CIRCUIT MAKERS 101 ONLINE (Grades: 1-3)
Let’s get creative with electricity! In this junior hands-on electronics class, students will gain experience with creating their own electronics; designing custom light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, and more. Each class day consists of a circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project, using components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, and sensors. Circuit Lab staff will make sure participants create many projects that they can be proud of, and each class day includes a project to keep. Material kits will be distributed ahead of the program.
APP INVENTORS ONLINE (Grades 3-6)
Want to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad? Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it? In this no-experience-required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to program Android apps to responds to user inputs, read data from the environment, and design interactive games. Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own with the support of Circuit Lab instructors. (Please note that an Android phone or tablet will be required to participate with rentals available. There will be a $70 rental fee).
These classes will be held virtually through Zoom.