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PD Day Camp: Introduction to Coding
November 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
These sessions will introduce students to coding and its applications to space exploration using the accessible online tool of Scratch and the scenario of humans in space, both on the Moon and the International Space Station.
Senior Session (Grades 6-8): Project Zero – Play a Message on the ISS!
This activity offers students a firsthand exploration of the basics of coding, with the added opportunity of displaying a message on the International Space Station. In teams of two or more, participants will follow the Mission Zero guide to write a short Python program that will display a personal message and a temperature reading for the astronauts on the International SpaceStation (ISS) to see. If all of the directions are followed, the submitted programs are guaranteed to appear for 30 seconds on one of the Station’s Raspberry Pi computers. Each team will receive a certificate stating when their code was run on the ISS!