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Looking for more scientific adventures for your younger home school children? Check out our Home School Academy and Maker Days workshops!


A drop-off program with lessons tailored to grades 6th-8th

Program formerly called Middle School Home School Workshops

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

$20 member

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


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.


During the spring semester, we will be introducing basic engineering, design, and science concepts and diving into the world of underwater robotics. We will be using the SeaPerch program that is part of RoboNation competitions to build a submarine (due to COVID-19, there is no actual competition this year).


January 2021

1/6: Intro to Sea Perch and underwater oceanography

1/13: Build a simple Submarine

1/20: Buoyancy

1/27: Density


February 2021

2/3: Electric Circuitry

2/10: Electric Circuitry

2/17: Learning about the tools we will need to build the submarine and tool safety

2/24: Planning the build


March 2021

3/3: Build Math Challenge

3/10: Build Mechanical Systems

3/17: Build the submarine

3/24: Build the Submarine

3/31: Build the Submarine


April 2021

4/7: Build the Submarine

4/14: Design/Build Course

4/21: Okaloosa Spring Break--no classes

4/28: Build Course


May 2021

5/5: Testing/trouble shooting. Mass, Volume and ballast

5/12: Trial Runs

5/19: Challenge runs

5/26: Challenge runs