Wed, Dec 16|
Emerald Coast Science Center
Pathways: Middle School Workshops
New sessions every Wednesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. for 6-8th grade students.
Time & Location
Dec 16, 2020, 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 Wednesday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost per session: $25 nonmember
Book all 4 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 2020-2021
August 12 Reach for the Skies: engineer the tallest tower that you can and see how it stands up to natural disasters
August 19 Daylight in a bottle: design and build a way to bring daylight into buildings
August 26 Surviving the storm surge: Design and build a home that can survive a storm surge
September 2 Making an impact on habitat: Using chemistry, create a way to neutralize the byproducts from a new factory (Part 1) September 9 Making an impact on habitat: Using chemistry, create a way to neutralize the byproducts from a new factory (Part 2) September 16 Maglev Train: Design and build a train that uses alternative energy that doesn’t touch the track September 23 Desert island desalinization: design and build a method to create freshwater for a desert island using only the resources available
October 7 Wind-powered LED: Learn about alternative energy sources and then design, test and build a wind turbine. (Part 1) October 14 Wind-powered LED: Learn about alternative energy sources and then design, test and build a wind turbine. (Part 2) October 21 Take out the trash: Cleaning our rivers: design build and test build a way to clean our water ways. (Part 1) October 28 Take out the trash: Cleaning our rivers: design build and test a way to clean our water ways. (Part 2)
November 4: Intro to the micro:bit.
November 11: No classes due to Veteran's Day holiday.
November 18: Explore more of the features of the micro:bit and continue programming to build different projects.
November 25: No classes due to Thanksgiving holiday.
December 2: Invent with the micro:bit. Students will take the knowledge learned over the last two weeks and invent and build toys, games, and/or things to make their lives better.
December 9: Students will design and build a robot using the micro:bit.
December 16: Finish designing and building micro:bit robot.
December 23 & 30 No classes due to Christmas holiday.
Bring membership card with e-ticket to verify pricing at check in!