LINDEN, NJ - Linden Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) classes for children and teens ages 6-14.

The following programs will be offered at the Linden Multi-Purpose Building, 1025 John St.

Battle-Bot & Robotic Fun: Students ages 6-12 learn engineering principles in a fun, hands-on atmosphere. This class focuses on building modular robots from student’s imagination. Coding is not a focus in this class. The class will be held Saturday, February 8, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20.

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Chemical Wizardry: Students ages 6-12 learn chemistry in a hands-on environment. Create a variety of unique polymers and lava lamp-like blobs. Demonstrate the Big Bang Cannon, diet Coke and Mentos Geyser, Magic Genie in the bottle, and more. All students take home a recipe booklet. The class will be held Saturday, February 22, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20.

Super Science Make & Take: Students ages 6-12 discover the excitement of science and make a variety of toys designed to illustrate science concepts that make learning fun. The class will be held Saturday, March 7, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20.

Gravitrax: Students ages 6-12 with the use of GraviTrax interactive track system, design and build their own marble runs and experiment with gravity, magnetism, and kinetics to propel their marble to the finish. The class will be held Saturday, March 14, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20.

Minecraft Modders: Students ages 8-14 use their favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundation of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as they create their first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. The class will be held Saturday, February 1, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The fee is $50

Roblox Makers: Students ages 8-14 learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in their ROBLOX world. Bring characters to life with unique animations they design. The class will be held Saturday, February 1, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The fee is $50.

STEAM Day: Students ages 8-14 spend 90 minutes in each area: Augmented Reality, Robots & Programming, Minecraft Builders and Drone Challenge. The class will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The fee is $90.

To register online for youth classes, visit www.linden-nj.org and click on Community Pass.

To register email lindenrec@linden-nj.org for information about classes, or call 908-474-8600. The Parks & Recreation office is located on the second floor at 605 South Wood Avenue.

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