Spark your child’s creativity at in-person Fall lessons by the #1 youth makerspace in the GTA, The STEAM Project! Students learn coding and STEAM topics through building hands-on projects in their state-of-the-art workshop. Plus, kids have access to advanced tools and technology, such as 3D printers, robotics, woodworking tools, and more!
The STEAM Project’s in-person courses are split into age groups based on students’ current grade (from JK to post-secondary in the 2022/2023 school year) and provide access to advanced tools and technology to create anything they imagine! Using machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters, students learn how to use new and emerging technologies and prototype their ideas to make them into reality. Kids leave their course excited about the new skills they learned and proud of the projects they built in class!
The STEAM Project — Fall In-Person Courses
Inventor Series: Mini Makers (JK-SK)
The STEAM Project’s Inventor journey begins with the Mini Maker program, where students learn skills around basic hand tools. With a large focus on developing dexterity and spatial awareness, projects are completed every week, combining workshop materials and techniques.
Inventor Series: SPARK (Gr. 1-2)
In Inventor: SPARK, students build confidence and independence around the makerspace as they are exposed to 2D and 3D design, woodworking and robotics. Projects are inspired by the Grade 1 and 2 Ontario Science & Technology Curriculum to give students a head start in school while having a blast!
Inventor Series: IGNITE (Gr. 3-4)
Inventor: IGNITE allows the graduates of the Spark program and beginners to start working with 2D and 3D design software, allowing them to translate what they see on a screen into something they can build with their hands! They use ipads, computers, hand tools, 3D printers, robotics and basic electronics in the makerspace.
Coding & Robotics JR (Gr. 2-4)
Intro to Coding & Robotics JR serves as an entry-level course for students to learn the basics of robotics and programming. By using tools such as the Micro:Bit and MakeCode to build a variety of projects, students develop a hands-on understanding of how to use code to control objects such as LED lights, sirens and buttons!
Coding & Robotics SR (Gr. 5-8)
In Intro to Coding & Robotics SR, students learn how to build more sophisticated machines powered by the Micro:Bit microcomputer and the MakeCode program. They begin to learn how to translate block code into Python and use it to program advanced robotics tools like ultrasonic distance sensors and soil moisture sensors!
Intro to Woodworking (Gr. 4-8)
Learn basic woodworking skills in a safe, exploration-based environment! Students learn basic safety practices, hand tools, construction techniques, and finishing methods. Over the course of several projects, students gain skills, accumulate experience and build confidence to pursue their own woodworking projects.
Art Tech Course (Gr. 4-8)
Have an idea that you want to bring to life? Come learn how to create resin art, make ceramic sculptures, explore fashion design, woodworking, painting and more with their team of talented instructors. Let The STEAM Project empower your kids with the tools to create their own art!
Battle Bots: Tank Edition (Gr. 4-9)
Design, build, and program a remote-controlled tank powerful enough to battle other robots! Students learn how to assemble and swap out accessories to customize how their robot battles. Battle Bots teaches electricity and circuits, programming and fabrication, to build a fun and complex project. May the best robot win!
Arduino Playground (Gr. 5-8)
Students fundamental knowledge about electronics and programming in a beginner-friendly environment. Throughout the course, students complete a series of maker projects designed around the Arduino microcontroller, including building a sci-fi spaceship interface, digital thermometer, and DIY keyboard.
Tiny Homes (Gr. 5-8)
Kids learn about architecture and design while building their dream tiny home! Students create architectural scale models using 3D design software and bring the design to life with the Tiny Home kit. They also assemble 1:12 scale IKEA furniture, 3D-printed mini LED lamps, and textiles with a fabric weaving kit.
The STEAM Project Fall Lessons
When: Fall Session October 8 – December 14, 2022
Where: 561 Edward Avenue (Unit 1), Richmond Hill
Find our full list of Fall Lessons here!