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Fun Science Classes Back at the Fab Lab in Sarasota

Weekly hands on science classes are returning at the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab in October. STEAM Saturdays classes provide students from grades 1-12 with a unique opportunity to explore various science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) areas through engaging activities and using high-tech Fab Lab equipment such as laser cutters, vinyl cutters, 3D printers and more.

Volunteer Vianna helps Wesley customize his bot before the first Battlebots class duel.

Among returning class themes are Engineering, Art & Design, Battlebots, Coding, and Chemistry. Exciting new classes exploring Architecture, Forensics, Web Development and Music have been added. 

Classes to suit all ages and interests are available. Activities range from designing and building a laser cut tiny home in “Architecture” class to discovering the science of baking cookies in “Food Science” class (taste tests included). No experience is required. Classes run weekly from 9 am-1 pm beginning Saturday, October 1. Each session is $40 and includes all supplies and take-home projects. Registration is now open, but limited spaces are available, and sessions sell out quickly. For the full schedule and more information, visit HERE.

STEAM Science
Robin shows off the digital art she programmed using Python coding language in Coding class.

STEAM Saturdays classes are developed and led by high school students from the lab’s Student Planning & Education Committee (SPEC), an innovative leadership program that empowers students to pursue their interests while making learning fun and engaging for students of all ages. With support from Fab Lab staff and trained educators, SPEC students learn how to design curriculum, prototype activities, train support volunteers and manage a classroom.

About the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab

The Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization founded with the mission to inspire and support tomorrow’s innovators through experiential learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Through its fabrication lab and innovative programs, the Suncoast Science Center encourages people of all ages to explore ideas, build skills and confidence, and become lifelong learners. To learn more, visit Suncoast Science or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Feature Photo Caption: Chemistry class participant stares in wonder at the lava lamp he created!

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