STEM+ Explorers: Structure and States of Matter at Home
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.
Workshop conducted online via Zoom
Integrate science with code and discover the real world applications of STEM in the world
Dive deep into Physical Sciences – let’s learn more about Matter!
Understand and demonstrate the structure and states of matter with the aid of block-based coding language, Scratch
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
We are all made of matter, but what is matter made up of?
We’ll learn what makes matter, and discover how a matter’s particles determine its physical state with the help of visual aids coded in Scratch.
Learn about the concept of Events in programming – for instance, you’ll get to practice using the when green flag clicked block in Scratch.
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
State the definition of matter
Explain that matter is made of particles too small to be seen
Describe what happens to a matter’s particles when it changes states
Understand the concept of events in Scratch
Create a Scratch animation to demonstrate the movement of particles when matter changes states, and explain that the mass of matter remains the same
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.
"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."
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"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!
Workshop conducted online via Zoom
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.