The CSER group are partnering with the Adelaide City Library during Australia’s National Science Week (15th-23rd of August) to bring families opportunities to learn about Computer Science and coding. The Adelaide City Library will be opening their doors to the fun and creative world of computer coding so that families can come and learn to write their very first lines of code together! CSER researcher, Rebecca Vivian and the Adelaide City Library Coordinator, Katherine Shaw, were successful in receiving Science Week funding to purchase resources to run the event.
The following sessions will be available:
Session 1: The Hour of Code + Makey Makey (ages: 7-16)
Monday 17 August 3:30pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 19 August 4pm-6pm (repeat session)
Part 1: Hour of Code:
This session is based on the popular international “Hour of Code” event. In this session, families work together and learn to code using child-friendly online visual programming software! This session is perfect for children who have no coding experience.
Part 2: Inventing with Makey Makey:
In the second half of this session we will combine visual programming with Makey Makey in a fun, hands-on activity. You will work in teams to create some interesting inventions by combining sound and technology with circuits. This session is great for beginners. We recommend attending the Hour of Code session first, so you’re all warmed up.
Session 2: Young Coders (ages 4-7)
Friday 21 August 10:30am-12:30pm
This session is for parents (caregivers, grandparents) and young children. Young children will work with their family member and learn to code using child-friendly colourful drag-and-drop blocks on an app. You’re welcome to bring your own tablet device, otherwise there will be iPads available for use during the session.
To register or find out more information, you can visit the Science Week event page.