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Weekend Science Classes for Kids Return at the Fab Lab

The Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab’s STEAM Saturdays classes are back by popular demand! The weekly courses provide students from grades 1-12 with a unique opportunity to explore various science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas through engaging hands-on activities and the use of high-tech Fab Lab equipment such as laser cutters, vinyl cutters, 3D printers and more.

STEAM Saturdays run weekly from 10 am-1 pm beginning Saturday, October 2. Returning classes include Robotics, Engineering, Chemistry, and Art Lab, while new courses like Coding & Artificial Intelligence, Electric Engineering, and Build Your Brand have been added. 

All students are invited to spend their Saturday at the Fab Lab! There are classes to suit every age and interest, from creating spooky pumpkin volcanoes in “Halloween Chemistry” to programming a robot to travel across a zipline in “Engineering” class. No experience is required. Classes are $40 and include all supplies and take-home projects. Limited spaces are available, and sessions sell out quickly. For the full schedule and more information, visit HERE.

STEAM Saturdays classes are developed and led by volunteers from the lab’s Student Proposals & Education Committee (SPEC), an innovative leadership program that empowers high school students to pursue their passions while making STEAM learning fun and approachable for students of all ages. With support from Fab Lab staff and expert mentors, SPEC students manage all aspects of class development, including designing curriculum, prototyping activities, training support volunteers and managing the classroom.

About the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab

The Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab is a 501(c)(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 the website or connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Photo Captions:1. Slime Time! Chemistry student shows off her galactic slime!

Photos all courtesy of The Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab

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