Based on the apocalyptic survival game theme, the kids will use the scratch coding tool to recreate the floating bus, aerostatic balloon and glider effect. The kids will trace their own digital images, design the landing terrain and use coding to animate the flying and landing scenes. This camp will focus on creativity and programming logic. It will not include any destruction or violence. The kids are welcome to bring their own electronics to play during the break.
Start an Animated YouTube Channel (Ages 7-13)
Create your own YouTube animation channel. Define the channel’s concept and mission. Develop scripts. Use Flash to create storyboards. Learn the basics of sound recording using the Audacity tool. Then use Adobe Animate to create backdrops and object symbols. Combine digital elements with the use of our digital puppets to create animated shorts. Given the amount of time that is needed to animate, students will not create their own characters but use our cartoon characters to practice animation. BRAINopolis will enable laptops for the kids to work in class. Bring your own mouse and flash drive to class.
August 5th - August 9th:
Minecraft Entrepreneur (Ages 6-11)
Create your own hypothetical real estate business. Design and build digital properties using Minecraft. You will create your company name, logo, slogan, property catalog, and code an animated commercial to advertise you digital properties. This class will help you with teamwork, creativity, focus, and will give you the opportunity to present your project. BRAINopolis will enable laptops to work in class. Some activities will require students to share a laptop and work in pairs. Bring your own mouse and flash drive.
Artificial Intelligence (Ages 6-13)
Create a heart pace maker model, code a heart monitor simulator, program a digital car that memorizes where obstacles are and a digital robot that asks people questions and learns from the answers to communicate. We will learn about Watson and other AI tools and their connection with robotics. Brainopolis will enable laptops to work in class. Some activities will require students to share a laptop and work in pairs. Bring your own mouse and flash drive.