YOUNG EXPLORER WINTER TECH CAMPS 2018

Innovate Tech Camp’s Young Explorer Programs are specially created for students in Prep to Grade 2. The programs are designed to allow junior students the ability to innovate through play. Innovate has a wide range of tools and a strong STEM curriculum which will bring out the creativity and innovation in every student. Every child can learn robotics and learn how to code! Juniors will learn how to problem solve and develop critical thinking skills in a safe environment which will help them during their school years and beyond.

CHOOSE FROM A FEW PROGRAMS

Course Description: Engineering for Juniors (Engineering)

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: 2 July 2018, Monday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

Engineering for Juniors teaches junior students the fundamentals of robotics. Juniors will explore the concepts of gears, levers, pulleys and belts through building and constructing Lego models.

Juniors will build mechanisms such as Dancing Birds, a Smart Spinner, a Drumming Monkey and through this series, understand how simple machines work through the Lego Drag and Drop software. The Drag and Drop software teaches students simple programming and allows them to bring their models alive by coding. This module is a great introduction to robotics for younger students and will help them understand the basic concepts in their early years.

  • Students will learn:

    • Fundamentals of robotics and basic coding
    • Learn simple programming icons and their uses
    • The concepts behind simple machines
    • Gears, pulleys, levers, belts and motors and how important they are in robotics
    • How code makes a simple machine come to life
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Fundamentals of coding
    • Fundamentals of machines work
    • Hands on learning with activities designed around simple machines using LEGO
    • Drag and Drop Programing

Course Description: Ozobotics (Robotics)

Prerequisite: Ability to work independently or in a team with a positive attitude to learning.  Student should  attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 3 July 2018 , Tuesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

A robotics and coding program for Junior students using the Ozobot robot! Cute and tiny, small but with a big personality, Ozobot is great for junior students to learn coding and how robots work in their environments and what makes robots so special.

With lights, sounds and movements like a robot should, juniors learn how to program and control the Ozobots (block based programming with OzoBlockly) and visual code while learning the basic concepts of robotics and coding. During this camp, students will also create an Ozoworld with tracks of visual codes for the Ozobots to move along in – an amazing world of robotics with an Ozobot visual code track!

This course is great for younger students who would like an introduction to coding, visual codes and robotics or for those who wish to have a taster session before joining an after school robotics and technology program.

  • Students will learn:

    • Learn how robots work in their given environment
    • Understand the sensors Ozobot has
    • Visual coding and the various codes
    • Understand how robots respond to code
    • Learn about the special features Ozobot has
    • How to use OzoBlockly to code the Ozobot
    • Basic coding of Ozobots on digital platforms
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Hands on experience
    • Visual Coding
    • Basic coding with Ozoblockly
    • Fundamentals of robotics and coding

Course Description: Circuits and Electronics (Electronics)

Prerequisite: Ability to work independently or in a team with a positive attitude to learning.  Student should  attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 4 July 2018 , Wednesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

Explore  circuits and electronics in this fascinating module which introduces young students to littleBits electronics and SnapCircuits.

Junior students will learn all about electronics and how circuits work. From LEDs, to switches, buttons, motion triggers, wires, pulse etc, students will develop an understanding of how these circuits work and what output is achieved with every input. Students will get to snap together a variety of circuits which are magnetic and learn how important circuits are in our world.

Students will be guided to create their very own circuits and make a simple light which works. This is a very hands on module for the creative and curious Junior who wants to discover and learn.

  • Students will learn:

    • Learn how circuits and electronics work
    • Introduction  to modules such as LEDs, motion triggers, buzzers, switches, buttons, branches wires etc and how they work.
    • Understand input and output
    • Develop an interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) and explore how to get creative with circuits
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Hands on electronics
    • Discovery
    • Create a STEAM electronics project

Course Description: Explore Coding (Coding)

Prerequisite: Ability to work independently or in a team with a positive attitude to learning.  Student should  attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 5 July 2018, Thursday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

An introductory program for young kids with a focus on coding and computer science.

Junior students will be introduced to coding using virtual robots and drag and drop programming – yes use those fingers to create your code! Using tablets and coding applications,  students will learn the basics of coding through the drag and drop icons and learn simple coding instructions such as “Repeat”, “If and then”, perform a series of movement and turns and programming control buttons.

Junior 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.

Our advice: Coding may be a little intimidating when young ones are starting out but we hope parents will work with us to encourage the little ones before they attend the program – together we can get them started on the journey!

  • Students will learn:

    • Introduction to robots / flowcharts
    • Understand coding through flowchart activity
    • Introduction to drag and drop programming
    • Understand commands such as “repeat”, “if” and “then” and how to apply them to the programs
    • How to use logic to shorten codes
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Drag and Drop coding
    • Discovery
    • Hands on coding activities

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.

Engineering for Juniors

$150

2 July 2018, Monday


  • Fundamentals of Robotics Systems. 

  • 9 am to 3 pm

ENROLL NOW!

Circuits and Electronics

$150

4 July 2018, Wednesday


  • Explore  circuits and electronics in this fascinating module which introduces young students to littleBits electronics and SnapCircuits.

  • 9 am to 3 pm

ENROLL 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).