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Pathways: Middle School Workshop
Pathways: Middle School Workshop

Thu, Nov 18


Emerald Coast Science Center

Pathways: Middle School Workshop

New sessions every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. for 6-8th grade students.

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Time & Location

Nov 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Emerald Coast Science Center, 31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA

About The Event

We  invite all middle schoolers in grades 6-8 to our Pathways program. With  these workshops, home school students will design, build, and test new  challenges every week. These challenges will help students explore  career pathways across STEM disciplines. Each month in our workshops  we'll explore a new topic. At every session, students can expect a fun  and different lesson from week to week. Each session builds off one  another, so it is recommended students attend all sessions for the  month.

Classes scheduled every 2nd & 4thWednesday

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost per session: $25 nonmember

$20 member

Book both lessons for 1 month at the same time and receive 10% off the total price

Sign up via our events page or call 850-664-1261. Please bring a completed registration form with you to your child's first workshop.


Upcoming Workshops 2021-2022

September & October - Glowforge

Let’s  get fired up! In September & October we will be designing and  building projects that can be cut by lasers right before our eyes.

9/8 - Design a key chain and name tag.

9/22 - Design and build an airplane.

10/13 - Design and build circuit blocks to use with LED lights and motors.

10/27 - Design a postcard that has cut out pieces.

November & December - Microbit Programming

Dive  into coding, bit by bit! We will be learning to code using the Microbit  this November & December. Projects will include creating games,  building mazes, and launching objects from your very own catapult!

11/10 - Code a micro pet and a game.

**11/18 - Build and code catapult with the Microbit. 

12/8 - Build and make your own operation game with the Microbit.

12/22 - Christmas Break

January & February - Alternative Energy

Let  the sunshine in! Join us in January & February as we discuss  renewable energy by building solar robots and make tasty treats in  custom solar ovens.

1/12 - Build and design a solar bug. Investigate the best source of light to make it work.

1/26 - Research, design and build a solar oven.

2/9 - Finish building the oven and test making s’mores.

2/23 - Potato Battery: How to Turn Produce into Veggie Power!

March, April, & May - Zoo Habitat

Let’s  get wild! March through May, we will step into the shoes of a Zoologist  and a Zoo Habitat Designer. We will be learning about animals,  budgeting for their habitat, and building a zoo enclosure to keep them  safe and happy.

3/9 - Research an animal or create an animal that you have discovered and design a zoo habitat for it.

4/13 - Make budget for habitat and begin building.

4/27 - Finish building habitat and showcase the zoo.

5/11  - Learn about animal adaptations and some of the inventions that have  been made in the Biomimicry Challenge in our final Pathways session of  the school year.

**Rescheduled due to holiday


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