About this Course
In STEAM Engine — Exploring Coding and Design Tools, students are placed on an exciting journey into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics concepts such as Mars exploration, 3D modeling, graphic design and coding through exciting hands-on projects in a fun and engaging environment.
In this course, learners will build their fundamental understanding of these topics through live lessons and enjoyable exercises that bring the power of play into the world of technology. Over 10 weeks, students will delve into the creation of 3D models using Tinkercad, master graphic design with Canva, and acquire essential coding skills using block coding in Scratch!
Combining these new skills, learners will create engaging animations centered around Mars and the challenges of surviving on the Red Planet. Throughout the course, learners will be immersed in the fascinating world of space sciences, fostering a deeper understanding of these concepts.
This program is funded by the Hamilton Community Foundation and General Motors Canada at various schools across Hamilton, where eligible students can join the program free of charge.
Check your child’s eligibility by clicking on the Check Eligibility button below.
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Who can sign up for STEAM Engine?
Anyone in grades 5 to 8 can sign up for STEAM Engine.
When does it take place?
Afterschool! Every Tuesday, 5-7 PM EST, starting from October 10, 2023.
What topics can I expect to learn?
We will cover topics related to space, Earth, Mars, coding, 3D modeling, graphic design and more!
How do I sign up?
Click on the course of your choice above and then click Register. Complete the Registration process. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete!
What happens after I register?
You will receive an email from our team containing a Google Classroom class code. Add the class to your Google Classroom - inside the classroom you will find the weekly link to the sessions and all other content (slides, assignments, games, etc.).
Is there a fee to register?
The cost of participating is $125.00 CAD for 10 weeks, meaning $12.50 per week!
This program is funded by the Hamilton Community Foundation and General Motors Canada at various schools across Hamilton in which the program fee is subsidized.
To check if your school is eligible, use the form below!
Where do the sessions take place?
The sessions take place virtually on a platform called BlueJeans. All you have to do is download the program once (for free) and use the same link to join the session each week!
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