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Coding for Kids

CODING FOR KIDS

OCTOBER 2019 — MARCH 2020


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 15 participants. No experience required!
Admission to Science North is not required to participate in the workshops.


move your bot


SATURDAY MORNING ROBOTICS

The Dash and Dots are back at Science North! Using the Dash robots race against your friends!

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


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 — OZOBOT BOWLING
  • Play mini bowling using your Ozobot as the bowling ball. See how many pins you can knock down!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 — ROBOT INVENTIONS
  • Get creative with LEGO® WeDo’s and Ev3 kits. No instructions needed, create whatever you like, from a car to your own personalized robot.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 — DRAWING WITH DASH
  • Using LEGO®, we can attach a marker to Dash. Code your robot to create some artistic masterpieces!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 — BATTLE BOTS
  • Combine LEGO® with your Dash to create a battle bot. Joust against other bots. Get creative and change up your LEGO® attachments!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 — PLAY HOT POTATO WITH DOT
  • Learn to code your own hot potato game with Dot. You can edit the code yourself to change up how the game is played!

SCRATCH SUNDAYS

Put your creative programming skills to the test using Scratch, a powerful block-based coding tool for creating animations and games. Never used Scratch before? No worries! This tool is easy to use, but incredibly versatile, making it suited to all ages (recommended ages 6-16). 

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


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: CREATE A CHASE GAME
  • Make a game where you chase a character to score points!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: LET'S DANCE WITH SCRATCH
  • Code an animated dance scene with music and dance moves!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: VIRTUAL PET
  • Using scratch code an interactive pet that can eat, drink, and play!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: ANIMATE AN ADVENTURE
  • Create your own adventure on scratch using many different cartoon network characters and backdrops!

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: VIDEO GAMES FROM SCRATCH
  • Learn to code some basic video games using Scratch!

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, FEBRUARY 1
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 1

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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