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Huntsville STEAM Works



Middle School

FIRST LEGO League Team

$280

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Aug 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 16 weeks

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9 - 14). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

The theme for 2021 is "Game Changers". The precise competition dates are released later in the season, with Regional Competition Date options typically in late November or early December. Teams advancing to the State Competition will have practices extending into January and should be prepared to register for our post season class.

FIRST LEGO League Team - Community
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FIRST LEGO League Team - Community

$280

with Cody Hutcheson

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9 - 14). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

The theme for 2021 is "Game Changers". The precise competition dates are released later in the season, with Regional Competition Date options typically in late November or early December. Teams advancing to the State Competition will have practices extending into January and should be prepared to register for our post season class.

Pokémon Economics- Club
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Pokémon Economics- Club

$145

with Karl Liggin

Economics is described as the science of choice, centered on the principle that society has unlimited wants that depend on scarce resources. 

In this club, teens will learn about economic concepts through an analysis of the online Pokémon card game and its player driven market system. Concepts such as fiat currency, supply & demmand, market equilibrium, opportunity costs, and trade will be discussed by the class as they observe trends in the game economy over time.

This 12 week club is for grades 6-8. Students will be expected to have permission from parents to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game online (no extra cost) outside of class at least a couple hours a week in order for students to build up virtual items of value to analyze and discuss in class.

AMT 3D Printing Club

$175

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This new club is part of our definitive makerspace series for aspiring makers in grades 6+. This club focuses on the fundamentals of 3D printing and the basics of design software with respect to 3D printing. Students will also learn about safety and proper usage of the printers at Huntsville STEAM Works, concluding in a demo of the machines.

Intro to Python Programming Club

$145

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

In our Intro to Python club for midde school and up, 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.

 

CodeBot Programming Club

$145

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 5:15 pm, runs for 12 weeks

In our CodeBot Club for middle school and high school, students will continue learn to write in one of the world's premier programming languages, using an innovative hardware microcomputer and challenging, relevant projects. This 12 week club will establish a foundation in computer programming, and teach good coding habits from the start.

We utilize the Firia Labs learning platform, CodeSpace & CodeBot, 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.

Dungeons & Dragons - 5th level characters

$250

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Sep 11, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Our Dungeons & Dragons course is the perfect opportunity for tweens and young teens (ages 11-up) to continue to learn the ins and outs of the world's most popular tabletop roleplaying game! Each participant takes on the role of a unique 5th level character in a cooperative storytelling adventure, with decisions and dice rolls determining outcomes.

With support from Curse, an online toolkit for Dungeons and Dragons, participants will have access to online resources and will be led through gameplay with one of our friendly Dungeon Masters. All participants go home with their own dice set!

This course will meet for twelve 2 hour sessions.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

$197

with Karl Liggin

Our Dungeons & Dragons Club is the perfect opportunity for tweens and young teens (ages 11-up) to learn the ins and outs of the world's most popular tabletop roleplaying game! Each participant takes on the role of a unique character in a cooperative storytelling adventure, with decisions and dice rolls determining outcomes.

With support from Curse, an online toolkit for Dungeons and Dragons, participants will have access to online resources and will be led through gameplay with one of our friendly Dungeon Masters. All participants go home with their own dice set!

This course will meet for 6 2 hour sessions.





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