Bring Thinkery to your school this year! Our 90-minute Exploration Workshops are Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-aligned and offer a dynamic, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts. Our Move-Explore-Create model promotes critical thinking, collaboration and creativity for 1st–5th grade students.

Select from STEAM related topics that cover electricity, programming & more.

  • Format: 90-minute workshop for up to 25 students; includes two Thinkery Educators, three activities and materials for hands-on exploration and making, one topic option per workshop/session.
  • Thinkery can serve one class at a time and a maximum of two classes per day.
  • Thinkery staff will travel to your site to deliver these interactive programs in your classroom. Teachers must remain with their class during the workshop and are asked to participate in the fun!
  • Thinkery is committed to serving the community and bringing innovative, hands-on learning experiences to your location. In order to serve our community, there will be an additional fee for destinations further than 20 miles from Thinkery (1830 Simond Ave, 78723) 

Thanks for your interest. We are no longer accepting requests the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Program Offerings


Program & Create

What does it mean to code something? What is a programming language? Explore robots to put codes into action.

Move: Experience a physical programming language: use your body to code a Human Robot with your classmates!

Explore: Investigate inputs & outputs as you discover how to program a Mouse-bot to follow your commands.

Create: Imagine, then design a world for your mouse-bot character to navigate. Where will you go? What will you do?

Electricity & Circuits

How does electricity flow? How can you power multiple devices? Learn basic circuitry & tinker with electricity. Apply this knowledge while exploring a variety of materials.

Move: Human Circuit — Get active and use your body to model the flow of electricity in a circuit

Explore: Circuit Blocks — Tinker with circuit components and make series and parallel connections

Create: Paper Circuits — Design and build a working circuit to take home and share


Program & Create

What does it mean to code something? What is a programming language? Explore robots to put codes into action.

Move: Experience a physical programming language: use your body to code a Human Robot with your classmates!

Explore: Investigate inputs & outputs as you discover how to program an Ozobot to follow your commands.

Create: Use your coding knowledge as a tool — will you choose to complete a design challenge or create a story for your robot to experience?

 

Pricing

$295 (up to 25 students for 90 minutes)

$195 (each additional group of 25 students or consecutive 90-minute session)

NEW! Discounts available for Title I schools at more than 51%! Title I schools at more than 51% will receive a discounted price of $50 per workshop (up to 25 students).

Dates & Times

Dates & Times: Let us know what works for your schedule!

Exploration Workshops are made possible with generous support from Capital One.


Payment & Cancellation Policy

Full workshop payment must be received 15 days prior to your scheduled visit. Workshops will be cancelled if payment is not received by the deadline. To reschedule a workshop cancelled for non-payment, please submit a new online request form.

Thinkery accepts payment via check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Payments can be made via phone at 512-469-6218, Tuesday-Friday from 9 am-2 pm. Checks can be mailed to Thinkery.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your Exploration Workshop, please contact us as soon as possible at communityeducation@thinkeryaustin.org  All sales are final, no refunds for cancelled workshops.


To request a Thinkery Exploration Workshop

  1. Please submit a request form.
  2. Thinkery will contact you to schedule your workshop and send an invoice confirming the date & time.
  3. Full payment is due 15 days before your scheduled workshop.
  4. Monthly payment reminders are sent to the school contact. Workshops are cancelled if payment is not received 15 days prior to the tour date.
  5. One week prior to our visit, you will receive an email with pre-visit information.

Resources

Electricity & Circuits TEKS

Program & Create TEKS

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