For Ages 7-10
Explore what happens to the delicious food we eat every day after it enters our bodies. At the same time, build up foundational knowledge of computer science concepts & 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 Life Sciences – let’s learn more about how our body processes the food we eat
- Apply your new knowledge on our digestive system by building a Scratch project with your coding superpowers
All you need to know
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.
Ever wondered what happens to the food we eat? Or how it is digested & giving us plenty of energy?
Let’s explore our digestive system. Learn about the organs in our digestive system and what each of their roles are.
Pick up the basics of block-based programming with Scratch. Then expand your coding toolkit by applying the concept of sensing in our project.
With your new coding superpowers, apply your skills to build a Scratch project illustrating our digestive system.
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
- Understand what a digestive system is
- Identify the organs in the human digestive system
- Describe functions of the digestive system’s organs
- Introduction into block-based programming
- Understand the concept of Sensing in programming
- Apply the Sensing blocks in Scratch projects
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.
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this workshop will be shifted online
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.