In our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) Power Room, we encourage our members to explore their ideas and imaginations.
We are looking for creative, inquisitive individuals to come to STEAM and explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment for kids to get involved in hands-on, experienced based learning and fun. It’s a place where ideas can be conjured up and put into action. Ingenuity and activity are highly encouraged.
WHAT WE DO IN THE STEAM ROOM
Design and Engineering
Get involved with the design and building of towers, bridges and a variety of contraptions. Work individually or with a friend to create the tallest, longest and strongest structures possible.
Experimentation and Demonstration
Take part in the experiments or demonstrations that deal with a wide variety of STEAM related topics. We have built electromagnets, created lava lamps, explored the density of different liquids, constructed bottle rockets and just experimented with what happens when you mix this with that. We have much more to explore.
Help design, engineer and construct theatrical sets for our BGCSV Riverbend Theater Company. Learn what it takes to plan and build a set for a theatrical production. You will measure, cut, lift, screw together, tape, paint, trim and a wide array of other skills you never expected to do. In the end, you get to say with pride, “I helped build that!”
Stop Motion Animation
Use your creativity to develop an idea, create a storyboard, and then using claymation techniques, LEGO people and blocks, or some method of your own imagination to film a stop motion video. It will take time and lots of patience, but be well worth the effort when your vision hits the screen.
We build with K’nex. We race Hot Wheels. We troubleshoot mechanical computers. We take stuff apart. We code and play with robots. We build with Snap Circuits. We do lots of stuff, and we have fun.
A daily option for those who feel like it’s a LEGO building day. Come and just build to your hearts content or take part in many of the monthly design and construction competitions. It’s all about connecting the blocks, and we have plenty!
It’s a maker space for kids. We got junk and you can use it as you choose. From the creation of robots to simple machines and catapults to works of art, we have made it here.
Chromebooks and Tablets
Take advantage of using our technology for homework completion, learning code and interacting with STEAM related games and activities