Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM) for 4-8th Grade
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The Baymonte Physical Computing club promotes hands-on creation and innovation between the digital and physical world. The club will be a collaborative learning environment sponsored by Baymonte where kids learn the fundamentals of:
The goal of the club is to provide fun and educational process that creates a foundation for high school, college, and careers. The structure of the club will prioritize parent/student exploration and learning of physical computing, all while having fun making things.
What is Physical Computing?
The intersection of computer programming and the real world.
Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and how programs
can be adapted to work with the physical world through basic electronics.
The club will meet weekly for 1 hour and 45 minutes in the Baymonte Science Lab where students will have access to Baymonte computer resources.
Basic principles of computer science and electronics will be introduced and students will be able to learn at their own pace through instructor-led lesson plans and classroom hands-on participation. Students will have the opportunity to teach and mentor as they learn.
The club promotes continued learning and optional at-home learning plans will be available. Parents are encouraged to participate and explore physical computing with their children.
The three Ps of the curriculum:
Programming with friends and parents
Physical interaction between software and the real world
Projects that are fun and engaging
Cost and Materials:
Participation Fee: $175 per semester
The club fees will go towards:
· Makey Makey* invention kit
· Project materials
· Use of the Baymonte computer resources
· Education and training materials
* As part of their membership, each student will receive their own Makey Makey ™ (www.makeymakey.com). Makey Makey is a simple electronics invention kit for STEAM based learning and fun.
Additional activities will include an after school field trip to IDE 3D printing design studio.