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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!

PATHWAYS: MIDDLE SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

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

​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. These challenges will help students explore career pathways across STEM disciplines.

 

We will explore new topics every two months. At every session, students can expect a fun and different lesson that builds off what was learned in the previous class. Because of this, it is recommended students attend all sessions for both months so they can follow along and complete activities and goals needed to get to the final result/product.

Classes scheduled every 2nd and 4th Wednesday:

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.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of the event date will incur a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will incur a 30% administrative fee. There will be no refunds offered for missed classes without notice once class has occurred.

Upcoming Workshops 2022-2023

 

September & October - Architecture

Let’s build a great foundation! Discover what it takes to become an architect and build
a custom house. This September and October we will be researching and building a
home from the ground up and styling it to suit your client’s needs.

 

9/14 - Build a blueprint.

9/28 - Build and decorate your building.

10/12 - Showcase the building.

10/26 - Create perspective drawings of buildings.

November & December - Engineering

Ready to solve the problems of tomorrow? Join us in November and December when we take on different engineering challenges. Discover what it takes to design HVAC ducting and pipelines, create a vehicle that can deliver a package to a target, and rescue miners in this problem-solving packed program!

 

11/9 - HVAC technician challenge.

11/16* - Pipeline design challenge.

12/14 - Delivery car challenge.

12/28 - Miner rescue challenge.

January & February - Archaeology

Step back in time and create your own ancient civilization with us! We will be studying
archaeology and what it takes to make a civilization. Create your own civilization and
unearth the ruins of another civilization.

1/11 - Miniature artifact creation.

1/25 - Dig site creation and exploration.

2/8 - Continued dig site exploration and hypothesizing of civilization.

2/22 - Presentation of findings to experts (your peers).

March, April, & May - Aerospace

Let’s take to the skies! In March, April, and May, we will explore the wonders of flight.
Investigate aerospace engineering while building gliders and rockets that we
will launch to infinity and beyond!

 

3/8 - Build and fly a miniature hang glider.

3/22* - No class due to Spring Break

4/12 - Long spanning wing and airfoil design challenge.

4/26 - Design an air-powered spinning machine.

5/10 - Finish building rocket and launcher- prepare for takeoff on our final class!

*Holiday schedule

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