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with Karl Liggin
In this upper elementary camp, kids receive introductory lessons in electronics with activities such as making a chemical battery, lighting up an LED, playing with snap circuits, and even making and taking home their own Operation-style electronic game! This class is priced to include a $10 materials fee.
Escape Room Madness
with Drew Carlton
In this program, teens will work with an Escape Room expert to learn how escape rooms are designed, and work together to design one of their very own! Once complete, campers will invite the upper elementary campers to try to see if they can escape.
Participants in this camp will also get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Huntsville SCREAM Works Paranormal Invesigation event, by helping us pilot our own game design with testing and feedback.
Minimum age: 12. Middle schoolers 12 or under are invited to enroll in "Puzzles & Games for Young Detectives" instead.
FLL Orientation Workshop
with Karl Liggin
This workshop is for both kids and adults considering participation in FIRST LEGO League or FIRST LEGO League Junior for the 2018/2019 Season. All sessions will be introduced to FIRST Core Values, program requirements and expectations, and competition details.
FLL Student Session: This session is for students ages 9-14*. Students will be introduced to the EV3 Robot, a sample challenge map from a past season, gracious professionalism, core values, and the research and challenge requirements for the upcoming "Into Orbit" season theme.
FLL Jr. Student Session: This session is for students ages 6-10*. Students will be introduced to Lego WeDO robots, complete a robot build of their own, and learn how to make the robot move. They'll also be exposed to FIRST Core Values and learn about the "show me" project completed by participates in this program for the 2018-2019 "Mission Moon" season.
FIRST Coach & Mentor Session: This session is for parents and adults interested in learning what it takes to coach or mentor a team. Partcipants will learn a little about all the FIRST programs: FLL Jr., FLL, FTC, and FRC, running all the way through high school, including costs, how to seek team sponsorship, scholarship opportunities for FIRST students, and time requirements. In addition, there will be breakout sessions focusing specifically on FLL Jr. and FLL for mentors eager to get an introduction to the robotics learning tools and project requriements for each group.
* (9 & 10 year olds may choose between FLL or FLL Junior, depending on their grade level and/or maturity.)
FLL Robotics 'Into Orbit' Pre-Season
with Nancy Junkins
Students ages 9-14 are invited to join us to gear up for the 2018/2019 FIRST LEGO League Season. The theme has been repleased! "Into Orbit" and Huntsville couldn't be a better place to get into the spirit of the season. During our Pre-Season camp, seasoned competitors and rookies alike can gear up for the season, brush up on their Mindstorms skills, and learn about everything else that goes into being a successful member of a FIRST Lego League Robotics Team!
FTC Java Jumpstart
with Gwyer Sinclair
This private course is an introduction to Java programming for FIRST Tech Challenge for select members of the Nerdettes and Motorized Mayhem FTC teams.
This course is by invitation only. Only members invited by coaches of the above-mentioned teams should register. Others interested in this course may contact Jennifer Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org about scheduling an additional session.
Metal Workshop Membership Upgrade
with Micheal Hartman
Inhance your membership by signing up for one of the workshop upgrades. The Metal Workshop Upgrade will give you access to our Tormach CNC Mill and Tormach CNC Lathe.
with Drew Carlton
A small group of lower elementary sleuthers will join up in a fictious detective agency to solve a different mystery each day of this Mystery Week Camp. Inspired by table-top roleplaying games, each participant will create their own fictional mystery-genre character with attributes and traits that will enable them to work cooperatively with their fellow campers to solve the mystery of the day.
with Dr. Janine Reardon
This yearlong high school lab-centered course is intended for homeschooled students studying physics. Depending on the week, labs will run between 60-90 minutes, and are aligned to independent study content through Khan Academy. Students may choose from a standard or advanced independent study track, with work assigned and monitored by the instructor. Topics include matter and energy, velocity, accelerations, force, energy, electricity, and magnetism.
Prerequisite: Algebra II. A formal grade for this class is available on request. Our "Office Hours" membership is highly recommended for students who lack access to a physics-knowledgeable mentor at home.