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STEM Saturdays

Join us for a FUN, hands on exploration into different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Take part in fun activities and collaborative challenges plus create take-home projects using high-tech Fab Lab equipment like the vinyl cutter, laser cutter, foam cutter and more.

Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm
$40 per class, includes all supplies

February 2021

2/13: Coding (4-5th grade)

2/20: Engineering (6-8th grade)

2/27: Electronics (4-5th grade)

March 2021

3/6: Chemistry (2-5th grade)

3/13: Robotics (4-5th grade)

3/20: Spring Break - No Class

3/27: Coding (9-12th grade)

April 2021

4/3: Engineering (2-5th grade)

4/10 & 4/17: No classes

4/24: Chemistry (2-5th grade)

May 2021

5/1: Robotics (2-3rd grade)

5/8: Coding (6-8th grade)

5/15: Engineering (4-8th grade)

5/22: Electronics (4-5th grade)

5/29: Chemistry (2-5th grade)

We have a new system! On your first visit, simply click the "Sign Up" button to create an account.

*If you have previously participated at the Fab Lab, please sign up with the same email address as before as your child(ren)'s information should show up in the system. Be sure to review or change the information so it is updated. Click "Enroll in a Program" to select the STEM Saturdays sessions you wish to enroll in.

*If you are new, click the "Get Started" button once logged in and follow the prompts to add your child(ren) as "Members." Once your children are added, select "Enroll in a Program" and select the STEM Saturdays sessions you wish to enroll in.

If you have any questions, call 941-840-4394 or info@suncoastscience.org.

Looking for June-August classes? Join us for a weeklong summer camp to level up your learning! Registration info coming this March.

CHEMISTRY

Let's get messy with some super fun kitchen chemistry! Learn about different chemical reactions and how you can experiment with them using simple household products.

Led by: Selby Klanot or Diana Kodra

CODING

Coders unite! Explore computer programming using drag and drop program Scratch or Python programming language. Older students will level up with data structures and problem-solving by sorting algorithm visualizations. 

Great skill-building class and college app booster! Coding experience not required for any level.

Led by: Pragnya Govindu, Uday Goyat, Julia Kourelakos or Nicole Ter Doest

ELECTRONICS

It's electric! Learn the basics of circuitry and soldering and create your own powerful electronic masterpieces.

Led by: Natalie Carrion

ENGINEERING

Work collaboratively to solve a variety of engineering challenges, testing both critical thinking and creative approaches to problem-solving!

Led by: Max Fischer or Diego Morales

ROBOTICS

Learn the basics of coding while building a robot and teaching it to perform a variety of tasks that will come in handy for team challenges!

Led by: Natalie Carrion or Diego Morales

COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies

Click here for COVID-19 Policies

*Check-in (8:30am) and check-out (12:30pm) will take place outside of the main entrance located near the rear of the building. In an effort to reduce crowding, a staff member or volunteer will help you check-in your child outside so you do not have to enter the lab. If someone other than you will be picking up your child, please notify Suncoast Science Center (SSC) staff so that person’s name can be added to your account.

*Staff, volunteer and participant temperatures will be taken at check-in. If any participants’ temperature is above 100.4, you will be required to take your child home.

*Staff, instructors and volunteers are required to wear face coverings. STEM Saturdays participants under age 12 are highly encouraged to bring and wear their own face covering but it is not a requirement. Participants over age 12 are required to wear a face covering. In the event a participant does not have a face covering, we will have extras available. If a participant over age 12 is unable to wear a mask due to health issues, please contact SSC staff to discuss.

*Laptops, lab equipment and other tools used during STEM Saturdays classes will be sanitized before and after use using EPA approved cleaning products. Antibacterial soap is available in all restrooms to promote frequent handwashing and hand sanitizer is also available throughout the lab.

*To reduce unnecessary contact, please feel free to pack a snack for your child to enjoy during the designated snack time. Your child may also bring a refillable bottle for water which will be available at the lab.

*Students should wear comfortable, fitted, casual clothing and closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. Gym or tennis shoes – NO SANDALS or FLIP FLOPS. Loose clothing and jewelry are not permitted for safety purposes and long hair must be secured.

Any additional questions? Call us at 941-840-4394 or email info@suncoastscience.org.

Meet your FABulous instructors

STEM Saturdays classes are developed for students, by our talented high school student leaders. Click the photo below to learn more about each instructor!

Suncoast Science Center
4452 S Beneva Road
Sarasota Florida 34233
info@suncoastscience.org
941-840-4394

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