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STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturdays classes will return during the 2021-22 school year! Check back soon for the schedule and registration.

Join us for a FUN, hands on exploration into different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Take part in fun activities and collaborative challenges plus create take-home projects using high-tech Fab Lab equipment like the vinyl cutter, laser cutter, foam cutter and more.

Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm
$40 per class, includes all supplies

CHEMISTRY

Let's get messy with some super fun kitchen chemistry! Learn about different chemical reactions and how you can experiment with them using simple household products.

Led by: Selby Klanot or Alison Whiteside

CODING

Coders unite! Explore computer programming using drag and drop program Scratch or Python programming language. Older students will level up with data structures and problem-solving by sorting algorithm visualizations. 

Great skill-building class and college app booster! Coding experience not required for any level.

Led by: Pragnya Govindu, Uday Goyat, Julia Kourelakos or Nicole Ter Doest

ELECTRONICS

It's electric! Learn the basics of circuitry and soldering and create your own powerful electronic masterpieces.

Led by: Natalie Carrion

ENGINEERING

Work collaboratively to solve a variety of engineering challenges, testing both critical thinking and creative approaches to problem-solving!

Led by: Max Fischer or Diego Morales

ROBOTICS

Learn the basics of coding while building a robot and teaching it to perform a variety of tasks that will come in handy for team challenges!

Led by: Natalie Carrion or Diego Morales

COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies

Click here for COVID-19 Policies

*Check-in (8:30am) and check-out (12:30pm) will take place outside of the main entrance located near the rear of the building. In an effort to reduce crowding, a staff member or volunteer will help you check-in your child outside so you do not have to enter the lab. If someone other than you will be picking up your child, please notify Suncoast Science Center (SSC) staff so that person’s name can be added to your account.

*Staff, volunteer and participant temperatures will be taken at check-in. If any participants’ temperature is above 100.4, you will be required to take your child home.

*Staff, instructors and volunteers are required to wear face coverings. STEM Saturdays participants under age 12 are highly encouraged to bring and wear their own face covering but it is not a requirement. Participants over age 12 are required to wear a face covering. In the event a participant does not have a face covering, we will have extras available. If a participant over age 12 is unable to wear a mask due to health issues, please contact SSC staff to discuss.

*Laptops, lab equipment and other tools used during STEM Saturdays classes will be sanitized before and after use using EPA approved cleaning products. Antibacterial soap is available in all restrooms to promote frequent handwashing and hand sanitizer is also available throughout the lab.

*To reduce unnecessary contact, please feel free to pack a snack for your child to enjoy during the designated snack time. Your child may also bring a refillable bottle for water which will be available at the lab.

*Students should wear comfortable, fitted, casual clothing and closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. Gym or tennis shoes – NO SANDALS or FLIP FLOPS. Loose clothing and jewelry are not permitted for safety purposes and long hair must be secured.

Any additional questions? Call us at 941-840-4394 or email info@suncoastscience.org.

Meet your FABulous instructors

STEM Saturdays classes are developed for students, by our talented high school student leaders. Click the photo below to learn more about each instructor!

Suncoast Science Center
4452 S Beneva Road
Sarasota Florida 34233
info@suncoastscience.org
941-840-4394

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