Afterschool Makers Club
For 5th-7th grade students
A unique science and engineering program for 5th-7th grade students. Join in the “Maker” movement which emphasizes learning by doing and encourages creativity, invention, and innovation. Over the series of courses students will be designing, building, and tinkering with the goal of making a creation that they will exhibit at CuriOdyssey’s booth at Maker Faire 2017! CuriOdyssey staff will have several project ideas centered around “Power and Patterns”, allowing unique experience for the first time or returning participant. Learning safe tool usage, drawing schematics, building and testing, and plenty of tinkering will precede the final product. CuriOdyssey educators will provide guidance and support to our young “Do It Yourselfers” (DIY) and students will enjoy an authentic hands-on science and engineering practices that develop important critical thinking skills.
Students will be able to experience a day at Maker Faire 2017 as a participant and representative of CuriOdyssey Makers Club. Maker Faire 2017 will be held at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds May 19th – 21st. If your child likes to be creative, enjoys a challenge, and/or is inspired by making things, then don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the “Maker” community.
The Maker’s Club will have two sessions. Both sessions will have participants “making”. The fall session will emphasize the engineering process and the winter/spring session will include participation in Maker Faire 2017.
Grades: 5th-7th grade students
Class Days: Students meet on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
Class Times: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Winter/Spring Session: Jan. 20, Feb. 3&17, Mar. 3&17, Apr. 21, May 5&19 (no class 1/6 or 4/7)
Fee: *Winter/Spring Session- Member $599/participant; Non-Member: $629/participant
*Fee includes special Friday pass and a one day youth ticket to Bay Area Maker Faire 2017. There is a two payment option. First payment due upon registration. The balance will be charged on 3/1/17.