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Fall Spartan Academy STEM Programming

at Marian Catholic High School


Tinker Tuesday


STEM classes for innovative 4th-8th grade students looking to explore science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, outside the classroom setting! Held in Marian Catholic High School’s Engineering Lab, with access to 3D printers, laser cutter and engineering tools, weekly challenges explore real world issues merged with cutting edge technology. 



Tuesday evenings 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Marian Catholic High School Engineering Lab

700 Ashland Avenue 

Chicago Heights, IL



Weekly Fee: $5.00


Registration required. Please go to




October 8: Augmented Reality 

Explore AR with Merge Cubes, 360 goggles  and your own art that jumps off the page! Bring home your own DIY cube!

October 15: Engineering Design Challenge

Engineer a Bristlebot and challenge your friends to a battle! Discover ways to continue the engineering design process and improve your Bot.

October 22: Lego Robotics - Part 1

Build and program your choice of  Lego MINDSTORMS Robot to complete various tasks!

October 29: Lego Robotics - Part 2


Continue to tinker with and program your Lego MINDSTORMS Robot or build a whole new one!

November 5: Stop Motion Movies - Part 1

Create your very own stop motion movie complete with poseable figures, sets and 3D printed props!

November 12: Stop Motion Movies - Part 2

Continue the creative process and put the finishing touches on your movie just in time for Opening Night! 

November 19: Technology Autopsy

Motors, magnets, gears, screws and circuit boards, oh my!! Explore the inner workings of everyday items around your home in order to better understand how they function! 

December 3: Space Lander Challenge - Part 1

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two astronauts when they land! You will follow the engineering design process to improve your design based on testing results.

December 10: Space Lander Challenge - Part 2

Continue designing, testing and improving your design. Make sure you are prepared for the ultimate challenge for the EDP Trophy!(engineering design process)


For more information:

Becky Bosco
Director of STEM Programming
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpartanSTEMAcademy/