Science Math and Robotic Technology Education (SMaRT Education), is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Southern California. We are built on the forward-thinking investment approach that youth in our programs will be
the next inventors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.
Virtual Maker Labs
and Coding Classes
Join us (virtually) to explore the magical world of STEAM with online Maker Labs and Coding Classes!
Our Virtual Maker Labs and Coding Workshops give your students the opportunity to build a fun project and learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math! You provide the kids and laptops and we'll provide the fun!
Light Up Unicorn Headband Maker Lab
Date: Saturday January 23rd,2021
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Cost: $39 (incl. materials) per child
Ages: 6 to 10 years old
Everyone wants to be a unicorn! Learn about circuits by making a light-up unicorn headband. Build the circuit and fold the pre-cut pieces to bring your unicorn headband to life! It’s a project that’s all about smarts & self expression! Students will learn about how electricity flows, what a completed circuit is, conductors vs insulators, and more!
Families must pick up their light up unicorn headband kit Saturday January 16 between 11:30am and 12:30pm at our science and technology center in Palm Springs. Please remember to wear your masks when picking up your kit.
Virtual BrushBot Maker Lab
Date: Saturday January 30th, 2021
Time 9:30 am to 11:30am
Cost $32 (incl. materials) per child
Ages: 6 to 10 years old
Turn a toothbrush into a BrushBot that scoots around like crazy! Use a small vibrating motor to turn the brush bristles into thousands of little legs! Students will learn about how electricity flows, what a completed circuit is, conductors vs insulators, and more!
Families must pick up their brushbot kit Saturday January 23rd between 11:30 am and 12:30pm at our science and technology center in Palm Springs. Please remember to wear your masks when picking up your kit.
Adult Help at Home (applies to all virtual classes)-
While we believe our job is to guide students in making their own discoveries, and that adults should get out of their way as much as possible, an adult will need to be close by and available to help during the virtual class in case a student needs it. Though risk is minimal, adults in the home should be mindful of students to help prevent injury from swallowing small parts. Additionally, students may need a little help with connecting wires and other instructions requiring fine motor skills during our Maker Lab classes or help finding and identifying specific components during coding classes.
Zoom Etiquette (applies to all virtual classes)-
Though many of our students have become proficient Zoom users over the past few months, please take a moment to go over the following information with them to ensure everyone has the best experience possible.
While in a SMaRT Virtual Class or Workshop, we ask that families provide a quiet space for students to work with minimal distractions (like TVs, pets, siblings, etc…) whenever possible. Advise household members that your child will be joining a virtual class to help minimize interruptions and distractions.
Please have all materials needed for Virtual Maker Labs on hand before class starts.
Encourage students to use the restroom before class starts to avoid missing instructions. Instructors cannot hold up the class whenever someone needs to walk away.
Cameras must be on during class to help facilitate interaction with the instructor.
Be sure your child knows how to Mute/Unmute the microphone.
Be sure the student’s name shows on the screen (not mom’s or dad’s, or someone else’s).
Taking screenshots and/or recording of the class is strictly prohibited to protect the privacy and safety of all students in attendance.
Please disable any virtual backgrounds as they can interfere with the instructor’s ability to clearly see the student’s project if the student needs help or has a question.
The chat feature in Zoom can be used to communicate with the instructor for help or to ask a question but no other comments are allowed.
Please email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
SMaRT Education reserves the right to further modify the format as needed. Protocols will continue to be refined and adjusted as needed to ensure a good experience for all.
A refund is given only when the SMaRT Education cancels the class. SMaRT Education reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule programs at any time. Credit is not given for absences or missed classes.
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