Create N Code: Mars Mission Part I – Habitat

GR. 4 - 6
Once a week / 10 weeks
1hr per class

About this Course

Learn about circuit-building and programming in a beginner-friendly environment! Students use hand tools and circuits to build an electronically-controlled Mars Habitat with a rotating solar panel and airlock doors.

Program Fee

$349 plus tax (includes a $50 material fee)

Program Outcomes

Learn about circuit-building and programming in a beginner-friendly environment. Throughout the course, students will work with hand tools and small circuits to build projects designed around the Micro:bit system, a beginner-friendly circuit board that can be programmed for all sorts of uses. Projects will progress from building a Mars Habitat (with an airlock and solar panel), to a greenhouse where students will study plant growth, and finally to building a Mars rover that they can drive. 

Date Available

October 9 - December 11
Saturdays
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
October 9 - December 11
Saturdays
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm ET
October 13 - December 15
Wednesdays
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET
October 14 - December 16
Thursdays
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ET

Key Information

  • Session Length: Once a week / 10 weeks
  • Technology Access: Our virtual programs require a computer with access to an internet connection. All software and tools needed will be provided to students.

Virtual Course Needs

  • Any PC or Mac computer that can run Google Meets (with webcam, mic, and USB port)
  • iPads are not compatible. Chromebooks may experience technical difficulties.
  • Link to software used: https://makecode.microbit.org/
  • Google Chrome is the recommended browser for this course. Some browsers (eg. Safari) are not compatible with the Micro:bit

Help

Still have questions? Contact us at (289) 819-0178 or info@thesteamproject.ca for more assistance.

How It Works

Step 1: Register
Select a date and timeslot that works best for you
Step 2: Kits shipped to your door
Our project kits are shipped out Canada-wide with free shipping! We ship kits out 5 business days prior to the first day of class.
Step 3: Join the Google Classroom
You'll receive a link to the Google Classroom during the week before class starts. That's where the Meet link will be too.
Step 4: Build!
Join the Google Meet during your class time and get ready to build!