Option R 7 Ages 7-9
In this exciting camp, students will learn the science behind circuits and boolean logic as they make their own circuits using light bulbs and home made switches. They can then apply their circuitry knowledge using Redstone in MineCraft! Redstone can be used in Minecraft to:
Make simple circuits, such as automatic doors and light switches
Construct complex devices such as:
Students will learn about switches, the binary numeral system, the difference between series and parallel circuits, make upstairs/downstairs circuits and more, all while using problem solving skills and group cooperation.
On the last day, students will use their new knowledge of binary and logic gates to create their own basic but functional calculators in Minecraft!
Students will also direct their enthusiasm for playing Minecraft into learning about and practicing city planning!
We will work as a community to choose the land we develop, build homes, streets, lamps and find/create stable sources of food and income.
Students will learn about trading, civil responsibility and duties, agricultural planning and architecture while playing their favorite game with children who share the same passion.
We will help children understand coding in Minecraft using the Minecraft Hour of Code
Scratch Programming: Here is the program your technology minded student has been waiting for. With Scratch, your child will learn how to create computer programs using drop and drag technology that will bring their imagination to life right before their eyes! They will have the opportunity to make cartoons, movies, video games, animate their stories and compose music all done with Scratch. When your child comes home every evening from camp ask them to show you what they created. You will be amazed!!
We provide the computers for camp so that we do not have to spend valuable camp time downloading the program onto your students' computers!
Requirements: Students must have AT LEAST 10 hours of playing time ON A COMPUTER. The controls are different for all devices, so if your child has never played on a computer they will experience a lot of frustration in the first day of camp while they catch up.