Create a sustainable ocean habitat with code!

Join us for National Science Week in this beginner-friendly coding program for kids!

Coding has become a buzz word in recent years. So, what is it?

Coding is a step-by-step list of instructions programmed into a computer to make it perform a specific task. Coding involves writing 'executable scripts' which make it possible for developers to create software, games, apps and websites.

As kids are naturally curious and creative, coding can be considered a constructive and rewarding activity. Coding develops logic, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

In this one-hour curriculum-aligned workshop hosted by Robofun, children will learn to imagine, design and code a sustainable ocean habitat using Scratch software; a block-based visual programming language.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to add backdrops and sprites to your animation and stories
  • How to change your sprites' looks and sounds, and
  • How to create a conversation between sprites
What's Included:
  • A one hour coding workshop with a qualified educator
  • A laptop to use for the duration of the workshop in the pair-programming technique (2 people to 1 laptop)
  • Admission to the Islamic Museum of Australia
About the Facilitator

Robofun was born out of founder Lina Qasem's love for robotics and coding. Having participated in and won multiple robotics competitions she wondered why there aren’t more girls like her in this field. Realising the importance of exposing kids early to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, maths) education she founded Robofun – a robotics and coding for kids academy – to do just that.

Photo from Careers with STEM.

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This event is supported by:

A National Science Week event, presented with the support of the Inspiring Victoria program.

Note: Parents/guardians do not need to purchase a ticket if they are accompanying a participant to the workshop. However, parents/guardians will need to purchase an admission ticket from reception on the day if they wish to explore the Museum.