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Elementary Programming | Kindergarten to Grade 8

  • Kindergarten

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Problem Solving and Innovating
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering

    Electrical Devices 

    In this lesson, students will learn about the science of electricity and applications in everyday life. The workshop will focus on how energy is used to power a load such as a light or motor and will conclude with the students engineering their own flashlight to take home. 

    Curriculum Links: Problem Solving and Innovating
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Resistant Structures

    In this workshop, students will explore what forces act on structures and what makes structures stable. Using the engineering design process, students will construct their own structures that will be tested in a simulated earthquake and measured with a seismometer.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of forces, structures, natural disasters and how to graph information. 

    Curriculum Links: Problem Solving and Innovating
    Engineering Links:  Civil Engineering

  • Grade 1

    Colour Decoded

    Students will have the opportunity to explore computational problem solving and the  electromagnetic spectrum in this interactive workshop. They will navigate a visible light detecting robot through a series of mazes and obstacles while gaining a deeper understanding of movement, robotics and energy. 

    Curriculum Links: Energy in Our Lives
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Energy in Our Lives
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Electrical Devices 

    In this lesson, students will learn about the science of electricity and applications in everyday life. The workshop will focus on how energy is used to power a load such as a light or motor and will conclude with the students engineering their own flashlight to take home. 

    Curriculum Links: Energy in Our Lives
    Engineering Links: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering 

    Resistant Structures

    In this workshop, students will explore what forces act on structures and what makes structures stable. Using the engineering design process, students will construct their own structures that will be tested in a simulated earthquake and measured with a seismometer.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of forces, structures, natural disasters and how to graph information. 

    Curriculum Links: Data Management and Probability; Materials, Objects and Everyday Structures; Measurement
    Engineering Links:  Civil Engineering 

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Energy in Our Lives
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Grade 2

    Colour Decoded

    Students will have the opportunity to explore computational problem solving and the  electromagnetic spectrum in this interactive workshop. They will navigate a visible light detecting robot through a series of mazes and obstacles while gaining a deeper understanding of movement, robotics and energy. 

    Curriculum Links: Movement
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Movement
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Electrical Devices 

    In this lesson, students will learn about the science of electricity and applications in everyday life. The workshop will focus on how energy is used to power a load such as a light or motor and will conclude with the students engineering their own flashlight to take home. 

    Curriculum Links: Movement
    Engineering Links: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering 

    Game Design 

    This workshop explores the fundamental concepts of game design and design thinking using hardware and software. This lesson meaningful brings aspects of language into STEM learning through the creation of a storyline and development of a character. Students will delve into coding, computational problem solving and media literacy in this exciting lesson. 

    Curriculum Links: Media Literacy
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Resistant Structures

    In this workshop, students will explore what forces act on structures and what makes structures stable. Using the engineering design process, students will construct their own structures that will be tested in a simulated earthquake and measured with a seismometer.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of forces, structures, natural disasters and how to graph information. 

    Curriculum Links: Data Management and Probability; Measurement; Movement
    Engineering Links:  Civil Engineering 

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Air and Water in the Environment; Movement
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Grade 3

    Colour Decoded

    Students will have the opportunity to explore computational problem solving and the  electromagnetic spectrum in this interactive workshop. They will navigate a visible light detecting robot through a series of mazes and obstacles while gaining a deeper understanding of movement, robotics and energy. 

    Curriculum Links: Forces Causing Movement
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Forces Causing Movement
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Electrical Devices 

    In this lesson, students will learn about the science of electricity and applications in everyday life. The workshop will focus on how energy is used to power a load such as a light or motor and will conclude with the students engineering their own flashlight to take home. 

    Curriculum Links: Movement
    Engineering Links: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering 

    Game Design 

    This workshop explores the fundamental concepts of game design and design thinking using hardware and software. This lesson meaningful brings aspects of language into STEM learning through the creation of a storyline and development of a character. Students will delve into coding, computational problem solving and media literacy in this exciting lesson. 

    Curriculum Links: Media Literacy
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Resistant Structures

    In this workshop, students will explore what forces act on structures and what makes structures stable. Using the engineering design process, students will construct their own structures that will be tested in a simulated earthquake and measured with a seismometer.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of forces, structures, natural disasters and how to graph information. 

    Curriculum Links: Data Management and Probability; Forces Causing Movement; Measurement; Strong and Stable Structures
    Engineering Links:  Civil Engineering
     

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Strong and Stable Structures + Forces Causing Movement
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Grade 4

    Colour Decoded

    Students will have the opportunity to explore computational problem solving and the  electromagnetic spectrum in this interactive workshop. They will navigate a visible light detecting robot through a series of mazes and obstacles while gaining a deeper understanding of movement, robotics and energy. 

    Curriculum Links: Forces Causing Movement
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Light and Sound
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Ecological Design 

    In this workshop, students will delve into the science of electricity to help them engineer a device to solve a problem within an ecosystem. A variety of inputs, outputs and connectors will be available for students to use in their design in addition to various consumable materials. In this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of ecology, electric circuits and engineering design as well as explore societal and environmental impacts of their design. 

    Curriculum Links: Habitats and Communities 
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering

    Game Design 

    This workshop explores the fundamental concepts of game design and design thinking using hardware and software. This lesson meaningful brings aspects of language into STEM learning through the creation of a storyline and development of a character. Students will delve into coding, computational problem solving and media literacy in this exciting lesson. 

    Curriculum Links: Media Literacy
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Off to the Races

    On your marks, get set, design! In this exciting workshop, students will utilize the engineering design process to design their own race track that optimizes energy and forces to make the fastest track. They will test out their tracks using start and end gates that they build. The workshop will expand student knowledge on energy, forces, electricity and engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Light and Sound 
    Engineering Links: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Pulleys and Gears
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Grade 5

    Colour Decoded

    Students will have the opportunity to explore computational problem solving and the  electromagnetic spectrum in this interactive workshop. They will navigate a visible light detecting robot through a series of mazes and obstacles while gaining a deeper understanding of movement, robotics and energy. 

    Curriculum Links: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms 
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms 
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Ecological Design 

    In this workshop, students will delve into the science of electricity to help them engineer a device to solve a problem within an ecosystem. A variety of inputs, outputs and connectors will be available for students to use in their design in addition to various consumable materials. In this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of ecology, electric circuits and engineering design as well as explore societal and environmental impacts of their design. 

    Curriculum Links: Conservation of Energy and Resources 
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering

    Game Design 

    This workshop explores the fundamental concepts of game design and design thinking using hardware and software. This lesson meaningful brings aspects of language into STEM learning through the creation of a storyline and development of a character. Students will delve into coding, computational problem solving and media literacy in this exciting lesson. 

    Curriculum Links: Media Literacy
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Off to the Races

    On your marks, get set, design! In this exciting workshop, students will utilize the engineering design process to design their own race track that optimizes energy and forces to make the fastest track. They will test out their tracks using start and end gates that they build. The workshop will expand student knowledge on energy, forces, electricity and engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms  
    Engineering Links: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Conservation of Energy and Resources; Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanism 
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Grade 6

    Colour Decoded

    Students will have the opportunity to explore computational problem solving and the  electromagnetic spectrum in this interactive workshop. They will navigate a visible light detecting robot through a series of mazes and obstacles while gaining a deeper understanding of movement, robotics and energy. 

    Curriculum Links: Electricity and Electrical Devices
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Electricity and Electrical Devices 
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Ecological Design 

    In this workshop, students will delve into the science of electricity to help them engineer a device to solve a problem within an ecosystem. A variety of inputs, outputs and connectors will be available for students to use in their design in addition to various consumable materials. In this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of ecology, electric circuits and engineering design as well as explore societal and environmental impacts of their design. 

    Curriculum Links: Biodiversity; Electricity and Electrical Devices 
    Curriculum Links: Conservation of Energy and Resources; Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanism 

    Game Design 

    This workshop explores the fundamental concepts of game design and design thinking using hardware and software. This lesson meaningful brings aspects of language into STEM learning through the creation of a storyline and development of a character. Students will delve into coding, computational problem solving and media literacy in this exciting lesson. 

    Curriculum Links: Media Literacy
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Maker Lab

    In this two-session workshop, students will explore rapid prototyping and the importance of user-based design in engineering. Students will be presented with a problem that will be explored through the engineering design process and solved using both software and hardware. This workshop will expand student knowledge in math, computation and critical thinking. 

    Curriculum Links: Geometry and Spatial Sense; Measurement
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Off to the Races

    On your marks, get set, design! In this exciting workshop, students will utilize the engineering design process to design their own race track that optimizes energy and forces to make the fastest track. They will test out their tracks using start and end gates that they build. The workshop will expand student knowledge on energy, forces, electricity and engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Electricity and Electrical Devices 
    Engineering Links: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Electricity and Electrical Devices 
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

     

  • Grade 7

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Form and Function
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Ecological Design 

    In this workshop, students will delve into the science of electricity to help them engineer a device to solve a problem within an ecosystem. A variety of inputs, outputs and connectors will be available for students to use in their design in addition to various consumable materials. In this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of ecology, electric circuits and engineering design as well as explore societal and environmental impacts of their design. 

    Curriculum Links: Biodiversity; Interactions in the Environment
    Curriculum Links: Conservation of Energy and Resources; Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanism
     

    Maker Lab

    In this two-session workshop, students will explore rapid prototyping and the importance of user-based design in engineering. Students will be presented with a problem that will be explored through the engineering design process and solved using both software and hardware. This workshop will expand student knowledge in math, computation and critical thinking. 

    Curriculum Links: Geometry and Spatial Sense; Measurement
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Off to the Races

    On your marks, get set, design! In this exciting workshop, students will utilize the engineering design process to design their own race track that optimizes energy and forces to make the fastest track. They will test out their tracks using start and end gates that they build. The workshop will expand student knowledge on energy, forces, electricity and engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Form and Function
    Engineering Links: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Form and Function + Heat in the Environment
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Grade 8

    Computational Problem Solving 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore the engineering design process by utilizing a programmable robot to solve a classroom problem. Students will learn coding fundamentals to plan their robot’s autonomous movement as well as use materials to construct tools to help with the task. The problem, along with the required coding and building skills vary by grade.  

    Curriculum Links: Systems in Action
    Engineering Links:  Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Ecological Design 

    In this workshop, students will delve into the science of electricity to help them engineer a device to solve a problem within an ecosystem. A variety of inputs, outputs and connectors will be available for students to use in their design in addition to various consumable materials. In this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of ecology, electric circuits and engineering design as well as explore societal and environmental impacts of their design. 

    Curriculum Links: Systems in Action
    Curriculum Links: Conservation of Energy and Resources; Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanism 

    Maker Lab

    In this two-session workshop, students will explore rapid prototyping and the importance of user-based design in engineering. Students will be presented with a problem that will be explored through the engineering design process and solved using both software and hardware. This workshop will expand student knowledge in math, computation and critical thinking. 

    Curriculum Links: Geometry and Spatial Sense; Measurement
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 

    Off to the Races

    On your marks, get set, design! In this exciting workshop, students will utilize the engineering design process to design their own race track that optimizes energy and forces to make the fastest track. They will test out their tracks using start and end gates that they build. The workshop will expand student knowledge on energy, forces, electricity and engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Systems in Action
    Engineering Links: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 

    Sustainable Design 

    In this hands-on workshop, students will explore what it means to be sustainable in our ever-growing world. Students will be tasked with designing a device that can efficiently produce or use energy while being conscious of the UN Sustainability goals of affordable and clean energy. This lesson provides a deeper understanding of energy production and consumption, climate change and the impact of our carbon footprint as well as engineering design. 

    Curriculum Links: Systems in Action + Water Systems
    Engineering Links: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 


Highschool Programming | Grade 9 - Grade 12

  • Grade 9

    Animatronic Hand 

    In this workshop, students will utilize electricity, software and hardware to engineering their own animatronic hand that can dominate in rock, paper, scissors. Students will gain a deeper understanding of electricity, mechanical forces and the physiology behind bodily movement through this interactive lesson centred around the engineering design process. 

    Curriculum Links: Exploring Technologies; Physics 
    Engineering Links: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


    Artificial Intelligence 

    In this free workshop sponsored by Actua and Google, students will explore the growing field of Artificial Intelligence. The lesson will present the types of AI, the potential applications and will explore the societal and ethical considerations of this new technology. Students will then employ their new knowledge on machine learning techniques to develop their own futuristic Smart Home System. 

    Curriculum Links:  Exploring Technologies
    Engineering Links: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Autonomous Vehicles

    Students will explore the science and engineering behind self-driving robots in this hands-on workshop. Utilizing ultrasonic sensors, servo control and a micro-computer, students will  program a robot to complete various tasks and challenges. 

    Curriculum Links: Exploring Technologies
    Engineering Links: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering 


    Maker Lab 

    In this two-session workshop, students will explore rapid prototyping and the importance of user-based design in engineering. Students will be presented with a problem that will be explored through the engineering design process and solved using both software and hardware. This workshop will also probe students to think about the societal and environmental impacts of their designs. In this lesson, students will expand their knowledge in math, computation and critical thinking. 

    Curriculum Links:  Exploring Technologies 
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 


    Mechanical Computers 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore how computers function through the use of a mechanical device. Students will delve into logic gates, conditionals, digital circuit design as well as develop computational thinking skills. 

    Curriculum Links: Exploring Technologies; Physics 
    Engineering Links: Computer Engineering 

  • Grade 10

    Animatronic Hand 

    In this workshop, students will utilize electricity, software and hardware to engineering their own animatronic hand that can dominate in rock, paper, scissors. Students will gain a deeper understanding of electricity, mechanical forces and the physiology behind bodily movement through this interactive lesson centred around the engineering design process. 

    Curriculum Links: Biology; Manufacturing Technology; Technological Design  
    Engineering Links: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


    Artificial Intelligence 

    In this free workshop sponsored by Actua and Google, students will explore the growing field of Artificial Intelligence. The lesson will present the types of AI, the potential applications and will explore the societal and ethical considerations of this new technology. Students will then employ their new knowledge on machine learning techniques to develop their own futuristic Smart Home System. 

    Curriculum Links: Grade 10 | Technological Design 
    Engineering Links: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Autonomous Vehicles

    Students will explore the science and engineering behind self-driving robots in this hands-on workshop. Utilizing ultrasonic sensors, servo control and a micro-computer, students will  program a robot to complete various tasks and challenges. 

    Curriculum Links: Technological Design; Transportation Technology 
    Engineering Links: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering 


    Maker Lab 

    In this two-session workshop, students will explore rapid prototyping and the importance of user-based design in engineering. Students will be presented with a problem that will be explored through the engineering design process and solved using both software and hardware. This workshop will also probe students to think about the societal and environmental impacts of their designs. In this lesson, students will expand their knowledge in math, computation and critical thinking. 

    Curriculum Links: Manufacturing Technology; Technological Design
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 


    Mechanical Computers 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore how computers function through the use of a mechanical device. Students will delve into logic gates, conditionals, digital circuit design as well as develop computational thinking skills. 

    Curriculum Links: Computer Technology 
    Engineering Links: Computer Engineering 

  • Grade 11

    Animatronic Hand 

    In this workshop, students will utilize electricity, software and hardware to engineering their own animatronic hand that can dominate in rock, paper, scissors. Students will gain a deeper understanding of electricity, mechanical forces and the physiology behind bodily movement through this interactive lesson centred around the engineering design process. 

    Curriculum Links: Biology; Manufacturing Technology; Technological Design  
    Engineering Links: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


    Artificial Intelligence 

    In this free workshop sponsored by Actua and Google, students will explore the growing field of Artificial Intelligence. The lesson will present the types of AI, the potential applications and will explore the societal and ethical considerations of this new technology. Students will then employ their new knowledge on machine learning techniques to develop their own futuristic Smart Home System. 

    Curriculum Links: Technological Design   
    Engineering Links: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Autonomous Vehicles

    Students will explore the science and engineering behind self-driving robots in this hands-on workshop. Utilizing ultrasonic sensors, servo control and a micro-computer, students will  program a robot to complete various tasks and challenges. 

    Curriculum Links: Physics; Technological Design; Transportation Technology 
    Engineering Links: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering 


    Maker Lab 

    In this two-session workshop, students will explore rapid prototyping and the importance of user-based design in engineering. Students will be presented with a problem that will be explored through the engineering design process and solved using both software and hardware. This workshop will also probe students to think about the societal and environmental impacts of their designs. In this lesson, students will expand their knowledge in math, computation and critical thinking. 

    Curriculum Links: Manufacturing Technology; Technological Design
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 


    Mechanical Computers 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore how computers function through the use of a mechanical device. Students will delve into logic gates, conditionals, digital circuit design as well as develop computational thinking skills. 

    Curriculum Links:  Computer Technology 
    Engineering Links: Computer Engineering 

  • Grade 12

    Animatronic Hand 

    In this workshop, students will utilize electricity, software and hardware to engineering their own animatronic hand that can dominate in rock, paper, scissors. Students will gain a deeper understanding of electricity, mechanical forces and the physiology behind bodily movement through this interactive lesson centred around the engineering design process. 

    Curriculum Links: Biology; Manufacturing Technology; Technological Design  
    Engineering Links: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


    Artificial Intelligence 

    In this free workshop sponsored by Actua and Google, students will explore the growing field of Artificial Intelligence. The lesson will present the types of AI, the potential applications and will explore the societal and ethical considerations of this new technology. Students will then employ their new knowledge on machine learning techniques to develop their own futuristic Smart Home System. 

    Curriculum Links: Technological Design  
    Engineering Links: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 

    Autonomous Vehicles

    Students will explore the science and engineering behind self-driving robots in this hands-on workshop. Utilizing ultrasonic sensors, servo control and a micro-computer, students will  program a robot to complete various tasks and challenges. 

    Curriculum Links: Physics; Technological Design;  Transportation Technology   
    Engineering Links: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering 


    Maker Lab 

    In this two-session workshop, students will explore rapid prototyping and the importance of user-based design in engineering. Students will be presented with a problem that will be explored through the engineering design process and solved using both software and hardware. This workshop will also probe students to think about the societal and environmental impacts of their designs. In this lesson, students will expand their knowledge in math, computation and critical thinking. 

    Curriculum Links: Manufacturing Technology; Technological Design  
    Engineering Links:  Software Engineering 


    Mechanical Computers 

    In this interactive workshop, students will explore how computers function through the use of a mechanical device. Students will delve into logic gates, conditionals, digital circuit design as well as develop computational thinking skills. 

    Curriculum Links:  Computer Technology 
    Engineering Links: Computer Engineering