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.


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SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

We will be bringing robots and cool new tech into CanCode for the month of March that will put your coding skills to the test! We have incorporated more of the LEGO® WeDo's and Ev3 kits, as well as bringing in Microbits. Microbit is a pocket sized fully programmable computer that’s used for children’s programming education. Come in during our morning workshops on Saturdays to try them all out!

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


SATURDAY, MARCH 7 — LEGO® Ev3 MINDSTORMS and WeDo's
  • This March, we will be bringing back LEGO® Ev3 and WeDo kits. Build your own Robot, car or animal and then learn to code it with your bluecoats!

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 — CODING WITH MICROBITS
  • Microbits are fully programmable computers that can be used with block coding. They are great for kids and easy to use. Come in to try them out!

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 — LEGO® CODING CHALLENGES
  • Use your Ev3 and LEGO® WeDo’s to complete challenges by coding their actions!

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 — DOT CODES DASH
  • Dash and dot can be coded to control one another. Using blockly, learn the relationships between the robots and their code!

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, MARCH 8 — 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, MARCH 15 — CREATE ON SCRATCH
  • Learn how to upload any picture into scratch. Personalize your animation with your own handpicked characters and backgrounds!

SUNDAY, MARCH 22 — MORE MICROBITS
  • Microbits are fully programmable computers that can be coded using block coding that’s similar to scratch! Work with the blue coats and code your minicomputer!

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 — ANIMATE YOUR NAME
  • Learn about Loops and repeats on scratch by using your own name to create an animated logo!

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, MARCH 7
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 8
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 14
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 15
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 21
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 22
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 28
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 29

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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