Calendar of online MAKER Workshops for 9 to 12 year olds

August/September 2020 

Introduction to Coding with SCRATCH 3 Level 1

In this Eight Day coding camp, participants will learn how to code with SCRATCH 3.0. In this first installment of a three part series, participants will learn what Coding is and the role of Coding in the 21st century workplace. They will learn how to create their own characters and backgrounds which they get to use in projects that include animations and games. The workshop is a fun and engaging programme where they get to learn the role that life skills like grit, perseverance, collaboration, curiosity and creativity play in getting an idea from the realm of imagination into being a digital product whether it is creating their own game or an animation

Age Range: 9 years to 12 years old

Class size: 5 , Booking essential

Duration: A total of 8 hours spread over 8 days 

Scheduled Date :TBA

Scheduled Time : TBA

Fun with 3D modelling and 3D Printing : Designing and 3D Printing my first Product!

3D printing technology is creating new ways of making everyday things. But what is 3D printing and how can young people harness this technology and use it to find new ways of solving today's and tomorrow's problems?  Join us in this one day introductory program where participants will learn how to use Computer Assisted Design (CAD) Software to create 3D models and 3D print them in real time ! It gets even more fun as they get to use their new found knowledge to solve a real world design challenge -  they will design and create their very own a 3D model of a key holder and see their design come to life through 3D printing !!  .... and they get to collect and keep their creation! Not only will we have such great fun and learning, we will get to make new friends, learn about how soft skills like persistence, perseverance, collaboration, curiosity are crucial in getting our ideas from the realm of imagination to reality.

Age Range: 9 years to 12 years old

Class size: 5 , Booking essential

Duration : 1 hr 30mins

Scheduled date:  1 September

Scheduled Time : 14:45 - 16.15 CAT

Exploring Simple Machines: Building a Catapult

Simple Machines ( gears, levers, screw, inclined plane etc etc) are the basic building blocks of all modern machines. In this once off workshop we explore how a Simple Machine called The Lever works to hurle objects through the air through building a working model of a catapult. We will apply our inquiring minds into discovering what influences the height and distance of the projectiles and wind up the workshop by having loads of fun target shooting objects in our shooting range ! Now how fun is that ? Not only will we have loads of fun and learn but we also get to discuss how soft skills like problem solving, persistence, collaboration, grit are critical in getting ideas from our imagination into reality. A kit with all the tools and materials is included in the workshop fee

Age Range: 9 years to 12 years old

Class size: 5 , Booking essential

Duration: 1h30min

Scheduled Date : 3 September 2020

                                       Repeats 16 September

Scheduled Time: 14:45 - 16.45 CAT

Exploring Simple Machines : Building a Hydraulic Bridge

Simple Machines ( gears, levers, screw, inclined plane etc etc) are the basic building blocks of all modern machines. In this once off workshop, we will use our learning of the properties of matter (properties of solids, liquids, gases) to carry out fun and engaging experiments on their suitability to transfer force. Based on these findings we will use the materials in the kit provided to build a working model of a hydraulic bridge. Not only is this loads of fun but we will get to make new friends and learn about how collaboration helps us achieve more, and how soft skills like learning to persist, develop grit and develop critical thinking help us to be EXTRA-ordinary individuals - they make us stand out in the crowd and that mistakes and failures are part of the road to success. 

Age Range: 9 years to 12 years old

Class size: 5 , Booking essential

Duration: 2 Hours

Scheduled Date : 10 September 2020                                         

Scheduled Time : 14:45 - 16:15 CAT

Discover Electricity and Magnetism: Building an Electromagnet

How Can young people build magnets? How do magnets solve everyday problems ? Find out in this once off workshop as we discover the world of magnetism and how it works to solve problems around us such as electric motors that cause things to spin eg: mum's blender in the kitchen, they make our toy cars and real life cars move. Using the provided kit of materials we will have great fun building a working electromagnet that works off a 3V battery and it can also help us better understand the properties of magnetic and non magnetic materials. MAKING makes learning so fun! Not only will we learn about circuits, electricity and magnetism, we will learn about how 'soft skills' like learning to persist, learning to collaborate, developing curiosity, all help us become EXTRA-ordinary individuals. 

Age Range: 9 years to 12 years old

Class size: 5 , Booking essential

Duration: 1h30min

Scheduled Date : 5 September

Scheduled Time : 12:00 - 13:30 CAT

Fun with 3D Printing and 3D Modelling: The Electric Car Challenge

How can young people use design thinking and 3D printing as tools to find new solutions to problems in their communities ? In this 3 day workshop participants will learn the Design Thinking Process and the basics of 3D modelling using Computer Assisted Design (CAD)  Software. With the help of our trained facilitator, they will take materials in their supplied kit and combine them with their new found knowledge and creativity to design their very own functional battery powered miniature electric vehicle. Using 3D printing, participants will get to see their creations come to life. A Kit with all the materials necessary to complete the workshop is included in the fee

Age Range: 9 years to 12 years old

Class size: 5 , Booking essential

Duration: 4.5 hours over 3 Days

Scheduled Date : 7-8  September and 11 September

Scheduled Time : 14:45 - 16:15 CAT

Electronics: CIRCUITS for Junior Makers

What is a circuit ? Learn about electricity and circuits. 
Build fun and engaging circuits that help you understand
how our world works. 
This engaging workshop provides both theory and a strong practical component to Electronics and details electronics components that include Resistors,  LEDs, Switches among other things. A Kit with all the materials necessary to complete the workshop is included in the fee

Age Range :  9 years to 12 years old

Class size: 5 , Booking essential

Duration: 1.5 hours

Scheduled Date : 14  September 2020

Scheduled Time : 14:45 - 16:15 CAT

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Monday-Friday  8am-4pm

Saturday  8am- 12pm

Location

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Number 74 Piers Road

Borrowdale, Harare

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