Winter Break Create N Code: Mars Mission – Habitat

GR. 7 - 8
Once a day / 1 week
2hr 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.

Course Fee

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

Course Outcomes

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 to control a variety of electronic components. 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.

Dates Available

Dec 20 - Dec 24
Monday - Friday
9:30 - 11:30 am ET

Key Information

  • Session Length: Monday to Friday / 1 week
  • 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
  • PLEASE NOTE: For registrations after December 12, 2021 - project kits will be available by pick-up ONLY at our Makerspace

Help

Still have questions? Contact us at (289) 819-0178 or office@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!