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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


LEGO WeDo and EV3

Kids will work with our Bluecoats to explore the world of creative coding and automation using LEGO WeDo and EV3 robots. 

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


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 — BUILD A SPYBOT
  • Build and program robots that use motion sensors to warn you when something is moving nearby!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 — GLOWING ZOO
  • Design and build your very own LEGO creature that lights up and makes sounds. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 — ROBOT RESCUE
  • Build a rescue robot that can move, explore, and pick up objects.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 — ROBOT INVENTIONS
  • Imagine, build, and program an invention to solve a small problem.

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, NOVEMBER 3 — MAKE A CHASE GAME
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 — SCRATCH DANCE PARTY
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 — GAMES MADE FROM SCRATCH
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 — CODE A CARTOON

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, NOVEMBER 2
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

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


 

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