NUScience Explorations

NU Science Explorations

(formally known as the Science, Mathematics and Engineering Camps)

NUScience Explorations is a series of science and technology related camps for young children to explore and engage in fun and interactive indoor and outdoor activities. Each summer, week-long camps are held at Nipissing University, exploring different science-based themes, including:

NUCodes - Introduction to Coding, Robotics and Digital Literacy

NUCodes offers a series of introductory workshops in coding concepts and robotics to children and youth, including parent and child workshops! Please see below for our free March and April workshops ( a link to our registration form is located after the workshop descriptions).

Youth Coding Workshops

With support from Actua's Coding and Digital Skills Program, these workshops aim to envelope the digital skills and coding activities both in targeted coding programs as well as addressing the need for digital thinkers and creators in all areas of STEM. Through a variety of coding- and STEM-based activities, these full day workshops (6 hours) are made to engage youth in meaningful and enriching experiences that foster the necessary skills for digital literacy.

Youth Coding Workshop #3

Title: Exploring Scratch
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Age Group: 8 to 12 years of age (participants should have previous experience with child-friendly coding ie. www.code.org for this workshop).

Description: In this full day workshop, we invite youth to engage in our video game creation project. Using online software, kids will learn how to code their own video game. Kids will then use Makey Makeys to create a one of a kind controller, out of household materials, that will actually connect to their computer for a truly unique video game experience!

Youth Coding Workshop #4

Title: Exploring Lego Robotics-Mindstorm
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Age Group: 10 to 13 years of age

Description: The goal for this workshop is to expand a child's coding skills and techniques to manoeuvre their robot to complete small challenges using Lego Mindstorm!

Parent/Child Workshops

Parent/Child Workshop #3

Title: Introduction to Electricity
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Age Group: 4-6 years

Description: This workshop is an opportunity for children and parents to work together to learn the basics of electricity while building simple circuits to turn on fans, sirens, lights and other sounds. While building circuits, participants learn about series and parallel circuits, resistors and loads.

Parent/Child Workshop #4

Title: Introduction to Littlebits
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Age Group: 6 to 9 years

Description: Littlebits is a specially designed kit that introduces children to the fundamentals of electrical circuits, including Inputs, Outputs, Loops, Logic and Variables. This workshop allows children and parents to explore how inputs and outputs work together to create a circuit. Families will be given a series of challenges to further understand how each input and output contributes to the circuit, and how we can manipulate electricity to create different outcomes. 

For more information about our 2018-2019 programs, please contact 705-471-9677 or email us sciencecamp@nipissingu.ca.

Part of National Network:

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Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.

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