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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, JANUARY 4 — RACING WITH DASH
  • The Dash and Dots are back at Science North! Using the Dash robots race against your friends!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 — NO WORKSHOPS
  • Science North will be closed from January 6th to January 17th due to annual maintenance.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 — SOCCER WITH DASH
  • Come play some soccer with us using your own robot. Go one on one against another dash robot. Shoot and Score!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 — HIDE AND SEEK WITH DASH AND DOT
  • Dash can recognize and find dot. Using your coding skills navigate through the room to find Dot!

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, JANUARY 5 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: ANIMATE YOUR NAME USING SCRATCH
  • Scratch has its own paint tool, where you can draw whatever you like. Come in and learn to animate your own drawings!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 — NO WORKSHOPS
  • Science North will be closed from January 6th to January 17th due to annual maintenance.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: CREATE A CLICKER GAME
  • Create a clicker game on Scratch!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 — SCRATCH PROGRAM: MAKE MUSIC ON SCRATCH
  • Make any song you would like with a variety of instruments. You can even animate your very own band!

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, JANUARY 4
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

NO WORKSHOPS WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON JANUARY 11th OR 12th


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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