STEAM Project in San Diego

Science, technology, engineering, art, math & maker (STEAM) programs for preschool through 8th grade

Hawking After School Programs

Gizmos & Gadgets Kids Lab After School Classes are anything but ordinary. We have many one-of-a-kind classes available and are designed especially for kids in Grades K-6. The program is full of fun, educational and inspiring ways to help your children embrace the STEAM philosophy of Hawking Hbots!

Engineering Class (Grades K-6)

Session 1: July 1 ~ Sept 12

Build Your Own Pogo Stick

Every Wednesday: 12.30 – 2.45 pm (2 hours)

7 Week session: $140 / $70 per month (including all wood and materials for all projects)

Please note that parents have the choice to pay fully ($160) or make three payments 

– 10% sibling discount

July session get your hard hats on and get ready to Engineer!

Each week students will discover the Systems Engineering Process to define, design, make prototypes and test their amazing builds. Students will gain invaluable knowledge that each week builds upon that foundation to design and create amazing engineering projects. HBots will go through safety lessons that will prepare them to use a wide variety of tools, including saws, drills and sanding (never the favorite- but most important!).

This session we will be creating our very own wooden pogo stick! Students will learn all about kinetic energy and how it’s stored as well as the workings of a pogo stick. Once they have the basics they will design and then build their very own pogo stick from wood where they will measure, saw, sand and drill!


Java Computer Programming Class (Grades 4-6)

Session 1: July 30 – Sept 10 ($90 session)

This is an Intermediate Session – Students must have completed Beginner Coding to register for this session

In this session students will start with simple coding and become comfortable with Java language.

Each student will be provided with a laptop computer for the session.

Students will learn about project design, object-oriented programming, console applications, graphics applications and many elements of the Java language. Students will build on what they learn each day. Coding-writing computer programs has something for everyone; creativity, logic, simulations, storytelling, design and problem-solving. We begin with simple programming until it builds into more Java-complex coding.

Must have completed our Beginning Java Programming class to register for this session.

Our last session reached full capacity very quickly!



img_2017 img_2149 img_2151