Maker & Tech

Bring your students to a half-day, full-day, or series workshop in LSC's MakerLab or Tech & Design Studio.

Our workshops in the MakerLab celebrate and encourage the creative, curious, and inventive spirits that all students have. The maker culture is at the heart of this lab with a 1:1 student-to-3D printer ratio, so every student works with a designated printer in our programs.

In the Tech & Design Studio, students will learn the latest technology skills. Each student works on an individual laptop in these programs that apply computational thinking and design principles to identify solutions or create dynamic projects.

Programs must be booked in advance. Please call 201.253.1310, email sales@lsc.org, or fill out our info form.

Grades Pre-K – 2

Morphi Modeling

Dream it. Draw it. Evolve it. Get an introduction to 3D design thinking. This program is great for beginners and the tool is flexible enough for experienced S.T.E.A.M students. Please note: Students’ projects will not be printed during the course of this program. We will focus instead on building their models. NJSLS (Science): Engineering Design K-2-ETS1-1; ISTE 6b


Grades 3 – 5

Pepakura: Digital Origami

Explore connections between the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and modern-day engineering design using Pepakura. NJSLS (Science): Engineering Design 3-5 ETS1-2; NJCCCS:Technology: 8.2.5.C.4

Simple Circuits

Explore electrical current and learn about simple circuits. Use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to create your own electric circuits. Explore careers that draw on this knowledge on a daily basis. ISTE 5d; NJSLS (Science): Engineering Design: 3-5-ETS1-2

Intro to Game Design

Design custom characters with animations and behaviors by completing a crash course in Stencyl. This intuitive toolset is limited only by your creativity. The Stencyl platform sets a foundation of computational thinking—an essential skill intoday’s tech-driven world.

Learning with Games

Learn through play, play to learn. In this program, students will build and play games using the Bloxels platform to investigate concepts in chemistry, ecology, or physics. ISTE: 1d, 4b, 4c, 6b; NJSLS (Science): MS-ETS1-4; NJCCCS:Technology: 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.8.C.1, 8.2.8.C.2, 8.2.8.E.4

Digital Art Studio

This intuitive S.T.E.A.M. toolset demonstrates how technology and art intersect. Explore color theory, lighting, and animation to create digital art or animation. ISTE 1d, 2c, 4a, 4c, 4d, 6b; NJCCCS: 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.12.D.3; NJSLS (Science): 3-5 ETS1-3; MS-ETS1-3


Grades 6 – 8

Aviation: Flight Simulator and Drones

This is drone training 101. Learn basic concepts of flight and apply this knowledge through hands-on experiences like using micro pocket drones and an actual flight simulator that lets you and your co-pilot fly the friendly skies. NJSLS (Science): Motion and Stability: HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2

Solder 101

Learn how electronics work first hand. Construct a simple circuit then solder together a personal kit that will be yours to keep! NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-4

Mars Terraforming

Can humans overcome Mars’s harsh environment and live there one day? Design a habitat for life on Mars based on a topographic map which resembles a real Martian location, then 3D print a model of your Martian home. NJSLS (Science): HS-ESS3-2; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.8.D.2; ISTE 6b, c

Intro to Tinkercad

Engage in online digital creation of 3D models and learn how to create intricate pieces designed for 3D printing using Autodesk Tinkercad. Using our Monoprice Mini Select printers, print a personal design that’s yours to keep. NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-2; ISTE 6b, c; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.12.D.3

Intro to Blender

Using a more advanced interface, learn how to 3D design down to the atomic level. Each student will 3D design and 3D print a personal project. NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-2; ISTE 6b, c; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.12.D.3

Bridge Engineering: Engineering & Design Challenge

Learn to work in collaborative groups to solve complex problems using 3D printers. Your group will be engaged in advanced 3D bridge design with Autodesk Tinkercad. NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS-4; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.8.D.3

Fish Evolution: Engineering & Design Challenge

Learn to work in collaborative groups to solve complex problems using 3D printers. Your group will use Autodesk Tinkercad to design a fish, then race the fishes to see which is best engineered for speed. NJSLS (Science): HS-LS4-2; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.8.D.3

Derby Car Racing: Engineering & Design Challenge

Learn to work in collaborative groups to solve complex problems using 3D printers. Your group will design a derby race car with Autodesk Tinkercad. NJSLS (Science): HS-PS2-3; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.8.D.3

Morphi Modeling

Dream it. Draw it. Evolve it. Get an introduction to 3D design thinking. This program is great for beginners and the tool is flexible enough for experienced S.T.E.A.M students. Please note: Students’ model projects will not be printed during the program. ISTE 6b; NJSLS (Science): K-2-ETS1-1

Simple Circuits

Explore electrical current and learn about simple circuits. Use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to create your own electric circuits. Explore careers that use this knowledge on a daily basis. ISTE 5d; NJSLS (Science): 3-5-ETS1-2

Digital Art Studio

Explore color theory, lighting, and animation to create digital art or animation. This intuitive S.T.E.A.M. toolset is limited only by your imagination. ISTE 1d, 2c, 4a, 4c, 4d, 6b; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.12.D.3

Arduino Circuits

Learn about circuitry and to code for Arduino. This microcontroller is great for beginners but flexible enough to provide additional challenges for more knowledgeable students. ISTE 1c, 1d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5d, 6b, 7c 7d; NJCCCS:Technology: 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.8.E.2, 8.2.8.E.3, 8.2.8.E.4, 8.2.12.E.3, 8.2.12.E.4; NJSLS (Science): MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

Program, Aim, Fire (45-minute version)

Are you up to the challenge? Plan, test, and automate your high-lying ideas using a programmable catapult. NJSLS (Science): Engineering Design MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-1,MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, HS-ETS1-2; ISTE: 1.b

Program, Aim, Fire (90-minute version)

Are you up to the challenge? Plan, test and automate your high-flying ideas using programmable catapults. Identify possible solutions to operational constraints then, through the use of the engineering design process, improve the accuracy and distance. NJSLS (Science): Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions: MSPS2-1, MS-PS2-2; NJSLS (Science): Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-4 / HS-ETS1-2; ISTE:1.b

Intro to Game Design

Design custom characters with animations and behaviors by completing a crash course in Stencyl. This intuitive toolset is limited only by your creativity. This platform sets a foundation of computational thinking—an essential skill in today’s techdriven world. ISTE 1d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 6b; NJSLS (Science): MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS3-1; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.8.C.1, 8.2.8.C.2, 8.2.8.E.4, 8.2.12.E.3,8.2.12.E.4

Learning with Games

Learn through play, play to learn. In this program students will build and play games using Bloxels to investigate concepts in chemistry, ecology, or physics. ISTE: 1d, 4b, 4c, 6b; NJSLS (Science): MS-ETS1-4; NJCCCS: Technology -8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.8.C.1, 8.2.8.C.2, 8.2.8.E.4

Digital Art Studio

Explore color theory, lighting, and animation to create digital art or animation. This intuitive S.T.E.A.M. toolset is limited only by your imagination. ISTE 1d, 2c, 4a, 4c, 4d, 6b; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.12.D.3

Intro to Arduino

Learn about circuitry and how to code for Arduino. This microcontroller is great for beginners but flexible enough to provide additional challenges for more knowledgeable students. ISTE 1c, 1d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5d, 6b, 7c, 7d; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.8.E.2, 8.2.8.E.3, 8.2.8.E.4, 8.2.12.E.3, 8.2.12.E.4; NJSLS (Science): MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

Models and Statistics

Introductory program that analyzes real-world formation of trails, pathways, and routes made by humans and animals through simulations and models. NJSLS (Science): MS-ESS3-3; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.12.C.7; ISTE 5a


Grades 9 – 12

Aviation: Flight Simulator and Drones

This is drone training 101. Learn basic concepts of flight and apply this knowledge through hands-on experiences like using micro pocket drones and an actual flight simulator that lets you and your co-pilot fly the friendly skies. NJSLS (Science): Motion and Stability: HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2

Solder 101

Learn how electronics work first hand. Construct a simple circuit then solder together a personal kit that will be yours to keep! NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-4

Mars Terraforming

Can humans overcome Mars’s harsh environment and live there one day? Design a habitat for life on Mars based on a topographic map which resembles a real Martian location, then 3D print a model of your Martian home. NJSLS (Science): HS-ESS3-2; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.8.D.2; ISTE 6b, c

Intro to Tinkercad

Engage in online digital creation of 3D models and learn how to create intricate pieces designed for 3D printing using Autodesk Tinkercad. Using our Monoprice Mini Select printers, print a personal design that’s yours to keep. NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-2; ISTE 6b, c; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.12.D.3

Intro to Blender

Using a more advanced interface, learn how to 3D design down to the atomic level. Each student will 3D design and 3D print a personal project. NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-2; ISTE 6b,c; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.12.D.3

Bridge Engineering: Engineering & Design Challenge

Learn to work in collaborative groups to solve complex problems using 3D printers. Your group will be engaged in advanced 3D bridge design with Autodesk Tinkercad. NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS-4; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.8.D.3

Fish Evolution: Engineering & Design Challenge

Learn to work in collaborative groups to solve complex problems using 3D printers. Your group will use Autodesk Tinkercad to design a fish, then race the fishes to see which is best engineered for speed. NJSLS (Science): HS-LS4-2; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.8.D.3

Derby Car Racing: Engineering & Design Challenge

Learn to work in collaborative groups to solve complex problems using 3D printers. Your group will design a derby race car with Autodesk Tinkercad. NJSLS (Science): HS-PS2-3; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.8.D.3

mBOT Masters

Step into robotics and programming with mbot! Tackle select global and local challenges by creating and programming a robot to complete a series of challenges. Use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to create your own solutions. ISTE 1c,1d, 4a, 4c, 4d, 5d, 6b, 7c 7d; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.12.D.1, 8.2.12.E.3, 8.2.12.E.4

Intro to Game Design

Design custom characters with animations and behaviors by completing a crash course in Stencyl. This intuitive toolset is limited only by your creativity. This platform sets a foundation of computational thinking—an essential skill in today’s tech-driven world. ISTE 1d,4a,4b,4c,6b; NJSLS (Science): MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS3-1; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.8.E.1, 8.2.8.C.1, 8.2.8.C.2, 8.2.8.E.4, 8.2.12.E.3,8.2.12.E.4

Robotics Lab

Advanced robotics class for robo-warriors! This challenge-based course prepares students to compete against each other. ISTE 1c,1d, 4a, 4c, 4d, 5d, 6b, 7c 7d; NJCCCS: Technology - 8.2.12.D.1, 8.2.12.E.3, 8.2.12.E.4

Intro to Arduino

Learn about circuitry and how to code for Arduino. This microcontroller is great for beginners but flexible enough to provide additional challenges for more knowledgeable students. ISTE 1c,1d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5d, 6b, 7c 7d; NJCCCS: Technology -8.2.12.E.3, 8.2.12.E.4; NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-3

Models and Statistics

Introductory program that analyzes real-world formation of trails, pathways, and routes made by humans and animals through simulations and models. ISTE 5a; NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-4; NJCCCS: Technology: 8.2.12.C.7

Digital Art Studio

Explore color theory, lighting, and animation to create digital art or animation. This intuitive S.T.E.A.M. toolset is limited only by your imagination. ISTE 1d, 2c, 4a, 4c, 4d, 6b; NJCCCS: Technology 8.2.12.D.3

Program, Aim, Fire

Are you up to the challenge? Plan, test, and automate your highflying ideas using programmable catapults. Identify possible solutions to operational constraints then, through the use of the engineering design process, improve accuracy and distance. NJSLS (Science): HS-ETS1-2; ISTE:1.b


The Maker and Tech programs listed above are for school groups. For families and non-school groups, click here to learn more about our weekend workshops in the MakerLab and Tech & Design Studio.