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Saturday Kids @ Bukit Timah

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Discover the complexity of space communication and code a simple Mars Rover simulator just like the pros at NASA – with Python programming!

Did you know Python’s one of the most commonly used programming languages for processing space data? Learn about how messages are transmitted in space and discover how tech will take humanity through the galaxy. The next giant leap for mankind could start with you!

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
  • For kids ages 10-13
  • See how space communication works and transmit your own messages
  • Learn about gravitational force and prototype an application
  • Code a Mars Rover simulator to explore life on Mars
  • Required to have taken Puzzle Out with Python Programming first

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“My children, ages 10 and 7, found the class creative and interesting, and I was impressed by the games they managed to create. Most importantly, they're now excited by the world of programming. Highly recommended!” - Maya, Parent


3..2..1 Blast off!

Before we set foot in space ourselves, we’ve got to learn all that we can about these extraterrestrial terrains (and possible aliens) – with the help of satellites, and rovers.

Discover how messages are transmitted in space through radio waves and learn how to transmit and decode your own messages with code.

Build a Data Conversion GUI Application

Then, see the effects of gravitational force in the solar system and prototype a programme that will allow you to calculate your weight on different planets.

Since Python is a text-based programming language, you’ll also learn how to design a Graphic User Interface (GUI) for your code! This’ll come in real handy for others to understand what your code actually does.


Code Your Adventures on Mars with a game & simulation

NASA is on a journey to Mars, with a goal of sending humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s. How crazy is it that we could possibly visit Mars some time within the next 20 years!
The Curiosity rover is in the midst of gathering all sorts of data on Mars for future human explorers as we speak and here’s how you can get a little taste of your own mission to Mars.

Code a game to control where the Curiosity rover moves on Mars, adding in more advanced programming concepts like collision detection.


You’ll also learn how to program a text-based simulation, where users can send commands to the rover and ask it to do specific tasks like drilling to collect test samples.
The only way to discover what lies beyond our home planet is to use programming languages and technology. After all, that’s how we got to the moon back then! Embark on your mission to Mars and discover the world of space exploration with code.

OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!
  1. Learn about TkInter, Python's standard Graphical User Interface (GUI) library

  2. Learn how users can interact with buttons and text boxes

  3. Strengthen understanding of functions

  4. How to write advance mathematical formulas in Python

  5. Introducing while loop

  6. Learn how to make games in Python Turtle

  7. Learn how to detect collision

  8. Learn how to move the turtle using the mouse

  9. Code a text-based adventure on Mars

  10. Share and present!

LIFE SKILLS LEARNT
  • Logical Thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Design Thinking

  • Presentation Skills


Pedagogy

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

"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, 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

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Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3163 5385
Email us! hello@saturdaykids.com

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is new to programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

Python Pros! The Curious Mission to Mars course is designed for kids who have experience with coding in Python. If your child is new to programming, we recommend that your child completes Back to Basics: Zeroes to Python Heroes class first to get a solid foundation in Python and programming concepts.


2. My child is younger than 10. Can he / she join?

Python Pros! The Curious Mission to Mars course is recommended for kids who are 10 and above. Your child should have completed our intermediate course, Puzzle Out with Python Programming class first, 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 needed. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry. We'll give the class breaks in between so your child can take that time to sip on some juice and munch on those yummy crackers

Please note:

  • This camp will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the camp is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the camp will go ahead.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this camp, 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.
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