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About the program

For year 6 and 7 students

The coding session will provide students with an introduction to algorithmic thinking and the structures required to develop problem solving and coding skills.

The 3D printing session will provide students with an application of the problem solving process in the context of additive manufacturing and a simple online CAD design program (3D printing). Students will gain experience in the main facets of 3D printing, including 3D scanning and modelling. They will design an object within set parameters, provide the file for printing, and see 3D printers in action as objects are printed.

Interactive activities foster student understanding of the way a programmer thinks about implementing solutions to problems before they begin writing. Challenge tasks will encourage students to enact their thinking and write algorithms prior to being introduced to the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of Arduino to write and see the outcomes of their first code.

What will students do?

As part of the program, students will:

Conditions

  • As this program incorporates a practical activity, students and accompanying adults will be required to wear closed-in shoes and appropriate dress.
  • Teachers will receive confirmation of booking and pre-visit information.
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