Rock Valley College

Explore STEM Saturdays!

We’ll design, build, and test various projects using everyday items, repurposed materials, motors, and
interlocking blocks! All ages are welcome, but younger students are encouraged to be escorted by a parent/adult as some projects may be more difficult to navigate alone.

  • Limited seating available!
  • Register early!
  • Keep your projects!

New for Spring 2023!

Get a FREE STEM Saturday! 
Limit (1) FREE Stem Saturday per person. To take advantage of your one free workshop: call (815) 921-3900 with your student’s information. Please note: registration for STEM Saturdays cannot be done online - you must call our office to register.

FEBRUARY 25: ROBOTS
Robots can be made using many different everyday objects and materials. You will create a rolling robot, make a working Robot operation game, and a personalized robot necklace. 
WIZ-820-FEB Laura Constant FREE
Saturday, February 25: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (1 Session)
RVC Jacobs Center for Science & Math Room 1100

MARCH 25: PHYSICS + CREATIVITY
Use the laws of physics and your creativity to make a mini-wave model, Newton’s cradle model, and perform a thermal energy experiment to see what types of materials can hold temperature stable.
WIZ-820-MAR Laura Constant FREE
Saturday, March 25: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (1 Session)
RVC Jacobs Center for Science & Math Room 1100

APRIL 15: COOKING MARRIES SCIENCE
Let’s marry cooking with the amazing world of science by exploring the physical and chemical transformation of ingredients that occur while cooking. This modern approach to cooking uses the technical innovations found in the scientific fields to its own advantage and creates food that stimulates all our senses. You will explore some of the basic techniques used to make juice “caviar,” “pasta” made from specialty greens, flavored powders, and more!
WIZ-820-APR Laura Constant FREE
Saturday, April 15: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (1 Session)
RVC Jacobs Center for Science & Math Room 1100

MAY 6: STAR WARS
Join us for the chance to investigate scientific concepts while making your own unique, fun, and usable Star Wars memorabilia. You will work on lightsaber-themed items, a dancing BB-8, a Death star nightlight, and an Ewok catapult. 
WIZ-820-MAY Laura Constant FREE
Saturday, May 6: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (1 Session)
RVC Jacobs Center for Science & Math Room 1100

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