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Huntsville STEAM Works

Upper Elementary

Dungeons & Dragons for Kids


with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Dec 27, 2018 at 1 pm

Do you have a child in grades 3-6 interested in learning about Dungeons & Dragons? In two three-hour game sessions, kids will learn all about how to get started in the exciting world of everyone's favorite fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons, with guidance from an experienced Dungeon Master. Courtsey of Curse, Inc, participants will get access to all the resources in D&D Beyond for the duration of the game.

This workshop is limited to 6 participants, so register early for a spot.

Includes snack. Students who are also attending morning workshops may bring a sack lunch and remain for lunch supervision at no extra charge.

Elementary Electronics


with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jan 16, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 15 weeks

In this course, homeschooled students ages 8-12 wield the power of electronics with hands-on projects that break down complex technologies into modular components so they can experiment, build, prototype, and invent. Students will use Little Bits educational electronics kits to learn, as well as some homespun projects using items such as conductive dough and and by 'hacking' familiar household items.

No class March 20th. (Spring Break).

Fan Art for Kids


with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Dec 28, 2018 at 9 am

Does your child love comics, video games, cartoons, and creating art of their favorite characters? In this 3-hour workshop, young artists in grades 3-6 will get guidance from a working professional Lowe Mill and geek scene artist in drawing their fan-favorite characters. Kids can bring in their existing work to receive improvement tips, or work on something new!

Snack included. Students remaining for the afternoon Dungeons & Dragons for Kids session may bring a sack lunch and receive lunch supervision at no additional charge.


Logic, Puzzles, & Games


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Jan 17, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 15 weeks

How do speedcubers solve so fast? How can you be unbeatable at Tic-Tac-Toe? How can you balance a dozen nails on a single nailhead? In this class, homeschooled students in 4th-8th grades will get their game on by learning the ins and outs of elementary logic, puzzles, and games to stretch their critical thinking skills.

No class 3/21  - Spring Break.

Pixel Perfect Minecraft Art


with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Dec 27, 2018 at 9 am

Have you ever wanted to create retro-style pixel art... in Minecraft? In this Pixel Perfect 3-hour workshop, students in grades 3-6 will receive instruction from a working professional Lowe Mill artist and contribute to a dyamic realm of retro art in our ever-growing Minecraft gallery world. Computers provided.

Includes snack. Students remaining for the afternoon D&D for Kids session can bring a sack lunch and receive free lunch supervision.

Python Programming with Minecraft


with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Next session starts Feb 8, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 12 weeks

You’ve bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built structures in the blink of an eye? In this class, students will manipulate Minecraft with the power of Python, a free programming language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers!

Students in late elementary through early high school will begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use these new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft, duplicate entire buildings, and manipulate blocks. Students will see Minecraft in a whole new light while learning the basics of programming.

Basic keyboarding proficiency is REQUIRED. 30 wpm recommended. Students demonstrating under a 20 wpm typing speed in class will be pulled from class for keyboarding intervention. 20 wpm is a very slow-paced typing speed that most students in this age group should be able to achieve with a few weeks of basic touchtyping practice. is a free online resource you can use to assess your child's typing speed.

12 90-minute class sessions. Class does not meet March 22nd (Spring Break).

Robotics II


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Jan 15, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 15 weeks

This intermediate level Robotics course is intended for homeschooled students in 4th-8th grade with prior EV3 experience. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 with the added expansion. 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. 

Prerequisite: Students must have either prior experience with the EV3 Robot at home, experience on an FLL team, or have taken Robotics I.

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