Computer Science - Scratch Programming
How do you create a computer game? Join us in learning how to speak to machines in a programming language they understand.
We are surrounded by computers - at home, at school, and even with our smartphones on the street. But how do they know what to do? How do you teach or program them? What is a programming language to begin with? This class introduces the basic principles, ideas and concepts of computer science in a simple and straightforward way, instilling in participants the logical thinking required for programming.
We will learn how to use a friendly software called "Scratch" to speak to the computer in a language it understands. This software is a "workspace" or "programming platform," developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It allows users to build simple animations by dragging brick-like elements with instructions and commands to form characters, animations and games.
Through the same animations and games, participants will become familiar with basic concepts such as variables, conditions, loops, and functions; create simple algorithms, and refine their problem-solving skills.
Learning programming at an early age has never been this easy!
For 5th and 6th-graders. No background in programming is necessary
20 weekly sessions, on Thursdays, between 17:45-19:30.
Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot.
1,600 NIS (up to six, interest-free installments). Students (including siblings) who enroll in more than one class will be granted a 10% discount.
Please note: multiple discounts do not apply
Simply click on the registration link on the Hebrew site and follow the instructions on the online form. Hurry – the number of students per class is limited!
More about the program
Classes offered by the Davidson Institute of Science Education include exciting scientific demonstrations and laboratory experiments, fascinating lectures, and tours of the science park with experienced instructors who are highly versed in the sciences.
The program is in Hebrew.