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Hands-On STEM Classes

STEM Education is More Important Than Ever

The Lancaster Science Factory presented an expanded schedule of hands-on STEM classes in Winter/Spring 2021.  Stay tuned for a new schedule in Fall 2021!  Workshops and six-week series on a variety of STEM topics will be offered to K-8th grade students.  Class attendees get to stay and play in our exhibit hall with a parent for free.

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Past Class Schedule (New Schedule Coming Soon!):

Hands-on STEM for grades K – 3: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Outrageous Outer Space: In our final six-week series, students will soar through our solar system and beyond to learn about planets, stars, the Sun, Astronauts, and more! Each 90-minute lesson is interdisciplinary and will feature a space lesson, math and counting activity, and engineering challenge project related to the lesson. Students will bring home what they make in each lesson.

Maker Space Workshops for grades 3 – 8: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Junk Drawer Inventor: Students in this class will use up-cycled household and common objects to solve a variety of engineering challenges. Creativity and critical thinking will be key as students make cardboard creations, build cities and bridges, take apart and reimagine toys, build hydraulic lifts and more! Each 90-minute class is designed to make students look differently at the world around them, observing common objects and imagining new purposes for them.


Hands-on STEM for grades K – 3 – Fridays, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Outrageous Outer Space: In our final six-week series, students will soar through our solar system and beyond to learn about planets, stars, the Sun, Astronauts, and more! Each 90-minute lesson is interdisciplinary and will feature a space lesson, math and counting activity, and engineering challenge project related to the lesson. Students will bring home what they make in each lesson.

Maker Space Workshops for grades 3 – 8: Fridays, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Circuit Lab: In each 90-minute class 3rd – 8th grade students will learn how electricity flows in a circuit by making them from different materials such as paper, conductive ink, dough, and more. They’ll learn the relationship between energy and magnetism, and how electricity can be converted to kinetic energy (motion).


Saturday Maker Camp for grades 2 – 8: Saturdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Tinkercad Design Camp: In this Maker Camp, students will learn 3D Printing and beginner CAD design and how those skills can be applied in the real world. Each week students will be presented with a design prompt and will work collaboratively to make unique prototypes. Projects include personalized keychains, spaceships, game pieces, action figures, and more. Lessons are aligned with 21st Century Skills and students will take home each item they make.


OPEN TINKERING ON WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday hours are 10am – 5pm! Join us in the morning, afternoon, or after school to enjoy over 70 interactive exhibits plus FREE tinkering activities in the Maker Space! Try our new Circuit Board table, check out robots from our Robot Library, pull up a chair at our Coding Stations, or get a custom 3D Print or Laser cut souvenir to take home!