STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to connect their learning in science, technology, engineering and math with art practices, elements of design, and artistic standards, providing the whole pallet of learning at their disposal.
The activities at the STEAM-Powered Science workshops will be centered around the traditional elements of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), but will intentionally add design elements from art. Sometimes the art element will be as simple and basic as sketching out a design before construction. Sometimes, the sole purpose of the activity will be to create a piece of art using scientific concepts. Most of the time, the design element will be an integral part of the event or project, as students design, construct, test, and re-design using the parameters of the assigned task.
A student that completes an entire school year of STEAM-Powered workshops will have completed a significant portion of a General Science or Physical Science homeschool class; in fact, these workshops would make a fantastic addition to home studies.
Topics for SPS Workshops change each week. For the most up-to-date information about the workshops being offered, visit www.wowscience.net .
Join us once a month for our ART-SCI Fusion Fridays!! These workshops are designed to combine the creativity of art with a selected topic in science.
Each month we'll do a different science lab. Topics are chosen from Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physical Science. Click the link to find the preliminary schedule for 2019-2020. Topics sometimes change, so it's a good idea to check the schedule before registering.
The All Levels/Beginner SPS Kids’ Coding Club is designed to introduce students to computer coding and technology in a fun, collaborative, and interactive environment. Students learn through games, puzzles, debugging exercises, challenges, and creative exploration. Students will develop necessary logic skills and fluency with the coding process using the SCRATCH programming language.
At the Intermediate/Advanced level, we take programming to the next level by incorporating programmable robots into our activities. Using Sphero bots, LEGO Boost, Ozobot Bit robots, and LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits, students will experience the ultimate hands-on coding class. Building, coding, testing, debugging – all the key elements of developing a functioning and reliable computer program will be incorporated into our activities. In addition to SCRATCH, we will also use JAVA. Students that wish to go even further with the coding experience will have the opportunity to learn PYTHON, and even build a computer with a Raspberry Pi.