Date: 2nd July – 31st August 2018 – Summer Camp
Learn robotics while having fun!
Ages: 5-8 Years & 9-15 Years
Duration: 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Extra hours available
Before Care (08:00AM – 09:00AM) :$20/Week
After Care (03:30PM – 05:00PM) :$30/Week
Before & After Care : $40/Week
Programs for Age 5 – 8 Years
LEGO WeDo Robotics
Learn robotics with LEGO Education WeDo! Build snapping alligators, race cars, spinning robots and learn to program them with the WeDo visual drag-and-drop programming software.
In this kids robotics course, students are taught engineering basics with an emphasis on exploration and trial and error field-testing. Instead of simply “snapping bricks together,” students are encouraged to think critically about how and why their design needs to adapt to changing conditions. Our guided, personalized instruction allows younger kids to understand more complicated engineering techniques such as gear use, pulleys, and inclined planes.
SIMPLE & POWERED MACHINES
The purpose of this course is to present a short unit on simple and powered machines for use in elementary classes. Campers will utilize simple machines that demonstrate force, friction, work and power. The experiments are hands-on activities that help students investigate and understand simple & powered machines. The principle and mechanics defining each machine will be reviewed. Each demonstration will be followed by an analysis of the variables, data collection techniques and questioning strategies to elicit appropriate and valid student-generated observations and conclusions. Application to real life situations will be tied in.
The Sphero is a robotic ball that can be controlled using your phone or tablet on Android or iOS. This course will teach the basics of controlling a Sphero and handling a Sphero using the official Sphero app. By learning the basics and more advanced functions of a Sphero, students will learn basic programming, math and physics in a fun and exciting way. Along with this students learn vital problem-solving skills that can be used in everyday life, as they work through obstacles given to them. The students will also learn how to communicate and work together to accomplish a goal, by working together to solve a challenging problem. By using the Sphero this course teaches all of these important concepts in an engaging and interesting way.
Programming may seem technical but it should also be a blast! Experience a summer camp adventure where computer characters are at your command. This Scratch programming course for kids introduces our younger students to the essential building blocks behind object-oriented programming through creating fun, interactive stories and simple games. Students let their imaginations run wild and learn programming basics with Scratch through interactive storytelling.
Programs for Age 9 – 14 Years
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
Design awesome machines with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Base Set and Software. Using visual drag-and-drop programming software, build a drag racer that speeds up as you cheer louder or a guard robot that growls at nearby intruders.
In this class, students experiment and discover engineering basics via trial and error field testing. Rather than just “snapping bricks together,” students learn critical thinking skills and modify their robot designs in varying conditions. The course exposes students to more complex engineering techniques such as pulleys, inclined planes, and gear use. Let’s get building!
ANDROID APP DEVELOPMENT
MIT App Inventor is an innovative beginner’s introduction to programming and app creation that transforms the complex language of text-based coding into visual, drag-and-drop building blocks. The simple graphical interface grants even an inexperienced novice ability to create a basic, fully functional app within an hour or less.
Teaching students to embrace computational thinking
Promoting computer science education – Learning to code prepares kids for the world we live in today. There are tons of jobs and occupations that use code directly, like web designers, software developers, and robotics engineers, and even more where knowing how to code is a huge asset—jobs in manufacturing, nanotechnology or information sciences.
Learning To Code Develops Problem Solving And Computational Thinking Skills – The skills that come with computer programming help kids develop new ways of thinking and foster problem-solving techniques that can have big repercussions in other areas.
Coding Is Fun! -Beyond the practical reasons for learning how to code, there’s the fact that creating a game or animation can be really fun for kids.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It is a great way for students to get involved with programming and robotics, or building advanced projects. The Arduino programming language and hardware include everything you need to complete 16 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more.
The Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap, single-board computer that outputs what the student has programmed it to do. Simple to use and program, it can be embedded in innovative projects and has been used to build Internet-connected dispensers, low-res plotters, cell phone–operated coffeemakers, and a solar-powered computer.