2020-2021 Homeschool & Afterschool STEAM Courses

STEAM Course Descriptions & Registration

RUSH Force & Motion (@ Rush Trampoline Park)

Date: Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Category: STEAM Special Events

FALL 2020 Courses will begin in October. Specific program information is below but more may be added. Please contact us directly if you have a group who would like to schedule a program or event separate from the options below.

STEAM Buffet
Ages 4-12
12:30pm-3:30pm
October 9, 23   November 6, 20  December 4                                     
  $129 for registration for the series                                                     
It’s all hands on deck as students enter the wondrous world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! These three hour drop off events will be filled with explosive, hands on STEAM experiments that cover each of the core areas of STEAM. Scientists will have a variety of experiments to choose from each day and will be provided time and materials to dive deep into whatever interests them most. These include Virtual Reality, Coding, Robotics, LEGO, Engineering and Design, Art, Science Exploration and much more. They can work in groups or alone but will experience and enjoy the magic of STEAM. This structured setting will allow each camper time to explore his/her own mind and examine whatever excites them most! If you do not want to register for all five events as a block, please contact the office at 341-1400 to register.

RUSH Force & Motion
9:00am-3:00pm     
October 16 and November 13                                                                                                 $45/day                                     

AAALC and RUSH are teaming up to offer a one of a kind STEAM class experience.  Participants will spend each day at RUSH Trampoline Park in Jensen Beach exploring the science behind jumping, flipping and parkour! Half the session will be spent in classroom lessons on force, motion, energy and related Physical Science, while the other half will be spent jumping, experiencing and experimenting with what they have learned. Is your child familiar with Newton’s Laws of Motion and how they are evident in the world around us? What is the difference between kinetic, potential and thermal energy and why does it matter? Students will be provided with experiences that allow them to observe, record, experiment and understand what forces are at work when objects move! Students will be taught and supervised by certified teachers and will participate in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math activities prior to participation on the trampoline floor. Cost includes all jumps, socks and related course materials.

LEGO Robotics Teams: Preschool, Elementary & Middle
Thursdays -  October 8, 15, 22, 29  November 5, 12, 19
2:30pm-3:30pm Ages 4-6 Discovery                                                                               
3:45pm-4:45pm  Ages 5-9  Explore
5:00pm-6:30pm   Ages 9-14 Challenge                                                                             $79-$159 per program                                    
FIRST LEGO is an exploration based program where children use LEGO to complete engineering and design challenges that encourage team building, collaborative learning and problem solving. Younger teams will display work in an expo format while older teams will have the opportunity to compete pending plans related to local competitions. Teams will be formed by age/grade groups and will meet Thursdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm, 3:45pm-4:45pm or 5:00-6:30pm. 

Minecraft Education: Engineering Challenge 
Wednesdays - October 14, 21, 28  November 4, 11, 18     
4:30pm-6:00pm                                                                                                                                $99/program

Scientific American declared, "...not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging." Minecraft meets S.T.E.A.M. as students are challenged to create items based on the popular Minecraft game. Participants will be challenged to design and capture a Creeper, build a block tower and Minecraft blocks, create an animal pen and much more. These S.T.E.A.M. engineering activities will utilize Minecraft to engage children through project based learning.

If you are interested in online Minecraft Courses, registration is available at Minecraft Education ONLINE Courses.

*Registration for these courses must be done through the website and are separate from full day homeschool classes that are offered.

STEAM Courses are offered in blocks of several weeks based on the course. The price covers the cost of the entire course unless otherwise noted. There are no sibling discounts or reduced rates for multiple courses as space is very limited and courses fill up quickly. Dates, times and location of courses are indicated below. There is a $35 fee to cancel any course registration up to two weeks prior to the course. Within two weeks of the course, no refunds are issued. If a course is closed for registration, please contact the office to be placed on a Waiting List. (Contact the office at 341-1400 for information after those dates each semester.)