reDiscover Center Pasadena

STEM, Tinkering, and the Freedom to Build!

 

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reDiscover Center Pasadena offers camps, workshops, classes, teacher professional development, adult workshops, and corporate retreats in the Pasadena/Glendale/east San Fernando Valley area.  Classes focus on creativity, art, STEM, design, and using your hands to make new stuff.  See links below for more information.

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Fall 2017 Classes and Events

 
NEW! Crazy Machines 
Learn new tools, new mechanisms, and build something truly creative in this completely hands-on class. Students will learn different mechanical elements (like crank shafts, pulleys, cams, and gears) and how to quickly build functional mockups. Students will apply their knowledge to build their own unique, creative moving sculptures in each class. Students will learn how to safely use an x-acto knife, an electric cardboard cutter, hot glue, and more. This class covers the engineering design process, prototyping, mechanisms, and safe tool usage, with a focus on creativity and open ended problem solving. The class ends with a presentation of student work. (No prerequisites required). Great for girls.
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Fall I: September 7 – October 19 (7 weeks)
Fall II: October 23 – December 14 (7 weeks)
No Class: November 23
Thursday 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Ages: 7 – 12
Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
Register here:
http://www.cclcf.org/index.lasso?L9_PAGE=Product&PC_ID=13

 

Art, Tinkering, & Invention--Barbarians and Spaceships
for homeschoolers
in partnership with Home School Coaches

Vikings beware!  Learn new tools and make something creative that you want to build.  Students will learn (or review) how to safely use the power drill, hand-saws, and hobby tools.  We’ll cover the design process, and then walk students through their own project building artifacts from history, their view of the future, or something in between.  Students will work with wood, fabric, cardboard, and other creative reuse materials.  This class covers the engineering design process, prototyping, and safe tool usage, with a focus on creativity, team work, persistence, and open ended problem solving.  The class ends with a presentation of student work.  Great for girls.
(No prerequisites required).

Meets NGSS standards for engineering ETS 1.A and ETS 1.B. 

6 weeks, on Fridays:  Sep. 8-Oct. 13
Choose a session:
9:40am to 11:30am for 3rd to 7th grade
12pm to 2pm for high school
2:15pm to 4:15pm for 3rd to 7th grade
St. James United Methodist Church
2033 E Washington Blvd,
Pasadena, CA 91104
Non-charter fee:  $220/student. Register online 
With homeschool charter:  $270/student.  Email HSC for payment.
Want free tuition?  Lend us a portable air conditioning unit for the fall and get 1 free tuition and our eternal appreciation.  All other students receive a $12 discount that we’d otherwise spend on an AC unit.
Some scholarships available.  Contact pasadena@rediscovercenter.org for our no-stress application.
To Register:  Contact Abby with Home School Coaches abby@homeschoolcoaches.com
 
Art, Tinkering, & Invention--Dinosaurs in Motion 
in partnership with Home School Coaches

Learn new tools and make something creative that you want to build. In this session we’ll ask students to figure out how to make animals that move. We’ll focus on different types of movable joints, how to use pulleys and hinges, and how to control a character to get the motion you want. Students will learn (or review) how to safely use the power drill, hand-saws, and hobby tools. We’ll cover the design process, and then walk students through their own project from brainstorming to fabrication. Students will work with wood, fabric, cardboard, and other creative reuse materials. This class covers the engineering design process, prototyping, and safe tool usage, with a focus on creativity, team work, persistence, and open ended problem solving. The class ends with a live, moving presentation of student work. Great for girls.
(No prerequisites required).
Meets NGSS standards for engineering ETS 1.A and ETS 1.B.

6 weeks, on Fridays: Oct. 20-Dec. 8 (no class on 11/10 and 11/24)
Choose a session:
9:40am to 11:30am for 3rd to 7th grade
12pm to 2pm for high school
2:15pm to 4:15pm for 3rd to 7th grade
St. James United Methodist Church
2033 E Washington Blvd,
Pasadena, CA 91104
Non-charter fee:  $220/student. Register online 
With homeschool charter:  $270/student.  Email HSC for payment.
To Register:  Contact Abby with Home School Coaches abby@homeschoolcoaches.com

 

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