This year’s Robo-Tech Festival features in-person, livestream,
and pre-recorded STEM education workshops.
APRIL 11th, 2021 — 11am to 4pm
Robo-Tech Fest is open to the public and designed for family members of all ages, with hourly workshops that are often free or very low cost thanks to sponsorship support from the Port of Long Beach. Workshop topics often include marine-based activities, recycling and how the port impacts our local waters, as well as early engineering, robotics, and physical science. Click here to see the full list of workshop opportunities, space availability, and to register.
Robo-Tech Fest is a unique Long Beach Science-Tech-Engineering-Mathematics event held annually that invites school-aged youth, pre-K to high schoolers, and their families to experience exciting hands-on STEM workshops and activities. This year’s in-person workshops will be hosted at a few different locations across LB to support smaller group gatherings. Online workshops via YouTube and Zoom connections are also available for attendees to safely participate. All onsite/in-person activities follow safe COVID-19 Response Protocols.
Workshop details will be updated right up to the day of event. Click here to see the full list of workshop opportunities, space availability, and to register. Some of the fun programs in this year’s line-up include:
Inflatable Mechanics – Students (grades 2+) build an inflatable toy considering the mechanics of using air, aka pneumatics to create motion.
Space Food – Students (grades 2-6) explore the environmental factors that make it difficult to prepare and eat familiar foods from Earth, while in space.
BioScience: Make A Lung – Students (grades 3+) build an mechanical lung to observe the mechanics of air flow and air pressure.
Paper Walkers – Students (grades K-5) experiment with inertia to create motion. Look ma! No hands!
Liquid Experiments – Students (grades K-6) explore the dynamics of liquid and chemical reactions through this series of hands-on experiments.
Butterfly Static – Students (pre-K to 3rd grade) craft paper butterfly wings and experiment with static electricity to create flapping motion.
Mapping Science: GeoCache Treasure Hunt – Students (grades 2+) explore the science of mapping and location data to figure out where the treasure is and then assemble their discoveries into a mystery-solved build.
Remote Robotics – Students (grades 3+) via Zoom experience sending instructions to remote robots to accomplish the behaviors and task goals on our space grid, a taste of what it’s like to drive the NASA rover on Mars