STEM Classes with Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy®​

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May 4th-6th

Each class is a different time. Please note the time on each class for specific times.

LeConte Center

This class will be taking place in South 4. Please have your child present ticket at door for entry.

Class Cost

$25 per student, per class

Building An Arcade Game In Scratch

Does your child love to play video games? Would they enjoy being able to write their own? Scratch is a drag-and-drop programming language designed for beginners. It separates learning to think logically from remembering obscure keywords and syntax. In this class, participants will write their own arcade-style game in Scratch. Along the way, they will develop skills in problem solving and algorithmic reasoning, and they will learn a bit about geometry. No prior programming experience is required.

1 Hour 15 Minute Class

For ages 10-18

Cost is $25 per student, per class

Thursday, May 4th 2023, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Space is limited!

Design Your Own Web Page

It seems everybody has a web page these days. However, most people use a hosting platform like SquareSpace, Wix, or Weebly where they simply drag components to create the page content. Behind these fancy editors are three kinds of files: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In this class, participants will learn how to use these files to create their own web pages. They will define the structure of the page in HTML, adjust its appearance using CSS, and add interactivity with JavaScript. They will also learn a little bit about how the Internet works – what actually happens when you open a browser and type an address in the location box? No prior programming experience is required..

1 Hour 15 Minute Class

For ages 10-18

Cost is $25 per student, per class

Friday, May 5th 2023, 10:00am - 11:15am

Space is limited!

Learn Basic Python Programming

Python is a text-based language considered by many to be easy for beginners to learn. It uses less punctuation than most other text-based languages, and its keywords are generally more English-like. In this class, participants will learn the basics of programming in Python. They will use variables, loops, conditionals, functions, and more to write a program where the goal is to escape from a maze. No prior programming experience is required..

1 Hour 15 Minute Class

For ages 10-18

Cost is $25 per student, per class

Friday, May 5th 2023, 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Space is limited!

Does Your Child Want to Write a Program?

Is your child or teen interested in learning how to do STEM projects? If so, we would love to have them join us for this hands-on, interactive class!

This class does not require any prior programming experience!

Through this experience, they will learn first-hand what it means to be a computer programmer and be given the tools to make informed decisions about future plans.

Class registration is just $25 per child and includes all the supplies they will need to participate.

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Schedule

  • Thursday 4:00pm-5:15pm (Building An Arcade Game In SCRATCH Ages 10+)
  • Friday 10:00am-11:15am (Design Your Own Web Page Ages 10+)
  • Friday 2:00pm-3:15pm (Learn Basic Python Programming Ages 10+)

*Schedule Is Subject to Change

FAQs

STEM is an integrated approach to education that encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It involves problem-based learning where students use their knowledge and skills to navigate real-world situations and design solutions to everyday problems. It is an educational approach that focuses on why and how the world works around us, allowing kids to deepen their curiosity and understanding of their place in the world. This perspective allows kids to see a future where they are the creators and builders of that future.

STEM is integral to the future of our workforce and economy. It is estimated there will be over 3.5 million open STEM jobs by 2025. It is our responsibility to ensure our kids are prepared to thrive in that market. Interest in STEM starts early and exposure to high-quality programs is paramount to keeping kids engaged in STEM in later years.

Aside from knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, kids learn to stretch their curiosity and creativity as they solve real-world problems. They learn to communicate collaboratively to solve problems and write computer code. They learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer programming, and they build their confidence in STEM as they become more adept at writing increasingly complex code and learning how to build circuits.

This class is 2 hours long and only offered once during the convention.

The Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy sets itself apart by focusing on the specific skills necessary to understand the complexity of electronics. The lessons and activities in the Content Library are designed to teach kids the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer programming in a self-paced environment. The lessons are engaging, hands-on, minds-on and challenge students to expand their creativity as they play and design games using the STEM principles learned in the Content Library.

Yes. The Content Library is self-paced and designed to be used independently or with the help of a parent. We do suggest you help your student schedule a consistent time to visit the Content Library daily.

The self-paced lessons in the Content Library are suitable for kids in late elementary, middle, and high school.