With the world taking an ever evolving interest in all things STEM — we’ve listed down four STEM activities that will nurture your teen in this direction:
1. Girls In Tech Global Classroom
Aiming to bridge the gender gap by nurturing the interest of girls and women in the STEM field, all your child will need is an Internet connection to get started (there is no minimum age requirement). This programme not only teaches key coding and design skills, but also entrepreneurial skills. Tapping into the interests of today’s generation, this global classroom touches on the designing of websites and social media pages. All courses are held online, where participants can view and read content, submit assignments, and take quizzes. Mentors and opportunities for discussions will be readily available as well.
For more information and to sign up, go to Global Classroom.
2. Programming with Microbit at Code Juniors
Dates: 17th – 19th of July; 13th to 15th of August
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
For more information and to sign up, go to Code Juniors.
3. Game Development Workshop at Go Code
Does your teen enjoy playing video games? Why not explore a potential career path in it by checking out this particular programme. It will enable them to build their own game in just five days with Scratch (a program created by MIT). While no prior coding experience is required, knowledge of basic programming knowledge is preferable.
For holiday classes, your teen can start anytime. They’ll have to attend classes for five consecutive days, clocking in four hours daily. Fret not, time slots are flexible!
For more information and to sign up, go to Go Code.
4. Bio Hacking at iTrainKids
It’s not just all robotics and technology here (though they do offer those). With this class, your child will be learning the nooks and crannies of biology via microbial fuel cell experiments. They’ll also have the chance to grow their own bacterial cultures. Weekend classes are available and run from 10am to 1pm.
For more information and to sign up, go to iTrainKids.