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Huntsville STEAM Works



Homeschool

WeDo Robotics

$175

with Jessica Nunno

This robotics course intended for homeschooled students in grades K-3. This is our non-competition, casual robotics class for young learners. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO WeDo Robotics. hands-on solution that ignites students’ curiosity, while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding. 

2019 Fall Class Dates:

August: 8/13, 8/20, 8/27,

September: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24,

October: 10/01, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29,

November: 11/05

 

 

CyberPatriot High School Team

$250

with Jake Williams

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

The Huntsville STEAM Works High School Team is intended for homeschooled students in grades 9-12, and is capped at 6 students, per competition rules. The team meets concurrently with the middle school school team to learn content but compete in separate divisions. Practice typically runs 1 hour but may run longer as needed. Team practice continues through early April for additional study of CyberSecurity content or for additional practice time if the team advances.

Important Note: Scored rounds take place on competition weekends. The team will coordinate a 6 hour period to compete on weekends The precise 6-hour blocks will be coordinated by team and coach consensus, but flexibile availability during these weekends is essential to participation. 

Full Course

5th Grade Mathematics Year Long Course

$436

with Cody Hutcheson

This course will be on the standard mathematics that would be learned in the 5th grade. Along with continued work and practice with elementary operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), topics covered will include place values and decimals, fractions, and the manipulation of fractions and decimals utilizing the elementary operations.

This is a year long course that will meet twice a week for 36 weeks in 1.5 hour class sessions.

We will be using the Envison Math for Grade 5th textbook and workbook. You can buy these from Amazon.

Textbook  ISBN-10: 0328489743

Workbook ISBN-10: 0328697621

2019 Class Dates:

August: 8/28, 8/30

September: 9/04, 9/06, 9/11, 9/13 ,9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27

October: 10/02, 10/04, 10/16, 10/18, 10/23, 10/25, 10/30

November: 11/01, 11/06, 11/08, 11/13, 11/15, 11/20, 11/22

December:12/04, 12/06, 12/11, 12/13, 12/18, 12/20

2020 Class Dates:

January: 1/08, 1/10, 1/15, 1/17, 1/22, 1/24, 1/29, 1/31

February: 2/05, 2/07, 2/12, 2/14, 2/19, 2/21, 2/26, 2/28

March: 3/04, 3/06, 3/11, 3/13, 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27

April: 4/08, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17, 4/22, 4/24, 4/29

May: 5/01, 5/06, 5/08, 5/13, 5/15, 5/20, 5/22

 

 

 

 

FLL Jr. Homeschool Team

$220

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through LEGO!

Guided by adult coaches and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. This year's challenge: BOOMTOWN BUILD

Note that the FLL Jr. Team is expected to participate in an Expo on April 4th at the VBC.

Robotics II - Homeschool

$260

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks

This upper-intermediate level robotics course is intended for homeschooled students in 3rd-5th grade. This is our non-competition, casual robotics class. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set. This STEM program engages students by providing the resources to design, build, and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical-thinking, collaboration, and communication. 

 

ACT Prep

$545

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 7, 2020 at 10 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.

 

Dungeons & Dragons

$225

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next available session starts 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.

 

Physics

$540

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Next available session starts 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.

 





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