Starting in August we are introducing an exciting new learning opportunity! Kids Who Code is an hour long, educator led program that teaches children coding vocabulary and skills through hands-on activities. Class will be held in our planetarium at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm every Wednesday and Friday in August. Our STEM Educator, Candice Heyward, will bring coding to life through interactive activities and projects. Each project will be completed by the end of the class and students will gain new knowledge and insight into the digital world around them. We encourage parents to participate in the class!
What students and parents need to participate:
You do not need any prior knowledge of coding.
|Day of Week||Date||Time||Topic/Activity|
|Wednesday and Friday||8/8/2018 and 8/10/2018||3:30pm||Learn to Code a “Cross the Road” Game from scratch! This lesson introduces basic coding actions and utilizes them to create a completely interactive and customizable game where a hero has to navigate across a busy street filled with obstacles in order to reach the winning prize. *|
|Wednesday and Friday||8/15/2018 and 8/17/2018||3:30pm||Learn to Code a “Geometry Jumper” Game from scratch! Utilizing geometric shapes on a futuristic landscape, students will learn how to not only code the game but test debugging techniques and understand learning from mistakes.*|
|Wednesday and Friday||8/22/2018 and 8/24/2018||3:30pm||Learn to Code your own personalized quiz that keeps track of your answers and calculates results! Students will understand conditional values and variables as well as recognize patterns in their code and apply them to new situations. Which emoji are you?*|
|Wednesday and Friday||8/29/2018 and 8/31/2018||3:30pm||Learn to Code a “Falling Bird” game from scratch. Modeling real world physics, Falling Bird (similar to the Flappy Bird game) codes physical elements such as gravity and falling to create a realistic scenarios style game that includes obstacles and varying values of code.*|
Tickets – Class Only
Adults and Seniors (65+) : $12.00
Juniors (3-17): $15.00
Tickets – Class + Museum
Adults and Seniors (65+): $18.00
Juniors (3-17): $21.00
Parents who wish to remain in the Museum but are not participating in the class can purchase Museum Admission for only $5.
Candice has been an advocate and participant of STEM Education programs for over 10 years. Falling in love with science at an early age, Candice began her journey in the field of Biology and Computer Software in high school. She has an Associates Degree in Biology, a Bachelor’s in Laboratory Management, and is currently working toward her Master’s Degree in Learning Design Technology. Candice has taught classes at both the high school and higher education level in the subjects of Computer Software and Biology Laboratory. She is the leader of our STEM Sisters Program, a STEM Career Fair presenter, and a key member of our Education Department.return to calendar