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Huntsville STEAM Works



High School

Dungeons & Dragons

$225

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 7, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 12 weeks

In this program, veteran Dungeons Masters will lead preteen and young teen gamers through a Dungeons & Dragons game! Learn the ins-and-outs of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying game, as featured in Stranger Things! Participants will create a character, write a background story, learn the rules of the game, and embark on an adventure utilizing cooperative problem-solving skills. Everything you need will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own dice, character sketches, or miniatures! By the end of this camp, students will know how to run their own Dungeons & Dragons group with friends, including the use of modern game tools such as 5th edition rules and character builder apps.

This class will meet for twelve 90-minute sessions.

 

Full Course

Physics

$540

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm

This course will be a semester-long comprehensive introduction to high school physics. This course will cover the following topics: matter and energy, velocity, accelerations, force, energy, electricity, and magnetism.

Prerequisites: An understanding of Algebra II; prior exposure to physical science and trigonometry is preferred.

Please note this class will meet twice a week and will include 68 hours of class time with an instructor. This is a full year of Physics with a lab. 

An additional Class Materials Fee of $100 will be charged for lab materials.

 

Battle Bots II

$235

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 19 weeks

In this 19-week intermediate course, students 6th grade and up will learn basic soldering, 3D-design software, introductory electronics, 3D printing, and how to operate a machine utilizing RC, all while working in a group to customize a one-pound battle robot.

 

 

ACT Prep

$545

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 10:15 am, runs for 19 weeks

ACT Prep  

This ACT Prep course will emphasize ACT test-taking strategies, specifically math skills, language skills, reading skills, and science-reasoning skills. Students will study and practice listening and note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, questioning and thinking skills, information retrieval, pre-ACT test practice, memory techniques, reading in the content areas, vocabulary development, and college application completion with the central goal to increase both subtest scores and composite scores. All four ACT subtests will be reviewed: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. 

NOTE: Students will be assessed based on an improvement model. An additional ACT prep book will be required for the course.

 

Intro to Python Programming

$240

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 10, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 19 weeks

In our Intro to Python course for middle school and high school, students will learn to write in one of the world’s premier programming languages, using an innovative hardware microcomputer and challenging, relevant projects. This nineteen week course will establish a robust foundation in computer programming, and teach good coding habits from the start.

We utilize the Firia Labs learning platform, CodeSpace, which features intuitive error messaging, and a professional debugger, so students are empowered to diagnose and correct their own errors before asking for help, while step-by-step coding lessons, and open-ended projects allow students to work at their own pace.

 

Art with Code

$330

with Gwyer Sinclair

Calendar Current session started Feb 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

In this 8-week course, teenage and adult students will meet two hours a week to create art with Processing. Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology; there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping. For more information, see processing.org

 

About the Instructor: Gwyer Sinclair is a visual artist and engineer, using the power of technology to augment his creations. Even at its most surreal and psychedelic, art has an underlying order. Gwyer does his traditional work in ink, and his animation and computer graphics work in code.

 

Storytelling through Film - Homeschool

$225

with Matthew Neiman

Calendar Current session started Feb 14, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

This course will walk homeschool students in grades 8-12 through the production of a film, from the brainstorming of an idea and writing scripts through to production, familiarizing everyone with the multiple positions required on set, then to post production where they will take all those previous ideas and turn them into a cohesive story through the art of editing.

 

 

Storytelling through Film

$225

with Matthew Neiman

Calendar Current session started Feb 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course will walk high school and adult students through the production of a film, starting with brainstorming and writing scripts; after that, we will move to production, familiarizing everyone with the multiple positions required on set. Finally, we will end with post-production, where they will take all those previous ideas and turn them into a cohesive story through the art of editing.

 

 





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