Coding for Kids

CODING FOR KIDS

WANT TO GET CODING THIS SUMMER?


FREE coding workshops that help kids aged 5 to 16 develop skills in:

  • Digital literacy

  • Animation

  • Block-based coding

  • Robot building, and more!

This is a drop-in workshop.
No registration required.

Limited to a maximum of 8 participants. No experience required!
Admission to Science North is not required to participate in the workshops.


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SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

For the month of September, CanCode will be using Dash and Dot. These robots are common in many schools to demonstrate the basics of code. They are a great way to introduce coding to kids, come in during our morning workshops on Saturdays to try them out!

AVAILABLE AT 10:00AM–12:00PM ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

  • CODE DOT INTO A REMOTE-CONTROL FOR DASH — Using the gyro sensor inside Dot, we can code it to control Dash’s movement just by tilting Dot in different directions!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th

  • JOUSTING WITH DASH — Using the Dash robots with LEGO® we can create a joust! Put your coding skills to the test and see if you can win against another coded robot.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th

  • OBSTACLE COURSE WITH DASH — Complete a course made for Dash. Use your coding skills to get Dash from start to finish. Learn how changing code can alter its final destination.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

  • MUSIC WITH DASH — Make music with code! Dash has a xylophone attachment that you can control using block coding.

SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

Every Sunday morning, we hold a scratch programing workshop. Scratch is a powerful block-base coding tool for creating games and animations. Don’t worry if you haven’t used scratch before, as it’s easy to use and suited for all ages. many of our blue coats will guide you through it. Before you know it, you will be a scratch coding master!

AVAILABLE AT 10:00AM–12:00PM ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

  • ADVENTURES WITH SCRATCH — Create your own adventure role playing game on scratch! Make an account and you can save your progress, so you can work on it anywhere!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th

  • LET'S CODE A GAME — Learn how to create a basic mini game on Scratch. Coding a game can take longer than expected. Don’t worry if you don’t finish it as we will continue coding games on the following Sunday.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th

  • LET'S CODE A GAME, PART 2 — Learn how to create a basic mini game on Scratch part 2. Start a brand new game or continue to finish up one from the previous weekend.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th

  • SHAPES WITH SCRATCH — Using the pen tool on Scratch, we can draw shapes by combining coding with math! 

MOVE YOUR BOT

Extend your coding experiences with opportunities to explore an assortment of coding tools. Bluecoats will be on hand to assist participants but the exploration is meant to be self-directed. Length of stay can be determined by individual interest and engagement levels.

AVAILABLE AT 1:00PM–4:00PM ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

  • Saturday, September 5th
  • Sunday, September 6th
  • Saturday, September 12th
  • Sunday, September 13th
  • Saturday, September 19th
  • Sunday, September 20th
  • Saturday, September 26th
  • Sunday, September 27th

If you need any more information, please contact Nina Nesseth, Staff Scientist at nesseth [at] sciencenorth.ca or (705) 522-3701, ext. 359 or Jonah Baryliuk, Science Communicator at baryliukjonah [at] sciencenorth.ca



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