Arcadia | Summer Camp Week 6 | Junior STEAM Lab

Junior STEAM

This camp is specifically designed younger children and seeks to teach STEM, programming, and computer science concepts and skills in a fun & engaging setting using Scottie Go  , Sam Labs , and micro:bit .

ScottieGo is a tile based game that uses mobile devices or tablets to interpret the code blocks that children build to solve puzzles and challenges.  It is especially great for kids using programming technology for the first time as typing and operating System interface skills are not required to start learning programming concepts.  Kids use physical tiles to decompose problems and create solutions step by step, which are then scanned using the camera on a mobile device or tablet. The resulting “code” looks like Scratch. The computer then interprets and displays the results in a game-like format.  Kids enjoy the feeling of accomplishment of helping Scottie the robot navigate increasingly challenging tasks while learning about loops/repeat, functions, positive/negative numbers, and if/then conditionals.

Sam Labs blocks are utilized in combination with tablet computers to solve puzzles and challenges.  With the sensor and actuator components in the Sam Labs kit, kids experience rapidly turning their ideas into physical action.  Kids will enjoy many creative challenge that require them to think about expressing a problem in cause and effect terms. Like Scottie Go, a key feature of Sam Labs is to enable kids to learn technology problem solving concepts without having typing or programming syntax skills

With micro:bit students can apply foundational programming skills to implement a simple microcontroller into Lego designs and hands on tinkering projects. They will build and create unique designs that are enhance with interactive sensors response programs that activate programmable flashing lights, custom sounds, and motion. 

Students will also enjoy pleanty of unplugged outdoor activities and hands-on STEAM experiments, projects, and demos bring the learning to life. 
CoSpaces   

  Skills:   Critical analysis | Problem Solving | Logic
  Technonogy:   ScottieGo | SamLabs | micro:bit | Basic programming | Physical Computing

 

 

TechLabs | Junior STEM Lab | Camp

Course Details

Ages: 5+.

Course Level: Beginner.

Course Language: English, French, & German language supported.

Enrollment: Open to all students.

Standard Course Fees: The course fee includes daily catered lunch & all necessary software, subscriptions and hardware required for use in class unless otherwise stated.

  • Full Day Option at Les Coquelicot (8h-17h): 850 Chf

Typical Camp Day

Morning Session:

  • 8-9 Arrival/STEM oriented free play
  • 9-10:30 Course/teacher lead activity
  • 10:30-11 Snack Break
  • 11-12:30 Course/teacher lead activity

Afternoon Session:

  • 12:30-13:30 Catered Lunch
  • 13:30-15 Unplugged activity (outside- weather permitting)
  • 15-15:30 Snack Break
  • 15:30-17 Course/teacher led activity

 

Date 03/08/2020 – 07/08/2020
Time 09:00 – 17:00
Weekday Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Camps 5 Camps
Place ARCADIA Bildungscampus
Weisse Gasse 6
4001 Basel Stadt
Status Open for applications
Places available 15
Contact TechLabs
Luftmattstrasse 3
4052 Basel
Tel. 0041788470555
www.techlabs.ch
E-mail info@techlabs.ch
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09:00 – 17:00 03/08/2020 ARCADIA Bildungscampus Arcadia | Summer Camp Week 6 | Junior STEAM Lab
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09:00 – 17:00 05/08/2020 ARCADIA Bildungscampus Arcadia | Summer Camp Week 6 | Junior STEAM Lab
09:00 – 17:00 06/08/2020 ARCADIA Bildungscampus Arcadia | Summer Camp Week 6 | Junior STEAM Lab
09:00 – 17:00 07/08/2020 ARCADIA Bildungscampus Arcadia | Summer Camp Week 6 | Junior STEAM Lab