President's Day STEM Camp: Adventures in Coding at Launch Math & Science Centers

Launch Math + Science Centers

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  • Grades 1-5
  • No previous coding experience required
  • Kids must be ok working on a computer

Get ready for a triple play of excitement as campers explore up to three different coding languages! Launch’s fledgling programmers use MIT’s Scratch 2.0 language to create their own unique games and animations while learning logic and mathematical concepts such as Cartesian (x,y) coordinates, variables, and iterative processes. Campers proficient in Scratch explore the coding of phone apps using MIT’s App Inventor programming tool, software that introduces kids to graphical user interface design (GUI), placement of buttons and text, and strategic use of multiple screens. Kids with advanced skills learn the text-based programming language known as Python and tackle techniques such as lists, if statements and loops while refining their problem solving and logical reasoning skills.

After a break for lunch we'll head outside to stretch our legs and explore the nearby Museum of Natural History!

Kids and parents alike love Launch Math and Science Center's STEM-focused camps.

Age: 5 to 11 years
Duration: 5 hours

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Launch Math + Science Centers provide toddlers to tweens with inspiring math instruction and STEM-based camps and classes. Launch provides math instruction how it should be—exciting, effective, and fun—merging innovative curriculum with an engaging learning environment to foster appreciate and excitement for math at all levels. Launch specialty classes are STEM-based after-school and weekend programs featuring creative, hands-on projects that kids keep so the fun can continue at home.  Launch summer day camps are week-long sessions packed with hands-on, age-appropriate STEM projects that campers get to keep. Multiple summer camps are offered each week for three different age groups and holiday camps are also offered for public and private school vacations.    Kids at launch have a blast with coding, robots, rockets, electronics, architecture, engineering, chemistry, physics, math and more! Launch features a flagship location on the UWS plus seasonal locations throughout the city. Real-life rocket scientist, Scott Heifetz, founded Launch with one mission in mind: Inspire children to love and learn math and science. 

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