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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.


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OZOBOTS

Kids will work with our Bluecoats to explore the world of creative coding and automation using Ozobot and Ozobot Evo

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


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 — OZOBOT ROCK
 
  • Program Ozobot Evo to first introduce the notes on a keyboard, and then compose your own music. Can you make a masterpiece?

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 — SELF-DRIVER'S ED
  • Self-driving cars are a very popular topic in robotics. Try your hand at creating your own using Ozobot Evo

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 — DO THE ROBOT!
  • Combine coding and choreography with our Bluecoats by creating a dance routine controlling the lights, sounds, and movements of Ozobot Evo.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 — ZOMBIE HORDE
  • Participants are challenged to program their robot to run away from the zombie horde.

ROBOT OLYMPICS

Put your programming skills to the test in these new Olympic events designed for robotic competitors. No experience required! A variety of robotics tools (EV3, Dash and Dot) make the activities suitable for participants aged 6–16. 

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


  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 — ROBOT GOLF
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 — ROBOT BIATHLON
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 — ROBOT SLALOM
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 — ROBOT SOCCER

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, OCTOBER 5
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

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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