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eScout Academy - Build Games and Science experiments, Winter Session

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eScout Academy is offering creative online courses to inspire Elementary and Middle school students towards computing. They will learn the basics of Science and Physical computing(STEM), and Robotics concepts in a fun and easy way. The courses consists of different themed activities like art, music, storytelling, interactive games, and science experiments. Each course is designed to inspire and engage students and "Making STEM fun and real".

Courses focus on building: creativity, social-emotional intelligence, peer-peer learning, working in a group environment, design thinking, mathematical thinking, and real-world problem-solving.

Course Offerings

Animation and Develop Games I & II, Grades 2-4:
Explore code puzzles and apply computing steps using Blockly.
Develop real games using Minecraft, arcade, and sports games with a focus on Repeat, conditionals, mathematical operators concepts.

Develop Games: Roblox, Minecraft, Grades 3-5:
Intro to Roblox, Minecraft, students will build awesome games like Obby, Adv Maps etc.
Intro to programming, Drawing basics, and animation basics using p5.js

Develop Games: Python, p5.js Intro Web, Grades 4-6:
Intro to python (pygame), Build games: Bounce!, Race 
Intro to processingJS, drawing, animation, and interacting with the web

Physical Computing: Science experiments with “Micro:bit”, Grades 3-5:
Introduction to micro:bit, code editor, and blocks
Science experiments using different sensors like Accelerometer, Light, Temperature, Compass, Input and Output PINS

All sessions are taught online via Zoom. A laptop or tablet is required.

Physical computing courses require Micro:bit or Arduino Kits, either you can rent from us for $15 or purchase online for $30-$50. We will share more details before the start of the course.

General Information
Location: Online
Experience Level: Beginner - Moderate
Dates: See Below
Time: See Below
Grades: 2-6
Cost: See Below

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at any time prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes place within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at any time with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.

If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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