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Afterschool Classes

BadgerBOTS Afterschool classes are for students currently in 3rd-7th grade. The cost is $125 per student.

Classes will be one day a week for 2 hours from 4:30-6:30 PM and will progress over 5 weeks.

Since class is right after school, we will have a nut-free snack for everyone one hour into the class. We have a place to keep snacks if students need/want to bring their own. Please no nuts in any snacks brought from home!

Class Topics

mazeScratch Game Design:
Computer programming concepts and techniques will be taught as students create projects around the theme of Game Design. Small group classes will accommodate students with any level of experience with Scratch. Beginner level students will get step-by-step instruction while more advanced students can work through lessons at their own pace with check-ins from the instructors.

 

LEGO Robotics:
LEGO Robotics for beginners as well as students with some previous experience. We will learn to build and program LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots using the LEGO Mindstorms programming software. Weekly class challenges will test students to make observations, improve their designs, and practice the engineering design process. The class will also go into how to program sensors to help make our robots more accurate and respond to their surroundings.

 

codecombatCode Combat – Learn Python:
In Code Combat, students will learn real, typed code – Python, to be exact. Weekly lessons will go over the basics and a review from the previous week. Then students will use what they have learned to complete Code Combat “levels”. Each student will pick a “hero” and will need to use Python to help find treasure, fight bad-guys, and protect the villagers!

There will be a lot of typing in this class, so students should be comfortable with the keyboard. Some experience coding is helpful, but not necessary for the class.

 

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (4)3D Printing Lab:
Learn how to use a computer to design and modify 2D and 3D designs and artwork with Tinkercad, a beginner CAD (computer-aided design) program.  Over the six weeks, students will work on various design challenges focusing on developing their skills, as well as their own projects to be 3D printed on our 3D printers. The best part – we will have lots of time to improve designs and re-print as we go!

 

Minecraft Modding:
Minecraft Modding will introduce how to make your own personal modifications to Minecraft using an online modding program and Java. Over the week we will use Minecraft to learn about if-statements, loops, functions, variables, and methods all while we creating mini games like battle arenas and Lucky Blocks. As we code together, the class will also test out our mods by playing all together as a class!

 

Roblox and Lua:
In this class, students will learn the basics of developing their own games in Roblox. We will work together to plan out the steps of game creation, then program game rules in Lua and learn to use Roblox Studio to create and modify the look of our games. Games made in class can be published and played just like real Roblox games!

 

Register online:

Our online registration system is called Regpack. If you have registered for a BadgerBOTS program in the past, log into your family account with your email and password. If you are new to BadgerBOTS programs, you will select your session and then make a family account.

Click Here to Register!

 

Program Scholarships:

BadgerBOTS offers a limited amount for scholarship funds for program enrollment. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, complete registration but select “I would like to apply for a scholarship”. Next, complete and send in the teacher recommendation. Once received, BadgerBOTS will contact you about your status.

Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 5 students is required for a class to be held as scheduled. If there are fewer than 5 students registered, class will be canceled and your tuition refunded in full.

If you need to cancel your class registration, please let us know as soon as possible.  For cancellations, payments will be refunded minus a 10% administration fee if BadgerBOTS is contacted at least 8 days before the class begins. Any session cancellation notifications received after will not be refunded. All cancellations must be received in writing in order to be refunded (email is sufficient, jtaylor@badgerbots.org or camps@badgerbots.org).

Questions?

Email or call Johanna Taylor, Lead Educator at jtaylor@badgerbots.org (608) 831-6479