Courses & Camps

Advanced Maker Workshop: Sewn Circuits

Advanced Maker Workshop (Ages 13+): Sewn Circuits

Come tinker with us! Explore electric circuits in a new way by sewing them! A Science World Tinkerer will show you how to use conductive thread, LEDs and felt to create your own whimsical light-up projects. At the end, you ll have your very own sewn circuit! No prior sewing experience is required.

 

What is "tinkering"?

Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we learn about scientific topics, make new things from existing parts, solve problems, and learn by making mistakes.

 

Some specialized materials for this workshop will be provided by Science World. Other materials will not and will need to be provided by the participant to complete the activity. Science World will provide:

  • Sew-able battery clip
  • Conductive thread
  • 1 coin battery
  • LED lights

 

These required materials will NOT be provided by Science World. Please bring the following materials to the virtual session:

  • Felt or similar fabric, at least two sheets but more preferred
  • Sewing needle (with a large loop for thick conductive thread)
  • Regular thread
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers
  • Pencil and scrap paper
  • Pliers (small or needle-nose preferred)

 

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration. We will send link to you prior to the workshop.

  • You are encouraged to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully. You may be asked to mute your microphone during some parts of the workshop.
  • The kit of materials will be mailed to you for use during the workshop if you register before May 25th. If you register after, kits with the materials can be picked up by registrants at the Science World Kaleidoscope Science Store.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for absences. Refunds will NOT be given if a registrant cancels in the week prior to the program.

Advanced Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Bookbinding

Advanced Maker Workshop (Ages 13+): Tinkering with Bookbinding

In this workshop, participants will learn basic bookbinding techniques, including pamphlet stitch, side stitch, and accordion fold. A Science World Tinkerer will lead you through the steps and teach you about materials, tools, and bookbinding tips. You will learn the skills you need to start exploring and tinkering with this craft that emphasizes the  A  in  STEAM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, & Mathematics)!

For ages 13+
This workshop is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

What is "tinkering"?

Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we learn about scientific topics, make new things from existing parts, solve problems, and learn by making mistakes.

 

Materials will NOT be provided for this workshop. Please bring the following materials to the virtual session:

  • At least 30 sheets of plain 8.5 x 11 (Letter) sized paper, printer paper is appropriate
  • Sewing needle or bookbinding needle
  • Thick thread or string   it must fit through the needle you are using. Linen thread, cord, thin yarn, or embroidery thread are appropriate
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Push pin or awl (thin, pointed tool used to make holes in paper)
  • Optional   5 of sheets of decorative paper to make covers
  • Optional   cutting board and utility knife

 

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration. We will send link to you prior to the workshop.

  • You are encouraged to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully. You may be asked to mute your microphone during some parts of the workshop.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for absences. Refunds will NOT be given if a registrant cancels in the week prior to the program.

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Catapults

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Catapults

A catapult is a device that uses tension or stored energy to launch an object. Can you build a catapult using everyday materials? In this workshop, a Science World Tinkerer will help you imagine, create, and test a catapult made from items and materials you can find at home. You will modify them to achieve increased distance, height, accuracy, or a goal of your own choosing. What will your catapult look like?

 

What is "tinkering"?

Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we learn about scientific topics, make new things from existing parts, solve problems, and learn by making mistakes. In this workshop, participants will not be shown how to make a catapult step-by-step, but be encouraged to use the materials they have available to create their own unique design.

 

Materials will NOT be provided for this workshop. Please bring the following materials to the virtual session:

  • Spoon - one or more of different sizes
  • Soft object to launch - e.g. a pom pom, cotton ball, aluminum foil ball, or similar
  • Elastic bands
  • Tape
  • One or more cylindrical objects to create a fulcrum - e.g. a large marker, empty spool of thread, toilet paper roll, or similar
  • Optional - assorted materials - markers, cardboard, bottle caps, popsicle sticks, LEGO, binder clips, ruler/measuring tape, etc.

 

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration. We will send link to you prior to the workshop.

  • An adult must be present at all times during the workshop.
  • You are encouraged to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully. You may be asked to mute your microphone during some parts of the workshop.
  • Please be ready to interact and explore with your child during the workshop.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for absences. Refunds will NOT be given if a registrant cancels in the week prior to the program.

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Wiggle Bots

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Wiggle Bots

A wiggle bot is a simple robot that can shake, wiggle, and dance across a table! In this workshop, a Science World Tinkerer will help you imagine, create, and test a Wiggle Bot made with a motor and materials you can find at home. You will learn how to make a simple circuit to make your motor turn on. What will your Wiggle Bot look like?

 

What is "tinkering"?

Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we learn about scientific topics, make new things from existing parts, solve problems, and learn by making mistakes. In this workshop, participants will not be shown how to make a Wiggle Bot step-by-step, but be encouraged to use the materials they have to create their own unique design.

Some specialized materials for this workshop will be provided by Science World. Other materials will not and will need to be provided by the participant to complete the activity. Science World will provide:

  • Motor
  • Battery pack
  • Wires

 

These required materials will NOT be provided by Science World. Please bring the following materials to the virtual session:

  • Two AA batteries
  • One or more plastic containers of different sizes to make the body of your Wiggle Bot (ex. recycled yogurt container, strawberry basket, or plastic cup)
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape
  • Optional   markers, pipe cleaners, paper, popsicle sticks, googly eyes, binder clips, and other craft materials.

 

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration. We will send link to you prior to the workshop.

  • An adult must be present at all times during the workshop.
  • You are encouraged to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully. You may be asked to mute your microphone during some parts of the workshop.
  • Please be ready to interact and explore with your child during the workshop.
  • A kit of materials will be mailed to you for use during the workshop if you register before May 19th. If you register after, kits with the materials can be picked up at the Science World Kaleidoscope Science Store.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for absences. Refunds will NOT be given if a registrant cancels in the week prior to the program.

PCC Preschoolers 21-22 – Plant Detectives: Seeds, Flowers and Pollinators

This program is for preschool children ages 3-5 years. No younger or older children accepted.

Science World reserves the right to cancel a registration for a younger or older child.

Science World Members: We recommend you create or sign-in to your online membership account using the primary contact s membership number, last name and postal code prior to registration date.

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