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Password protected Virtual Classroom information will be emailed to registrants one week prior to class start date.
June 22-26 (Online registration closes June 20.)
July 27-31 (Online registration closes July 26.)
CURRENT END OF SUMMER SALE PRICE: $119
Original Price: $149
Live Class Time: 9:30-11am MST
Optional Office Hour with Instructor: 1-2pm MST
Would you like to make a 3D video game like Pacman in 3D? Or do you want to save the world from a pandemic? What happens when an ecosystem population gets out of control? What factors most affect how far a wildfire will spread? It turns out that the skills to design all of those scenarios are the same. Playing a 3D game may be fun for a while; however, once it is solved, you are done. But simulating a real-life situation is not a solved problem and modeling it is as challenging and fun, or more so, than a video game, especially when it is 3D. Students will use AgentCubes Online to learn to create 3D projects that make a game of solving a problem, such as those above. Students will see how the same computational thinking techniques used in designing a game like Pacman or Space Invaders are used to model real problems that have not yet been solved. To further sharpen problem-solving skills, as well as take a break from the keyboard, students will participate in solving some puzzles, including some involving role-playing.
All virtual classes require a computer, tablet or smartphone with Zoom capability. Please ensure that the latest version of Zoom is installed on the device your child will be using. Note: School-issued Chromebooks have a number of restrictions that may cause accessibility issues.
Technology/software required for class:
- Any computer, not iPad (very difficult to program without proper keyboard)
- Chrome/Safari/Firefox browser
- Email address to set up accounts
Grade Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for this program.
Virtual Program Cancellation and Transfer UPDATED Policy: Science Discovery has designed its cancellation policy to minimize the number of program spots that are unused due to last-minute cancellations. Cancellations made more than 10 business days prior to the start of the virtual class will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 10 business days of the start of the virtual class. In the event that a program is canceled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 10 days prior to the start of a virtual class will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 10 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.