National Science Week 2018
Join National Science Week with Coding Kids
11-19 August 2018 is National Science Week and Coding Kids will be running a number of workshops around Queensland. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to chefs and musicians – get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation. Science Week is designed for everyone with events and activities and talks and shows for every age group.
Coding Kids will be running a number of events around Queensland for National Science Week. We will be hosting coding and robotics workshops at the following events:
- STEAM Expo at Bulimba State School
- Noosa Flexible Learning Centre and Noosa Library Services
- The inaugural STEM Pop-up in Longreach by the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist
Bulimba State School
Bulimba State School is hosting its STEAM Expo on Sunday 12 August with workshops running throughout the day. After much success at the inaugural event in 2017, 2018 is setting out to be even bigger. A number of workshops will be held that day from 10am to 4pm including engineering challenges, space exploration activities, and more. Coding Kids will be running the following kids coding and robotics workshops.
- Unplugged computational thinking games for Prep – Year 2 students
- Programming Sphero robots for Prep – Year 2 students
- 3D modelling for Year 3-6 students
- App development for Year 3-6 students
Enrol online to join. Primary school aged students are welcome to participate. You do not have to be a student at the school.
Noosa Flexible Learning Centre and Noosa Library Services
Noosa Library has organised coding and robotics workshop for the students at Noosa Flexible Learning Centre on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 August for National Science Week with Coding Kids. Coding Kids will be running the following coding and robotics workshops:
- Game design with visual programming
- Make your own game controller using electronics kits
- Programming mBot robots
Noosa Library Services will also be hosting a 3D printing workshop – Make your own charm at Cooroy Library. See here for more details.
The inaugural STEM Pop-up in Longreach by the office of the Queensland Chief Scientist
The office of the Queensland Chief Scientist is hosting the inaugural STEM Pop-up in Longreach for National Science Week with Coding Kids. With over 1000 participants expected to attend, 2 days of workshops will be held across 7 venues in Longreach as a celebration of science for participants of all ages in the region.
- Locations include various venues in Longreach including: Longreach State School, Longreach State High School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Qantas Museum, Longreach Library, Pastoral College and Longreach Civic Centre.
- Workshops are held on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 August 2018
- The event is hosted by the Office of Queensland Chief Scientist with a number of event and workshop providers. Students from schools in the region will be participating including: Aramac State School, Isisford State School, Jundah State School, Longreach State School, Muttaburra State School, Ilfracombe State School, Winton State School, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Longreach Dist. Ed., Alpha State School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Stonehenge State School, Tambo State High School, Aramac State High School, and Longreach State High School.
There will be a number of science event activities including:
- Australian Age of Dinosaurs Talks and Fossils
- CoralWatch VR
- SCINEMA Film Screening
- Robotics with Department of Education Queensland
- Professor Flint’s Shadows of the Prehistoric Past
- Drone Training
- Teacher professional development
- Free Evening Event: Dinosaurs to Drones & Panel Q&A with scientists and engineers.
Coding Kids will be running a number of coding and robotics workshops for Prep to Year 9 students:
- Unplugged computational thinking games and computer literacy for P – 2
- Coding and Robotics Year 3-6: visual programming with Scratch, app design, Ozobots, & make your own robot.
- Coding and Robotics Year 7-9: Python and Micro:bit
Coding Kids is super enthusiastic about our events in Bulimba, Noosa and Longreach for National Science Week 2018. The week is a great opportunity for everyone to get engaged and excited about science. It is a great opportunity for these various communities and the children who will be participating.
As part of National Science Week in August, we want to inspire Queenslanders about the wonders of science in everyday life. All the evidence suggests that the jobs of the future will require science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills and this office is passionate about engaging students across these disciplines.
If you are interested in finding out more about National Science Week with Coding Kids or would like support in running your own, contact us here for more info: