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Physics Exploration Camp in Roblox: Matter, Motion, and Gravity (5-Session)
Channel your inner force in Roblox and discover how matter and movement are defined by the fundamental laws of physics. Explore interactive exhibits to learn physics basics through scientific play and discovery!
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$21 per class
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90 minutes per class
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PLATFORM: (Roblox is free, works on Mac, Windows, tablets, and smartphones, and can be obtained here: www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/roblox/9nblgggzm6wm) SKILL LEVEL: This program is meant for Intermediate level players. This program requires Advanced reading comprehension, Moderate proficiency with computers, and some prior experience with Roblox. Additionally, campers will need intermediate arithmetic skills. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Take a second and look around for a small object. What would happen...
Day 1 - Introduction to Physics: What exactly is physics? This day will focus on introducing the world of physics and how scientists plan out their approach to problem solving. We’ll be exploring models and diagrams that help us understand problems better! Day 2 - Planes and Dimensions: It is important in physics to understand direction on a coordinate grid in order to solve problems. Learning about planes and dimensions helps us to better navigate the 2D space. Like a GPS in the real world, we’ll use coordinates to traverse an invisible maze and hunt for treasures in Roblox. Day 3 - Velocity, Acceleration, and Motion: Students will discover the difference between acceleration and velocity and how this can affect the trajectory of an object! Using cars and carts in Roblox, we’ll dive deep into the basics of motion and how it can be applied to the real world. Day 4 - Forces and Momentum: Forces can cancel each other out! Discover how Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion applies to gravitational force and collision through a Rocket Boost activity. Day 5 - Problem Solving with Physics: Combining everything we’ve learned from each session, it’s time to put that knowledge to the test! You'll have the opportunity to explore Connected Camps' Physics Science Museum, solving puzzles and exploring interactive exhibits as a team.
Connected Camps is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 with the mission to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn alongside one another. Our programs are designed based on extensive research in the learning sciences. The founders and leaders of Connected Camps, Mimi Ito and Katie Salen, are professors at the University of California, Irvine, who specialize in the design of online learning experiences that are fun, social, and directly tied to academic outcomes. Learn more about the research behind Connected Camps at the Connected Learning Alliance resource site: https://clalliance.org/ One thing that makes our programs unique is our near-peer mentorship model. Our programs are led by young adults and college students, often with the help of high school volunteers. We hire counselors and coaches from top universities in computer science, game development, economics, social studies, and the arts, and train them on how to facilitate project-based learning with younger kids. Our young instructors have the same passion for technology, games, and digital making as our learners, and take on the role of instructors, as well as fellow enthusiasts and relatable role models. The curriculum for this program was designed by a team of counselors pursuing degrees relevant to the material at hand. The learning experiences in this class are driven by these counselors’ academic expertise in the field, along with their desire to share their passion for the subject with a group of excited learners. All of Connected Camps’ curricula are vetted by the organization’s Product Manager, Matthew, who possesses a Masters in Secondary Education and a deep belief in the power of collaborative virtual learning.
This class does not require any out-of-class work. We do offer optional challenges that students can work on as an extension of what is taught in class. We provide guidance and instructions for students who are inspired to delve deeper into the topic. The purpose of these challenges is to give students the opportunity to supplement their learning with additional material that aligns with their passions and goals. Students may then integrate their learnings into their project and showcase their accomplishments to their classmates. With this approach, students can explore the subject on their own. We give students the opportunity to share what they’ve explored independently with the class.
For this class you will need a pair of headphones, a microphone, and the Roblox platform. Roblox is free, works on Mac, Windows, tablets, and smartphones, and can be obtained here: www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/roblox/9nblgggzm6wm
At Connected Camps, we assess each student’s progress by engaging them in reflection of their own work and the work of their classmates. By building in Roblox and applying concepts taught in class, our students are able to solidify their learnings through hands-on application. Our counselors’ focus is to provide qualitative feedback to further each students’ individual goals and interests, and we do not use letter or number grades. In addition to our in-class reflections, our counselors also provide post-session recaps that offer a summary of what is accomplished each day. Through these summary reflections, students are able to review the material and share with their parents what they did in class. We find this approach allows kids of different interests and abilities to engage with our teachings in a way that is particularly relevant to them.
7 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Internet safety is a top priority for us and our goal is to create a safe, connected community of learners that is moderated by our instructors. Throughout our programs we strive to educate our learners on internet safety and best practices for connecting online. In our programs, our learners are often making friendships and connections with others in class. While we encourage positive online friendships, we think it’s important to practice these principles of internet safety: — Do NOT ask others to connect online outside of our programs without first confirming with your parents. Our programs are a safe, moderated space for learners to engage but we can’t moderate connections outside of our classes. — Do NOT give away personal information which includes but is not limited to: your name, address, phone number, passwords, location, email address, and parental information. — If an individual asks for personal information, you should inform a counselor or your parent for guidance. ——— Common Sense Media Resources for Parents: https://www.commonsense.org/education/videos/keeping-games-fun-and-friendly Keeping Games Fun and Friendly: learn how to keep your child's experiences positive and fun when communicating in online games with others. https://www.commonsense.org/education/video/modal/4141366# The Power of Words: help your child learn that words exchanged online are indeed powerful, and offer strategies to use when confronted with cyberbullying. https://www.commonsense.org/education/videos/private-and-personal-information Private and Personal Information: learn the difference between what personal things your child can safely share online and private information that should not be shared.
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Connected Camps is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 with the mission to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another. Our programs are designed based on the extensive research in the...