STEM+ Explorers: Ocean Clean Up

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.

  • For ages 7-10
  • 2h Course (One-Off Workshop)
  • 1:4 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For Ages 7-10

Explore what’s happening to our beautiful oceans and ways to combat pollution. At the same time, build up foundational knowledge of computer science concepts and apply them through thematic projects on Scratch.

  • Available in hybrid format (Online & Offline)
    Parents can opt for the online format, up to a week before the start of workshop
  • No experience necessary
  • Integrate science with code and discover the real-world applications of STEM in the world
  • Dive deep into Earth Sciences – let’s learn more about preserving our environment & oceans
  • Apply your new knowledge on environmental pollution by building a Scratch project with your coding superpowers

All you need to know

Scratchers Assemble!

Introducing Scratch, a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language where kids learn to code through a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, lowering the barriers to learning for kids who aren’t yet proficient with using a keyboard.

Ocean Clean Up

Beaches can be lovely places to visit and relax. However, have you been to a polluted beach? Where do all the trash come from?

Learn about the impacts of plastic pollution in oceans & beaches, and explore solutions to combat this problem.

Pick up the basics of block-based programming with Scratch. Then expand your coding toolkit by learning to use the repeat until loop in your project.

With your new coding superpowers, apply your knowledge to visualise the strengths and weaknesses of System 001, an ocean clean-up device.

This workshop’s 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).

For online format, 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.
    (For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
  • We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 15 mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  • List examples of existing ocean clean-up solutions
  • Compare multiple ocean clean-up solutions based on how well they address different problems
  • Introduction into block-based programming
  • Understand the concept of loops in programming
  • Use repeat until block in Scratch

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, this workshop will be shifted online

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"My child loved Science with Code, and asked why his school can't teach like this! Looks like you are transforming the way science is taught."

"In Science with Code, we actually get to do hands-on stuff like coding; we get to learn how things get invented in real life, instead of just using them."

"YES! I LOVE IT SOOOOOO MUCH."

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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
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is younger than 7, can he join this course?

It is recommended that your child try their hand at one of our courses that is aimed at the 5 to 6 age group first.

2. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

Of course! This workshop is designed for students with no prior programming knowledge.

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

Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this workshop will be shifted online.


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