Book a Summer Learning Virtual Experience with Science North to give your students the opportunity to participate in live animal encounters, engage in coding workshops, and drive their own learning experience!
Please note we will have a limited capacity for the total number of packages available, so be sure to get yours before we sell out!
For more information, email milas.hewson [at] sciencenorth.ca ()
THE PACKAGE IS PRICED AT $900 AND INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Join our Bluecoats once a week for fun and engaging Science Shows! Each week will have a different theme. Week one, you will meet some of our animal ambassadors! During week two, your students will be launched into space to experience the unknown. Our final week will be an explosion of fun with a focus upon fire and ice.
English – 10:00 AM
French – 10:30 AM
There are three sequential workshops that will connect coding with a different math topic for each grade level:
GRADE 1 to grade 2: DESIGN WITH CODE
30–40 mins in duration, maximum of 15 students, platform: Offline, Scratch
- PART 1: FOLD A FROG CODE
Can you code without a computer? Students will follow a script of ‘code’ to fold their very own froggy friend, and by doing so, learn about how to give and follow precise instructions, and why that is a foundational skill in coding.
- PART 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING
What do you get when you mix coding and storytelling? A cool new video game! Students will learn about why planning is a key part of any coding project by storyboarding and pre-coding their very own video game.
- PART 3: DERIVING CODE
When I press the A button, jump! Students will build on their knowledge from the previous two workshops to write simplified code to describe what happens when they play a video game.
Grade 3 to 6: SCRATCH SPACE SIMULATIONS
1 hour in duration, maximum of 30 students, platform: Scratch
- PART 1: SPACE OBJECTS
The Sun, the Earth, the Moon, and more! How do all those planetary bodies interact? Students will use loops to code a moving simulation of the inner solar system using Scratch.
- PART 2: SPACE DANGERS
Danger lurks in the galaxy. From black holes to asteroids, students will code a simulation of how those threats could impact Earth, learning about using colour and sound in code.
- PART 3: SPACE DEFENDERS
Impact impending! Students will build on their knowledge from the previous two workshops, and learn more about coordinates, to create a game in which they defend the earth from falling space rocks.
Grade 7 TO 9: MODELING AND DESIGN
1 hour in duration, maximum of 30 students, platform: Scratch, Tinkercad
- PART 1: RED LIGHT: STOP
All our structures have to be designed before they can be built. In this workshop, students will get an introduction to Tinkercad and to civil engineering by building a 3D model of a streetlight.
- PART 2: GREEN LIGHT: GO
In this follow-up workshop, students will create the code needed to make their traffic light work, using Tinkercad to model the circuitry, and MakeCode:microbit blocks to write the code.
- PART 3: TRAFFIC JAM
It’s stop and go! Students will explore how to code different kinds of movement and object interactions on Scratch by creating a game of dodging traffic.