September School Holiday Courses

Cubelets Robotic Construction – small robotic blocks with the same imagination as lego.
Learn to Create Web Pages with HTML & CSS
Hands on Introduction to Electronics with Snap Circuits.

Cubelets Robotic Construction – small robotic blocks with the same imagination as lego.
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By snapping together magnetic motion sensors, light blocks, motors, temperature detectors and motion sensors children will experience a hands on exploration of building robots as they learn about data input, outputs and design optimisation..

Date: Tuesday the 27th of September
Time: 10am to 12 pm
Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory
Age: 6years +
Cost: $35 (non-members $50)

RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com for a Registration Form

Learn to Create Web Pages with HTML & CSS
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HTML and CSS are two connected languages used in website construction. Your child will be given the opportunity to create their own website by learning the basics of these languages. The web based environments used, will allow the children to continue to discover at home, using the tools they study in the course.

This workshop is ideal to expose girls to important computational thinking skills and children are welcome to register with a friend.

Date: Friday the 30th of September
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Age: 10+ (email Kriss if you would like a younger child to attend)
Venue: Perth Modern School Mills Building
Cost: $25
RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com for a Registration Form.

A Hands-On Introduction to Electronics with Snap Circuits

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This workshop will allow children 7 years + to explore electricity without wires or soldering. The kids will create working electronic circuits and learn about:

Basic circuits
Motors
Resistors
Conductors and non-conductors
Voltage
Switches
Children are welcome to register with a friend.

Date: Wednesday the 28th of September
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Age: 7yrs +
Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory
Cost: $25
RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com for a Registration Form.

JULY 2016

Magnetic Fun for 3 to 5 year olds

Explore electromagnetism and discover the mysteries behind one of the fundamental forces of the universe

Find out what magnetism is, how it works in the
natural world, and how it interacts with electricity.

  • Explore magnetic fields and forces
  • Discover the applications of electromagnetism
  • Make your own compasS
  • Build a levitating motor
  • Make an electromagnetic racer

Parents attend this workshop with their child (or 1 parent to 2 children)

Date: Friday the 8th of July
Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory
Time: 10 am to 11.30 am
Cost: $25 (non-members $35)
RSVP: coll.mccallum@gmail.com
Microscopes Magnification and the Building Blocks of Life
Discover the world around you through the lens of a microscope.
Learn how optics let us see the normally unobservable world by getting up close to things around us.

  • Learn to use a microscope
  • Discover the physics behind magnification
  • View the natural world in minute detail
  • Learn what you’re made of
  • Discover the building blocks of life.

Date: Monday July the 11th

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory

Age: 6 – 9 years

Cost: $25 (non-members $35)

RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com for a Registration Form
A Hands-On Introduction to Electronics with Snap Circuits

This workshop will allow children 7 years + to explore electricity without wires or soldering. The kids will create working electronic circuits and learn about:

Basic circuits
Motors
Resistors
Conductors and non-conductors
Voltage
Switches
Date: Tuesday 12th of July
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Age: 7yrs +
Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory
Cost: $25 (non-members $35)
RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com for a Registration Form
Learn Beginners Computer Coding with Scratch

Start to foster STEM (science technology engineering and math) skills. There is a gap between supply and demand of these types of jobs and there is extremely low representation of women in these areas.

Scratch is an intuitive, pictorial environment with which children can learn the basics of coding. No typing required, instead drag and drop code blocks are used. Unleash your creativity making characters, plays and games.

Children are welcome to register with a friend and work together.

Date: Wednesday the 13th of July
Time: 10am to 12pm
Age: 8 yr + (please see Note below)
Venue: Mills Building (MU7)
Cost: $25 (non- member $35)
RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com for a Registration Form

Note: 6 and 7 year olds must be accompanied by a parent
Programing Robots with Mbot

With GATCA’s mBot’s, you will learn to code the robot’s controls and then test your work out on a robot obstacle course. Students will be asked to consider a real life problem and devise strategies to overcome it using coding.

Requirements:

  • Completion of the GATCA’s Scratch course or a sound knowledge of scratch coding
    Students must bring with them a laptop that: Runs windows or apple (cannot run on an android system) and has a USB port available (cannot be the lightening connector of the ipad)
    You will be required to download the mBot Scratch Program. System Requirements:
    Windows or Mac operating system
    Adobe Air version 17.0+ (included)
    Arduino IDE version 1.6.5 (included)
    Over 120 MB free hard drive space

If you do not have a laptop available GATCA will be able to make some available

Date: Thursday the 14th of July

Time: 10 am – 12pm

Venue Perth Modern School Refectory

Age: 8 years +

Cost: $35 (non-members $50)

RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com
Cubelets Robotic Construction – small robotic blocks with the same imagination as lego.

By snapping together magnetic motion sensors, light blocks, motors, temperature detectors and motion sensors children will experience a hands on exploration of building robots as they learn about data input, outputs and design optimisation..

Date: Friday the 15th of July
Time: 10am to 12 pm
Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory
Age: 6years +
Cost: $35 (non-members $50)

RSVP: krissmuskett@gmail.com for a Registration Form