Understand the world and its interconnected systems through the lens of the Earth and Sciences. At the same time, build up foundational knowledge of computer science concepts as you apply them through thematic projects on Scratch.
Understand the world and its interconnected systems through the lens of the Earth and Life Sciences. At the same time, build up foundational knowledge of computer science concepts as you apply them through thematic projects on Scratch.
Class taught in English & conducted online via Zoom
Integrate science with code and discover the real world applications of STEM in the world
Dive deep into Life Sciences – let’s learn about the life cycle of animals!
Build an animation of an animal life cycle in Scratch, a block-based coding language
Basic familiarity with Scratch is recommended – budding young scientists new to Scratch are recommended to attend Coding the Impossible 0
All you need to know
How does a chicken, mosquito or cockroach transform throughout its life?
Arrange their life cycles in the correct order and discover how this relates to the concept of algorithms. Then, apply your knowledge to build an animation of the animal life cycle of your choice.
Apply your knowledge to build an animation of the animal life cycle of your choice.
In the process, kids develop to creativity, curiosity, and a growth mindset.
Science and coding outcomes are aligned to K12 Standards (K12 CS Framework, Next Generation Science Standards, Singapore MOE Science Syllabus, National Curriculum in England Science Programme).
Your child will require:
A computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in class and for our instructor to check their understanding. Kindly avoid sharing devices.
Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
Google Chrome as their default web browser during classes. You may download it here.
Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here.
We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 45 mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
Understand that an algorithm is a set of instructions that describes how to perform a task
Apply algorithms to a Scratch project
Remember the life cycle of the chicken, cockroach and mosquito
Understand that different animals (butterfly, mosquito, cockroach, chicken, frog) have different life cycles
Life skills you'll learn
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.