The Engineering For Kids CODING Club is going virtual! Coding helps develop your child’s creativity, problem solving skills, teamwork and technology knowledge in an engaging, collaborative way though fun and practical challenges. Each 4-day session introduces students to a different coding activity to develop 21st Century skills and bring authentic learning as students get to build something that they can share with family and friends. This class is for those who have not taken our Coding Club classes as students will keep in pace with the class. Classes will be taught LIVE by one of our EFK teachers via Zoom. Five sections to choose from: App Development - App development has increased manifold in the past 5 years due to lower costs and easier access to essential tools, so give your engineer the knowledge to stay ahead in today’s technological society. We’re offering a unique experience in which students get to code, test, and create their own apps in real-time using an easy-to-understand format. The best part about this program is that they’ll be able to save their created apps right to their (or your own) devices for play anywhere, anytime! (Materials & Equipment needed: • Internet access • This is for students who have not taken our Coding Club App Development class yet. • Laptop with a mouse/mousepad and keyboard and camera, and the ability to join the live lesson (ideally a separate device like a phone, laptop or another tablet).• A parent or responsible adult is requested to be on-hand at the start of each class to help with any technical difficulties) Creative Game Design - Game Design is a multifaceted discipline that has many requirements beyond simply coding. This class dives into the creative aspects of Game Design as students come up with their own stories to tell through the medium of a platforming game. Students will do world building activities to ensure their games have a cohesive theme and vision as they create their characters and levels. All of these will culminate in a class-wide arcade day, where students will get to show off their games to the entire class! ( Materials & Equipment needed: Internet access • A tablet that has the free Bloxels Edu App downloaded onto it and the ability to join the live lesson (ideally a separate device like a phone, laptop or another tablet). • A parent or responsible adult is requested to be on-hand at the start of each class to help with any technical difficulties Augmented Reality - Engineering for Kids is partnering with REM5 VR Lab to bring you this new and exciting virtual camp! Students are introduced to different engineering concepts through hands-on projects, then apply the same concepts to create in augmented reality (AR). Lessons will cover aerospace, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. Build and test your own rocket, bridge, flashlight and catapult in real life and in AR! (Materials & Equipment needed: • Internet access • Student kits will be delivered to the Community Ed for parents to pick-up before the start of class (by Thursday the week before class starts). One kit/log-in/student per enrollment)• Students will need to provide the following basic supplies: paper, scissors, ruler, glue, tape, pencil, markers and other coloring materials.• AR capable tablet/mobile device to join the lesson and do the AR portion (iPhone 6s and up, iPad Pro, iPad (2017), list of Android devices here. Please email us for any questions.• A parent or responsible adult is requested to be on-hand at the start of each class to help with any technical difficulties • Additional free apps needed to be downloaded for the AR portion will be communicated before the camp starts.) Coding in Scratch® 3.0 - Basic Games - Scratch® 3.0 has landed, so stay ahead of the curve with this introduction class. Learn the fundamentals of computer programming by seeing how to build your own games. Coding theory is taught through practical tasks, so you don't just learn how computer code works; you learn why it's done that way. Jumpy Monkey shows you how to simulate gravity in their games, or you can give Dog's Dinner a try to learn about collision detection. What's more, this new version of Scratch® will also let you code and play games on tablets, and play the games you create on smart phones! Coding in Scratch® 3.0 - Projects - Students will get familiar with Scratch® 3.0 as difficult coding concepts become fun and easy to understand as budding programmers build their own projects. Build games, simulations, and mind-bending graphics as you discover the awesome things computer programmers can do with Scratch® 3.0. This class will give students a solid understanding of programming, preparing them to create their own projects from scratch, and even move on to more complex programming languages like Python. (Materials & Equipment needed for Scratch®: • Internet access • Laptop with a mouse/mousepad and keyboard and camera, and the ability to join the live lesson (ideally a separate device like a phone, laptop or another tablet). • A parent or responsible adult is requested to be on-hand at the start of each class to help with any technical difficulties) **This class is being held online, interactive through Zoom. You can choose to enable your camera and audio, or just view the live content. More information will be sent after enrollment and before the first class.