Plant and Pollinators with Lego

Combine Scratch, LEGO and design thinking by building a flower and a pollinator.

  • For ages 7-10
  • 1.5h Course (One-Off Workshop)
  • 1:4 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For Ages 7-10

Code, creativity and construction converge in this course where you’ll apply your Scratch superpowers to mechanise your LEGO creations. As you bring your own creations to life, and build your own world, block by block.

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY

  • This is a parent-child workshop.
  • Conducted in person. If your child is sick, test positive for COVID-19, or are out on a Stay At Home Notice during the time of course, write in to us immediately for assistance. In addition, if your kid is under Health Risk Warning, please do administer the ART test and provide us with the results before you attend this workshop.
  • Hands-on, synergistic introduction to robotics, engineering and code.
  • Build creative confidence and problem-solving abilities with LEGO and Scratch.
  • Learn about gears, motors, sensors as you model the relationship between a flower and its pollinator during the reproductive phase of a plant.
  • No prior Scratch experience required.

All you need to know

Saturday Kids is a creative coding company started 10 years ago with the sole intention of providing a creative outlet for kids through tech.  To date, we are still being fueled by that mission but have extended ourselves to involve more application based technologies to help kids actualize their designs.

Together with The Botanist and Her Thieves, Saturday Kids is excited to present Plants & Pollinators with LEGO®.  In this workshop, parents and their child will be using special Lego kits to model the relationship between a flower and its pollinator during the reproductive phase of a plant.

 

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  • Discover how code and mechanisms synergise in robotics – learn how hardware and code interface with each other.
  • Combine hardware and software (LEGO and Scratch) to create a plant & pollinator prototype.
  • Articulate your thoughts and ideas in order to present your project.

Life skills you'll learn

Creative Confidence
Logical Thinking
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

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.

What If..

Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, as this camp cannot be conducted online, our team will be refunding this workshop.

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"S always comes away learning something new and having fun at the same time. The lessons and curiosity stay with her as she continues to code even after the camps have ended. Kudos for making coding fun!"

"G enjoyed the lesson so much that he told me 3 hrs felt like only 1 hr had passed."

"My son enjoyed it very much and also learnt a lot. The instructor was friendly and approachable. The presentation on the last day was very useful for parents to know what the course was about."

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Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.

  • 1:4 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is younger than 7, is this course appropriate for her/him? 

This course is only for kids ages 7 and up. If your child is younger than that, they should instead try their hand at one of our courses for preschoolers.

2. My child has not taken Start with Scratch. Can she/he join this course?

No prior experience is required for this workshop.

3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials for this workshop.

4. What if government regulations require this class to move online?

Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, as this camp cannot be conducted online, our team will be refunding this workshop.

 


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