2500 Old Alabama Rd.
Suite 5 - Science Center    
Suite 21 - STEM Lab 
Roswell, GA 30076    
770 641-9336

 

NEW DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

Wood-Framed Holiday Signs Workshop
Friday, December 14
10:00am-12:00pm
Ages 8-14
Students practice measurement of lines and angles, learn to safely use basic woodworking tools, and create awesome wood-framed holiday signs they can take home. Space is limited.
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$25 (sibling discount available at checkout)

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Woodworking Basics Workshop
Tuesday, December 18 
10:00am-12:00pm
Ages 8-14
In addition to working safely with tools, students learn the basics of woodworking and staining, and create stained wood ornaments they can take home. Space is limited.
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20 (sibling discount available at checkout)
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BIOHACKER LABS

DIY Biotech Labs are increasingly popular with amateur scientists throughout the world. In this workshop series, participants learn about biohacking - what it is and what it is not, practice different techniques used in molecular biology labs, and learn about DIY Bio citizen scientist projects. $30-$40/workshop depending on supply cost for the laboratory techniques used.

Ages 14+

Dates listed below.

10:00am-12:00pm

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)

Instructor: Dr. Tonya Shearer

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  • DNA Basics and Extraction Techniques - Thursday, December 13, 10:00am-12:00pm DNA is the blueprint for our characteristics and cellular activities. Learn about the structure of DNA, how it is organized into coding and non-coding regions, and practice DNA extraction methods. $30

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction - Thursday, January 17, 10:00am-12:00pm PCR is a common method to isolate and amplify (make lots of copies of) specific genetic loci from a genome. Participants learn the theory of the polymerase chain reaction, and set up PCRs to amplify a target gene. $40

  • RFLP and Gel Electrophoresis - Thursday, February 7, 10:00am-12:00pm Participants learn how to break up DNA sequences at restriction sites, and use gel electrophoresis to separate fragments based on size. We discuss when this method is used in science and forensics. $40

  • DNA Sequencing and Analysis - Thursday, March 14, 10:00am-12:00pm Learn the methods used to determine an organisms DNA sequence, translate DNA codes into amino acid sequences, and search genetic databases to compare DNA sequences. $30

  • DNA Barcoding - Thursday, April 11, 10:00am-12:00pm In many cases, scientists are able to use a short genetic marker to classify an individual to a specific species. Students practice DNA barcoding methods to identify different organisms, and learn about citizen scientist barcoding projects. $30

  • Genetic Engineering and CRISPR - Thursday, May 9, 10:00am-12:00pm CRISPR is a gene-editing tool that allows scientists to alter a gene's DNA sequence and influence the gene's function. Students try their hand at CRISPR techniques on non-pathogenic bacteria. $40​

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WOODWORKING SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
Fridays, Jan 18-May 3 (no workshops Feb 22, Apr 5)
12:30pm-2:30pm
Ages 8-14
Crafting with wood is all about science and math. In these workshops, students explore the science of wood, stains, color theory and symmetry, practice measurement of lines and angles, and learn to safely use basic woodworking tools to create awesome craft signs and projects they can take home. Family Crafting Workshops let the family join in on the fun to create a family project (although family participation is not required).

  • Frame Building – Friday, January 18, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Tertiary Color Signs(sports and activities theme) – Friday, January 25, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Symmetry in String Art – Friday, February 1, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Family Crafting Workshop: Valentine Stacking Blocks – Friday, February 8, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Science of Wood Preparation – Friday, March 1, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Analogous Color Signs (ocean theme) – Friday, March 8, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Complementary Color Signs – Friday, March 15, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Family Crafting Workshop: Spring Pallet Signs – Friday, March 22, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Frame Building – Friday, March 29, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Your Brain on Color – Friday, April 12, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Stain Science – Friday, April 19, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Family Crafting Workshop: Family Name Signs – Friday, April 26, 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Free Build – Friday, May 3, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Instructor: Becky van Rooyen, BSc
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$35/class
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