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Kinder – 10th
Ever wondered how your favorite card lights up or plays music? Ever take those cards apart just to see how those dazzling lights, or catchy tunes are played? Join us for camp on this day, where we will apply algorithmic thinking (step-by-step instructions) to MAKE your own holiday masterpiece. With a little help from peel-and-stick circuits we will blend art, engineering and STEM learning and it all begins with a simple piece of paper.
*take home your creation!*
4th to 10th Grade
Setting up holiday lights is always a fun tradition, but what if you could create the connections which fuel those lights yourself? Create your own “Circuit Tree” and watch as wires, batteries, and boards create a “Makers Wonderland” treat. Or for something for a more advanced student try Microbit. These light boards, which students can program, create unique light patterns. Microbit uses Python, a text-based coding script, to enhance a student’s coding skills by using a beginner friendly text-based language. Using algorithm design (the ability to develop and follow a step-by-step process) your student will use computational thinking to “make” a holiday light show!
1st to 8th Grade
Do you have younger students at home not ready to delve into coding?
We believe there is no age limit to developing “computational thinking” skills and applying them to MAKing. Activity includes:
We recognize the need for children to have opportunities to express and explore their creativity, interact with peers in a non-competitive environment and develop fine motor and spatial skills as an integral part of who they are. And what better way to reach a child than through their favorite toy, Lego Bricks!
Create original 3D designs to solve real-world problems, to deepen learning or just for fun! It is about problem solving, thinking critically and creatively empowering students to propose solutions, try and refine without the fear of failure.
While the virtual world in Digital Making with 3D has no limits, the practical constraints of the real world can sometimes make designing a challenge. But that’s all part of the fun! Figuring out how to make your designs work in real life makes you a stronger, better designer.
In order to make this Winter camp safe but yet fun we do have to our keep our standard restrictions in place: