: 
    $35
    Grades: 5-8


  • VIDEO GAME DESIGN
    February 8

    Bloxels

    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.

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 4-7


  • 3D COMPUTER DESIGNED JEWELRY MAKING
    February 15
    3D jewerly

    Learn how to design, 3D print and laser cut your own rings, earrings, and pendants! Let your creativity soar in this session where you get to take home or wear home your new work of art! Create something for yourself or design a piece to give as a gift!

    Cost: 
    $45
    Grades: 5-8


  • 3DUX CHALLENGE
    February 22

    3Dux

    In the 3Dux Challenge session, students will use the 3Dux cardboard engineering kits to create an obstacle course for the Ozobot to navigate. Students will use the engineering design process to create the cardboard structure while adding coding elements throughout the process for the Ozobot to follow during its run on the course. Students need no previous experience with coding to be successful with this challenge, but those with experience can put their advanced skills to use!

    Cost: $40
    Grades: 3-4


  • AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY
    February 29

    Augmented and Virtual Reality

    Augmented Reality (AR) enhances what we see, hear, feel and smell 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.

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 3 - 6 


  • COLOR CREATIONS
    March 7

    Light show  

    Art skills intersect color theory, light absorption, and color filters! Students will create an astounding shadow and light show by testing color mixtures and their interactions with various backgrounds and experimenting with color by using a variety of light filters.

    Cost: $35.00
    Grades: 3-4


  • ENGINEERING ART
    March 14

    Art
    Are you interested in learning how to design and craft your own Sculpture and crafted artwork using a computer? Design and produce your own inspired creations in this session for both boys and girls!

    Cost: $40
    Grades: 5-8


  • MICRO:BIT ROVER
    March 21

    Micro:bit

    Micro:bit and Sphero are two leading educational technologies in circuitry, coding and robotics. Micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that has endless possibilities for coding. Sphero is a programmable robot ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding. The two can be used together with the Sphero RVR, an all-terrain, motorized, hackable robot. Students will explore practical applications of coding and robotics and overcome several real-world challenges. 

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 5-8


  • PYTHON TURTLES
    March 28

     Python Turtles

    Ever wonder how to create an astounding shadow and light show? Come learn about color theory, filters, and light absorption. Experiment and test color mixtures and their interaction with various backgrounds to create an amazing show.

    Cost: $25
    Grade: 3-5


  • FOOD CHEMISTRY
    March 28

     Food Chemistry

    Do you think chemistry is limited to science labs?  Join us for a tasty session to show you chemistry can be fun in your kitchen too. 

    We're making elephant toothpaste, gummy worms, slime and more!

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 5-8 


  • SPHERO SPORTS
    April 4

    SOCCER

    3, 2, 1 . . . let the games begin! Learn to program Sphero robots to have them navigate, roll, turn, stop, angle, loop, and so much more. Then get ready to compete in Soccer, Bowling, Bulls-Eye, Pool Shark and more. Compete against the other Spheros to win the Sphero Sports Award!

    Cost: 
    $35
    Grades: 3-6


  • CUSTOM LASER DESIGN
    April 4

    LASER DESIGN

    Learn how to use a laser to cut and engrave your own custom designs onto wood, plastic, and glass. You can even create a custom design for your own phone case! ​

    Cost: 
    $45
    Grades: 5-8


  • ROCKET CHALLENGE
    April 18

    rocket

    Learn the principles of Rocket Flight by designing, building and launching your own Pneumatic Air-powered Rockets to reach your challenge targets!

    Cost: $40
    Grades: 5-8


  •  Robot Zoo
    April 18

     Horse

     

    Build your favorite animal in robot form! Using recyclable and craft materials, students will create an animal then bring the animal to life using block-based programming with Hummingbird Robotics.
     
    Cost: $35
    Grades: 3-5
  • TCHS Pickering
    Phoenixville, PA


  • VIDEO GAME DESIGN
    January 11

    Bloxels

    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.

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 4-7


  • MAKEY MAKEY & SCRATCH
    January 18

    MMScratch

    Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century and Scratch is a visual programming language. Use the Makey Makey to turn everyday objects into touchpads to control your computer and use Scratch to create your own program. Put the two together with maker materials and create your own interactive projects and games!

    Cost: $30
    Grades: 5-8


  • FOOD CHEMISTRY
    January 25

     Food Chemistry

    Do you think chemistry is limited to science labs?  Join us for a tasty session to show you chemistry can be fun in your kitchen too. We're making elephant toothpaste, gummy worms, slime and more!

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 5-8 


  • SPHERO SPORTS
    February 1

    SOCCER

    3, 2, 1 . . . let the games begin! Learn to program Sphero robots to have them navigate, roll, turn, stop, angle, loop, and so much more. Then get ready to compete in Soccer, Bowling, Bulls-Eye, Pool Shark and more. Compete against the other Spheros to win the Sphero Sports Award!

    Cost: 
    $35
    Grades: 3-6


  • DASH & DOT
    February 8
    Dash and Dot

    This fun coding and robotics session will turn ideas into adventures. Students will program Dash and Dot robots to complete missions to overcome obstacles and solve coding challenges while having a blast. Come ready for new and exciting challenges! 

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 3-5


  • 3D MODELING & DESIGN
    February 22

    3D

    Students will learn and/or build on their 3D modeling and design skills. Students will pick from a variety of challenges to guide their learning with the guidance of STEM Saturdays facilitators. By the end of this session, students will be able to use a 3D printer as a problem-solving tool and prototyping solution.

    Cost: 
    $35
    Grades: 5-8


  • SCRATCH PROGRAMMING
    February 29

    scratch

    Calling all story-tellers, writers, and gamers! Learn how to program motions, looks, and events to control objects called sprites. Students will create an end-product of their choice to demonstrate their programming skills. Their creativity will soar as they create fun animations using their talent and imagination! All Scratch skill levels are welcome.

    Cost: $25
    Grades: 3-6


  • DRONES: CAMP FLIGHT CONTROL
    March 14

    Tello drone

    Become a Drone Cadet and experience a real-life drone mission! Students will be presented with a unique storyline to perform calculations needed to properly code their drones for autonomous flight. Students will be engaged and develop a sense of purpose while completing inspections and search and rescue missions utilizing manual and autonomous flight paths. Are you up for the challenge?

    Cost: $55
    Grades: 5-8

    * click here to watch a short video of a previous CAMP FLIGHT CONTROL session


  • Robot Zoo
    March 14

     Robot Zoo

    Build your favorite animal in robot form! Using recyclable and craft materials, students will create an animal then bring the animal to life using block-based programming with Hummingbird Robotics.
     
    Cost: $35
    Grades: 3-5

  • UPCYCLING & INNOVATIVE ART
    March 21

    art

    Ever wonder about DVD, VHS, CD, cassette, and record players? Come explore the evolution of video and audio and the importance of recycling. Then learn how to up-cycle and develop a silhouette image using VHS and cassette tape, re-purposed for an artistic take-home creation!

    Cost: $30
    Grades: 3-6


  • MICRO:BIT ROVER
    March 28

    Micro:bit

    Micro:bit and Sphero are two leading educational technologies in circuitry, coding and robotics. Micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that has endless possibilities for coding. Sphero is a programmable robot ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding. The two can be used together with the Sphero RVR, an all-terrain, motorized, hackable robot. Students will explore practical applications of coding and robotics and overcome several real-world challenges. 

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 5-8


  • AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY
    April 4

    Augmented and Virtual Reality

    Augmented Reality (AR) enhances what we see, hear, feel and smell 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.

    COST: $35
    GRADES: 3-6 

  • TCHS Pennock's Bridge
    West Grove, PA


  • PYTHON TURTLES
    January 25

     Python Turtles

    Ever wonder how to create an astounding shadow and light show?  Come learn about color theory, filters, and light absorption. Experiment and test color mixtures and their interaction with various backgrounds to create an amazing show.

    Cost: $25
    Grade: 3-5


  • SPHERO SPORTS
    February 15

    SOCCER

    3, 2, 1 . . . let the games begin! Learn to program Sphero robots to have them navigate, roll, turn, stop, angle, loop, and so much more. Then get ready to compete in Soccer, Bowling, Bulls-Eye, Pool Shark and more. Compete against the other Spheros to win the Sphero Sports Award!

    Cost: 
    $35
    Grades: 3-6


  • 3D MODELING & DESIGN
    February 29

    3D

    Students will learn and/or build on their 3D modeling and design skills. Students will pick from a variety of challenges to guide their learning with the guidance of STEM Saturdays facilitators. By the end of this session, students will be able to use a 3D printer as a problem-solving tool and prototyping solution.

    Cost: 
    $35
    Grades: 5-8


  • VIDEO GAME DESIGN
    March 21

    Bloxels

    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.

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 4-7


  • DRONES: CAMP FLIGHT CONTROL
    March 28

    Tello drone

    Become a Drone Cadet and experience a real-life drone mission! Students will be presented with a unique storyline to perform calculations needed to properly code their drones for autonomous flight. Students will be engaged and develop a sense of purpose while completing inspections, and search and rescue missions utilizing manual and autonomous flight paths. Are you up for the challenge?

    Cost: $55
    Grades: 5-8

    *click here to watch a short video of a previous CAMP FLIGHT CONTROL session


  • FOOD CHEMISTRY
    April 18

     Food Chemistry

    Do you think chemistry is limited to science labs?  Join us for a tasty session to show you chemistry can be fun in your kitchen too. We're making elephant toothpaste, gummy worms, slime and more!

    Cost: $35
    Grades: 5-8