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Aerodynamics The Science of Air

$8

with J. Thomas

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm

THIS IS AN ASEP OR 21ST CCLC  WORKSHOP. ONLY SCHOOLS and COMMUNICATIONS MAY REGISTER.

In this session, students will assemble, design, and or make an airplane while learning the fundamentals of aerodynamics, the science of flight.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore the concepts of aerodynamics and aviation
  • Discover the fun and fascination of science
  • Understand the four competing forces of flight; Gravity, lift, thrust, and drag.
  • Design and assemble an airplane that flies far and straight. based on their understanding of gravity, lift, thrust, and drag. 

 

Introduction to 2D Animation

$8
Calendar Next available session starts Dec 10, 2020 at 2 pm

Build a path to game development and movie making. Learn how to animate and move characters. Learners are introduced to the basics of animation. This session introduces the basic programming elements to move characters several steps forwards or backward. Students will learn how to use block coding by selecting building blocks from different menus and how to execute an action. We will also add a sound if time permits.

Ages 7 to 10

PROJECT BUILD: Students will choose something animate, i.e. Name, favorite pet, ball, etc.

This is a level 1 class that is designed for beginners. For learners who are proficient in visual or block coding, should register for a level 2 workshop.

All workshops are small to ensure that learners are guaranteed individual instruction and attention required to build a firm foundation in computer science.

Online Course Requirements: -Mac, Windows PC -Webcam -Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing  

Level Up Your Coding Skills With Python

$20

with J. Thomas

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 12, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Turn gamers into programmers! Level Up Your Coding Skills in Python. A great session for students who love playing online games and want to learn how to code in the process. This is an interactive session where students will learn how to write lines of code in Python. Concepts covered: Basic Syntax, Arguments, Strings, While Loops, Variables, Algorithms. (As time permits).

 

NOTE: This is an intro workshop, limited spots available so learners receive individualized attention.

AGES: 9-15

Online Course Requirements: -Mac, Windows PC -Webcam -Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing

Make an Awesome Animated Movie in 7 Steps!

$20

with J. Thomas

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 12, 2020 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Write Want to create a quality animated film? In this session, students will go through seven of the many stages involved in creating an animated movie from scratch!  The goal is to build literacy skills, creativity, through storyboarding.

Ages 10-15

PROJECT BUILD: Learners will create a short film!

Online Course Requirements: -Mac, Windows PC -Webcam -Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing  

 

 

 

The B.O.S.S. (Beauty of STEAM Series)

Free

with K. Shaw

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 12, 2020 at 11 am
5 additional sessions through May 22, 2021

GPS’s STEM Saturday is a blend of virtual and project-based learning workshops. Monthly sessions are small and will meet via Zoom.  However,  a few additional hours will be required for research, development, and skill-building.  GPS is blending virtual and project-based learning activities to provide learners with a comprehensive learning experience that is flexible and safe.

The  BOSS Chemistry Kits will be mailed, STEAM Manuals may be downloaded, and the BOSS curriculum and videos may be accessed online.  Girls in grades 5th – 12th will learn how to develop their own cosmetic line, invent a product, develop a business plan, and go to market strategy.  The second phase of the program will include project-based Computer Science classes, ie. coding, game design, robotics, and digital marketing workshops.

Grade Level: 5-8

Online Course Requirements:
- MAC or Windows PC
- WebCam
- Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing





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