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STEM Minds Community Nights (2024-2025)

STEM Minds Community Nights (2024-2025)

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In-Person Program 

Join us for STEM Minds community nights. Explore exciting STEM topics like coding, video game design, animation, and more as you build skills to prepare you for 21st century. We will release themes every month (September, October, November, etc.) and will open registrations 4 weeks prior to start of each event.

Dates and Themes: For Children Ages 8-14

For the 4-7 age group, the themes are the following:

  • Sep 12,  2024 > Video Game Creation with Bloxels
  • Oct 10, 2024 > Creative Coding with Scratch Jr
  • Nov 7, 2024 > Hands-on Robotics
  • Dec 12, 2024 > Fun science!

For the 8-14 age group, the themes are the following:

  • Sep 12, 2024 > Retro Video Game Creation
  • Oct 10, 2024 > Creative Coding with Scratch
  • Nov 7, 2024 > Hands-on Robotics with m-bot robots
  • Dec 12, 2024 > Minecraft Education

Times

  • Timing for 4-7 > 5:00 – 6:15pm
  • Timing for 8-14 > 5:00 – 6:30pm

Location

  • Aurora location: 212 Earl Stewart Dr, Unit 3, Aurora, Ontario (Bayview and St. John Side Road)

Number of Participants

  • Maximum of 30 students for each session. Please note that prior registration is required to attend each session. 
  • We reserve the right to change the program offered at the community night

Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enrollment Information

Please add each child to the cart separately. Do not leave any text fields blank.

Photography Consent

Please indicate whether you agree to our photography consent policy. If you do not consent to this policy, please leave the checkbox blank.

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For the 4-7 age group, the themes are the following:

Sep 12,  2024 > Video Game Creation with Bloxels

  • Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. Students can use coloured blocks to design their characters and settings to tell their own amazing stories! Keep the creativity flowing by designing a scientific process, a historical location, or even a story about yourself! The possibilities are endless!

Oct 10, 2024 > Creative Coding with Scratch Jr

  • Scratch Jr is a user-friendly coding platform designed for very young children. It introduces them to the fundamentals of programming through a colorful and intuitive interface where they can create animated stories and games by snapping together code blocks.

Nov 7, 2024 > Hands-on Robotics

  • Robotics is of paramount importance for young children as it provides a captivating gateway to a multitude of essential skills and knowledge. Through interactive play and exploration with robots, children develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and coding skills, all of which are fundamental for success in an increasingly technology-driven world.

Dec 12, 2024 > Fun science!

  • Hands-on science activities for kids are a captivating way to ignite curiosity and deepen understanding of the natural world. Through experiments, exploration, and interactive projects, children actively engage with scientific concepts, fostering a love for learning. Concepts of electricity and magnetism will be introduced and the children will bring home their science creations.

 

For the 8-14 age group, the themes are the following:

Sep 12, 2024 > Retro Video Game Creation

  • The participants will create their own games in a fun, easy way using Microsoft MakeCode Arcade platform and enjoy their creations! MakeCode delivers instant results, providing a block and text editor, and other features that allow children of all ages to learn to program and enjoy their time.

Oct 10, 2024 > Creative Coding with Scratch

  • Scratch is a fantastic platform for introducing kids and beginners to the world of coding and programming. Using a block-based visual programming language, Scratch allows users to create interactive stories, games, and animations by stacking code blocks together, eliminating the need to write complex code syntax. This approach makes coding concepts accessible and fun, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills.

Nov 7, 2024 > Hands-on Robotics with m-bot robots

  • Coding with m-Bots offers an engaging and hands-on way to learn programming and robotics, ideal for students and beginners. These educational robots, created by Makeblock, are equipped with various sensors and components, allowing users to explore concepts like movement, obstacle detection, and line following through visual programming languages like Scratch or more advanced ones like Python.

Dec 12, 2024 > Minecraft Education

      • Minecraft is a wildly popular sandbox video game known for its open-world creativity and exploration. In Minecraft, players traverse a blocky, procedurally generated world, gathering resources, building structures, and battling monsters. Its limitless possibilities, from constructing intricate architectural marvels to embarking on epic adventures, make it a captivating and educational experience for players of all ages.
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