YOUNG EXPLORER WINTER TECH CAMPS 2017

Our Young Explorer Programs caters for students in Prep to Grade 2 and are designed to allow them the ability to innovate through play. We have a range of tools which will bring out the creativity in every student. More kids are starting to innovate at a younger age as more parents believe in the importance of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education.

CHOOSE FROM 1 Day, Multiple Days or a Full week Program

Course Description: STEM WORLD (Limited places!)

Prerequisite: Ability to work in teams with a positive attitude to learning and able to attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 3 July 2017, Monday| Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

STEM World is an integrated module for students who love to explore, discover and learn new things. 

Students will explore circuits and electronics with sophisticated STEM tools such as littleBits and Snap Circuits. Learning about circuits and how things work has never been this easy. Students will snap circuits together and create a variety of different circuits. Plus the littleBits makes learning about electronics and circuits, all the more fun and easy – they simply connect together with magnets! Students will be amazed at how things work at home by working on these circuits.

An added plus to this integrated STEM module, students will be introduced to modular robotics with the famous Cubelets which is a fun start to the fascinating world of robotics. Students will learn about Sense, Think and Action blocks and how they connect to form a variety of different robots. With no wires and programming required (they simply connect by magnets), they are a great introduction to robotics.

Young Explorers will also meet Dash and Dot, two cute robotic friends who will demonstrate some robotics magic! This module is a great headstart for young students who would like to explore STEM subjects.

  • Students will learn:

    • Computational thinking
    • Understand how robots work
    • How sensors work
    • Understand Sense, Think and Action blocks and their outputs
    • Different types of circuits
    • How to create different types of circuits (LEDs, Servo motors, switches, buzzers etc)
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Drag and Drop Programming with Dash and Dot
    • Discovery
    • Hands on learning

Course Description: Chemistry and Coding
(New module!)

Prerequisite: Ability to work in teams with a positive attitude to learning and attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 4 and 5 July 2017, Tuesday and Wednesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (2 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $300 (Early Bird Deal: $280)

An integrated Science and Technology module for young students. Two days of hands on action!

Chemistry: Explore the first day of Chemistry with fun experiments. Students will discover how Chemistry can be fun and exciting with a range of activities. They will explore why oil and water do not mix and conduct experiments related to water, oil and other liquids. Students will have fun with polymers with a series of experiments and also explore and learn different techniques for purifying water with hands on experiments and finally make their own litmus paper with a magical powder. Explore Chemistry is a totally hands on science lab which introduces younger students to Science and makes the learning of Science fun and engaging. Don’t wear your best clothes for this one!

Coding: On the second day, young students will be introduced to coding. Using tablets, students will learn the basics of coding through drag and drop icons and learn basic coding instructions such as “Repeat”, “If and then”, perform a series of movement and turns and programming control buttons. Students will learn how to code with activities suited for young ones who would like to be introduced to STEM subjects in preparation for future learning activities such as robotics and coding.

 

  • Students will learn:

    • Experiment on unmixables such as oil and water
    • Have fun with and understand polymers
      Learn the different techniques for water purification with experiments
    • To make litmus paper with a magical powder
    • Basic coding on tablets
    • How to make objects move, perform turns and repeated tasks
    • Understand the fundamentals of coding
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Science
    • Discovery
    • Hands on learning
    • Drag and Drop programming

What Will Students Take Home?

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Photos and videos of completed projects – Bring your own camera

 

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

ADAPTING TO NEW CHALLENGES
COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK
CREATIVITY
PROBLEM SOLVING

Sample Day

Learning and having fun

8.45am-9.00am: Check-in. All students meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

9:30am: Students will gather in their respective course groups. Let’s Begin!

Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor.

12pm: Lunch time & Play

12.50 pm: Students will gather back in their respective course groups. Let’s Begin!

3:00pm: Home Sweet Home

We have a maximum of 12 students per instructor to allow every child an opportunity to create, make and learn. A facilitator is available to assist students with their learning needs.

Our technology curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with our academy game plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide students with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at Innovate Tech Camps are for beginner through to advanced students.

Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and other related fields. All staff have a valid Working With Children Check.

At Innovate Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEAM subjects, to keep on discovering and exploring. We want you to have fun and learn a lot. In between the course, you can expect supervised breaks, social time and outdoor play  – to take your eyes away from technology and into the open.

STEM WORLD

$150

3 July 2017, Monday

  • 1 Day Program

  •  integrated module  to explore, discover and learn new things. 

  • 9 am to 3 pm

Buy Now!


CHOOSE FROM 1 day, Multiple Days or a Full week Program

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will need to bring morning tea, lunch, some snacks and a drink bottle. You will also need to bring along your action plans (if any).

No, they do not need experience for any of the above. We just want kids and teens to come with a positive attitude, ready to learn and have fun!

All our holiday camps are held at Forest Hill College, 178 – 180 Mahoneys Road, Burwood East. Please enter by Hawthorn Road, past Burwood Heights Primary School.