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Hands-On STEM Classes

STEM Education is More Important Than Ever

The Lancaster Science Factory proudly presents an expanded schedule of hands-on STEM classes in 2021! We are committed to providing  a safe environment for interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math lessons for kids in grades K through 8.  Students grow their confidence in STEM topics while building, experimenting, and designing in a way they can’t in a virtual class.  Class attendees get to stay and play in our exhibit hall with a parent for free! Parents may sign children up for individual classes but a discount will be given for students enrolled in a full six-week series. 

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Winter/Spring 2021 Classes:

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

*Beginning April 22nd** 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

*Beginning April 22nd* 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

*Beginning April 22nd** 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

*Beginning April 23rd* 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

*Beginning April 24th* 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

Starting April 21st, our Wednesday hours will be 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!