Bring Your Lego to Life with Code, [Ages 7-10], 11 Jan - 07 Mar (Sat 9:30AM) @ Bukit Timah
Build a machine with Lego Wedo and Programme it with Scratch to become a mechanical masterpiece!
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
For kids ages 7-9
8 weeks 2h/week (16 hours in total)
Coding + Robotics
Ideal if child has some basic Scratch programming knowledge
"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent
Build a machine with Lego Wedo and Programme it with Scratch to make a mechanical masterpiece!
Anyone can build a simple catapult but how do you build one that’s programmed to move on its own? With code of course!
Learn how different components of mechanical systems come together and enhance them through programming. Kids get to build robots that move, self-driving cars, machines that can take over the world and all that jazz.
Just when you thought Lego couldn’t get more awesome, then came Lego Wedo. TADA!
Lego Wedo’s similar to the Lego bricks everyone knows and love... BUT these come with sensors, motors and other mechanical parts.
What's even cooler? Lego Wedo’s compatible with Scratch programming. Kids connect it to the computer and use Scratch to control their Lego inventions! Here’s a ticket dispensing machine built and programmed by one of our students (doesn't this remind you of how an ATM works?)
Kids not only learn how machines can be programmed, bridging the gap between hardware & software, but are also shown how the 2 are seamlessly interconnected & are increasingly ever present in everyday life. Open their eyes to a world of possibilities!
OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!
What’s Lego Wedo
Mechanics: How Sensors & Motors work
Prototype A Machine
Learn about programming concepts in Scratch
Build and Code your machine
Presentation time: On your last day, share with your parents what you've learnt!
LIFE SKILLS LEARNT
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. Let's get kids to learn how to learn.
Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make meaningful impact.
Parents love us
"...and for the first time he is not running to play other people's creations but his own... I am absolutely delighted in the 'mindset' change in my son's attitude." - Emma, Parent
"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it's fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son." - Rachel, Parent
Got more questions on this course of awesomeness?
Read our FAQ section below!
Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3159 0980
Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
It will be ideal if the child is familiar with the Scratch programming interface, but most students are able to follow even if they are absolute beginners.
2. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?
The Scratch x Lego WeDo workshop is recommended for 7-9 year olds. If your child is still in preschool, we recommend Curious Cubs or Tiny Techies which can be found on our schedule page.
3. I've enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.
This workshop will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the workshop is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the workshop will go ahead.
We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this workshop, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.