YOUNG EXPLORER
TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
6 Jan – 17 Jan 2020

Course Description: 3D Design & Printing for Juniors

Path: Technology (STEM Specialist Module)
Prerequisite: No prior experience needed but student should be open to learning various types of technology as this is a specialist course.

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ENROLL - YOUNG EXPLORER TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 20203D DESIGN & PRINTING JUNIORS ON 8 JANUARY 2020
Grades: Grade 1 and 2
Date: 8 January 2020, Wednesday 
Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm (1 day program)
Location: Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic
Cost: $150 (includes GST)
Additive Manufacturing
In this specialist module for Juniors, they will explore 3D printing which is part of our world and continues to fascinate people . Junior students will learn the concepts behind 3D printing and understand how 3D printing works. Yes, from the time the design is created and when it goes to print using design software.
Junior students will guided on the design to print process during the session. They will understand how 3D printing continues to evolve from design to print and how 3D printing impacts technology and our world – the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing, which gets them thinking. 
  • Students will take home a 3D printed object which they have created during the program.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing
  • Introduction to 3D design and print (Additive Manufacturing)
  • How 3D printing is used
  • Learn the process of 3D printing and how they evolve from design to print
  • How to design a 3D model and bring it to print
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Additive Manufacturing

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

  • Learn to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
  • Hands on design for both 3D printing
  • Understanding advanced manufacturing (3D printing)

Course Description: Awesome Engineers

Path: Engineering and Robotics
Prerequisite: No prior experience needed but student should be open to learning various types of technology as this is a specialist course.

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ENROLL - YOUNG EXPLORER TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 2020AWESOME ENGINEERS ON 13 JANUARY 2020

Grades: Grade 1 and 2
Date:  13 January 2020, Monday
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program)
Location: Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic
Cost:  $150 (includes GST)

An engineering and robotics module for juniors using the Lego WeDo 2.0. Students who love Lego will enjoy building a variety of different contraptions from simpler models to more complex ones.
Through the builds, students will explore the use of sensors, motors, gears, pulleys all of which are important fundamentals of robotics. They will also do drag and drop programming to help them bring the models they make to life.
This module is suitable for all juniors who love to build, create and who wish to understand how things work. A day of Lego fun!

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Learn the fundamentals of robotics
  • Understand how sensors, pulleys, levels, gears work
  • Understand how their contraptions respond to code
  • How contraptions work in real life

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

  • Hands on experience
  • Drag and Drop Coding
  • Fundamentals of robotics and coding
  • Problem solving
  • Collaborating in teams

Course Description: Explore Robotics with BBC:Microbit

Path: Technology and Computer Science (STEM Specialist Module)
Prerequisite: No prior experience needed but student should be open to learning various types of technology as this is a specialist course and able to attend independently.

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ENROLL - YOUNG EXPLORER TECH SUMMER SCHOOL 2020EXPLORE ROBOTICS WITH BBC:MICROBIT ON 14 JANUARY 2020

Grades: Grade 1 and 2
Date:  14 January 2020, Tuesday
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program)
Location: Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic
Cost:  $150 (includes GST)

Juniors will venture into micro:bit in this summer module. They will use drag and drop coding to work on the micro:bit.
They will be introduced to the possibilities and capabilities of the micro:bit. With smaller, fun projects especially designed for junior students, they will be able to explore the micro:bit.
What is the micro:bit? It is a small, programmable computer which you can hold in your hands. It may be small but it has fantastic capabilities such as buttons, sensors and a screen. The micro:bit is hardly a limited module as it can be used for all kinds of creations and there are no limits as to what you can create with the micro:bit. The micro:bit can be used to create many things and juniors can look forward to learning something new and something fun in this brand new module.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Introduction to BBC:Microbit

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

  • Hands on experience
  • Drag and Drop Coding
  • Learn to work with circuits and coding

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 10 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.

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).