Game making with Scratch & Invention
Ages: 6 - 10 Skills Level: Beginner - Advance
Timing: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Tools: Scratch, Invention project matreials
Progressive curriculum week by week
Overview of the week
Game Making with Scratch
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Learn drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab) to build your logical and problem solving skill, without worrying about the syntax error. Who knows what programming language will be in demand when a student will be required to use it, but Logical and problem solving skill will be always common with any language.
Scratch is a Kid-Friendly Programming Languages where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.
In this camp, we have six levels:-
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
- Level 4
- Level 5
- Level 6
As student progress, Students will be working on various games and animation like Space Quest, Dress Up, Space conqueror, Hide and seek, Starfish Choir, Maze solver, Ping Pong, many more..
If desiring a half day camp (9-12:00) Use can just register for Game Making with Scratch only.
Be an Inventor
Be an inventor, work like an inventor. A fun Maker-Camp that introduces innovation. Become an Inventor and Engineer!
While working in teams, students learn basics of brainstorming, design and cost tradeoffs, and intellectual property. Teams compete in best designs for multiple challenge projects using material from class and/or home. Previous classes created
Coaster Spirals, Robotic Arms, Scissor Lifts, Artist Robot, electric bowties, etc.
Last hour of last day is invention-convention where students present to parents their projects and evaluate their process and teamwork.
- COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Camp Hours and Daily Schedule
09:00 AM Check - in
09:15 AM Game Making with Scratch lesson
10:30 AM Morning break (campers bring snacks)
11:00 AM Continue Instruction and build, customize, test
11:45 AM Clean-up & review (Half Day Campers pickup)
12:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM Invention
02:30 PM Afternoon Break (campers bring snacks)
02:50 PM Invention
03:30 PM Pickups
3:30-6:30 Extended care available
If desiring a half day camp (9-12:00) Use can just register for Game Making with Scratch camp only.
Camp Key Elements
STEM based curriculum on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Camps curriculum is designed from beginner to advanced level
Hands-on experimental and exploratory study
kids will learn strategies for “Critical Thinking, Lateral Thinking, Problems Solving, Designing Projects and Communicating Ideas”
They will discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles
Students will be assigned with projects according to their grade and skills.
At start of each week teacher analysis the kids level and teaches everything necessary for a beginning or advanced student to next level to complete the course work.
At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 11:00 AM and is typically finished by 12:00 PM. Then we will start Fun Friday - Walking Movie, Ice Cream, Cookies, Games, Lots of fun