YOUNG EXPLORER
WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM
JULY 2019

Course Description: Awesome Engineers 

Path: Engineering

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

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Grades: Prep to Grade 2
Date: 1 July 2019, Monday
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program)
Location: Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic
Cost: $150 (includes GST)
This popular module is specially for juniors with interesting LEGO models which junior students will use LEGO WeDo 2.0 to create. Using Drag and Drop programming, juniors create fun models out of LEGO. Think of a Glowing Snail, a Cooling Fan, a Spy Robot and a Moving Satellite and more! And the greater fun is making them come “alive” with those programs and they will move!
Through the building and programming of these models, juniors will learn about gears, sensors, coding and more robotics concepts. Juniors will not only be working on interesting models but will also hone their collaboration and problem solving skills as they working on finding solutions to given  projects which are relevant to the real world. A brand new module for Juniors to develop a variety of STEM skills in preparation for more learning of STEM subjects in their later years.
Returning students will build more complex models and structures.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Fundamentals of robotics and basic coding
  • Learn simple programming icons and what they can be used for
  • The concepts behind the models and how they work
  • Understanding fundamental robotic systems
  • Extension tasks to problem solve in relation to real world activities

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

  • Understand the fundamentals of coding and robotics
  • Hands on building experiences
  • How do the contraptions work
  • Problem solving and collaborative activities to participate in
  • Drag and Drop Programing

Course Description: Explore Augmented Reality  & Robotics (New integrated module)

Path: Future Technologies and 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.

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ENROLL - YOUNG EXPLORER WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2019EXPLORE AUGMENTED REALITY AND ROBOTICS ON 2 JULY 2019

Grades: Prep to Grade 2
Date: 2 July 2019 , Tuesday
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program)
Location: Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic
Cost: $150 (includes GST)

This is an integrated robotics module for Juniors with both Ozobot and Augmented Reality. A new module specially for Juniors who would like to explore STEM subjects and future technologies.
Robotics
Juniors will learn visual coding, how robots work in their environments, respond to codes (visual codes) and make decisions with a variety of enjoyable, hands on tasks and experiments. Juniors learn about robots in a fun way and pick up new skills in this journey as they discover how robots help with many jobs.
Augmented Reality (Junior Friendly)
Augmented Reality (AR) is rapidly changing our world and merging both our physical and virtual experiences and environments. Used in gaming, design, marketing, navigation and more, AR makes everything just that little bit more special. Augmented reality adds a digital layer over the real world environment there and then.
Juniors will understand how AR technology allows for virtual objects to be placed in the real world in real time which enhances our information about the world we are in.  Juniors will use AR (specially designed activities for younger children in this program) in the classroom to create their own special digital layers and enhance their digital experiences.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Learn how robots work in their given environment
  • Understand the sensors Ozobot  has
  • Visual coding  and how they work with the robots
  • Understand how robots respond to code
  • Background of Augmented Reality
  • How to add a digital layer over the real world

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

  • Hands on experience
  • Visual Coding
  • Fundamentals of robotics and coding
  • Problem solving
  • Collaborating in teams
  • Future Technology discovery

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).