Virtual Discovery Lab 2020

August 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Your Home! (Online)

Thanks to a generous donation from the Association of Science and Technology Centers and the Voya Foundation, Discovery Lab 2020 will be going virtual!

Our plans are to begin on June 11 with FREE weekly maker sessions, technology-focused workshops, and an end-of-summer virtual Discovery Fair. Activities are geared toward rising 6th-12th graders.

Materials and supplies will be made available to participants via no-contact pickup at the museum building (67 Columbus Road, Athens) or home delivery.

Register today and sign up to receive maker supplies, private Zoom link, and Discovery Lab Flipgrid access.

Discovery Lab 2020 will utilize Zoom web-conferencing for synchronous meetings and Flipgrid for asynchronous sharing of project progress. Phone-in options are available to participants without internet access at home. Experienced mentors are available during maker sessions and on Flipgrid to support students in learning new skills.

Discovery Lab maker sessions will focus on opportunities to build and create, incorporating STEAM (STEM+Arts) to support authentic learning in a project-based format. Technology-focused workshops will introduce participants to incorporate technology into their maker projects at home.

Discovery Lab Zoom Meetup dates:

Register by June 4, 2020. Give Flipgrid Consent by June 10, 2020.

Thursday, June 11, 6:00-8:00pm: Motion – Build a vehicle

Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00pm:Hydraulics

Thursday, June 25, 6:00-8:00pm: Design a Toy

Thursday, July 2, 6:00-8:00pm: Telling your Story – documentaries, video editing, audio editing

Thursday, July 9, 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, July 16, 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, July 23, 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, July 30, 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday, August 8, 10:00am-12:00pm Virtual Discovery Fair!

Thursday, August 6, 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, August 13, 6:00-8:00pm