Week two of Code and Robotics saw participants practice learning Scratch in Code Club and learning how to get the Lego mindstorm Ev3 robot to go from one line to another.
Participants in Code Club practiced their Scratch coding skills by coding a boat race game. Participants needed to create a background for their game, choose a boat avatar which they then coded and finally creating a separate costume for when their boat hit an obstacle. Everyone was very excited to create a game and worked very hard to complete their game. Well done to the participants for a great lesson.
Robotics week one was all about assembling a Lego Mindstom Ev3 robot and in week 2, participants finished building their robots and learned how to code their robot to go forward and backwards.
Term four, and the last term for the year, of Coding and Robotics have started and participants have blown us away with how great they are at coding!
Week one at Capalaba consisted of learning about pseudo code with Lego mazes. The lesson started off with participants learning about what Pseudo code is and how it is applied in everyday life. Then it was the challenges of the lesson to build a maze using Lego, then write down instructions of how to navigate their maze and see if another participant can successfully move through the maze according to the instructions.
It was interesting seeing how each child built their maze and wrote their code and how well the other children worked through the mazes. Some participants wrote turn right then move, turn left and then move and some simply wrote turn right, turn left and moved through the maze like that. So it was up to the participants to figure out which way was correct. I explained that pseudo code is like a recipe, you need to know exactly what to do in each step. The participants went back and readjusted their code and all mazes were successfully walked through.
Welcome to Code Redlands
Code Redlands is a STEAM and robotics program dedicated to creating a an environment where we can explore, learn and create. With Digital Literacy a new focus for the future, we want to augment digital literacy skills by offering space, technology, and facilitators. We hope to equip the next generations of Queenslanders with STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) skills to find their own place in an increasingly digital world.
Redland Libraries offer School Holiday Activities throughout the year for children aged 8 and above.