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Information Technology/Computer Science


The Nature of Science

What is science? In this activity, youth learn about the different ways of studying the world around us. They will use the scientific method to design and test an alka seltzer rocket.

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Cryptograph Wheel

Students learn about encryption and write secret messages using a cryptography wheel.

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Bitmap Bookmarks

In this activity, students will explore how monochrome photographic images are stored on a computer.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Brain Buster Virtual Quiz

Students participate in a series of exciting virtual quizzes.

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The Dots

Students learn about how data in computers is stored and transmitted as a series of zeros and ones and complete an activity to represent words and numbers using just these two symbols.

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Storytime - Programming on Paper

Read "If: Ball, Then: Catch" and learn about the basics of programming using just paper and pencil.

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Graph Paper Programming

Students use computational thinking skills and global competencies to create a series of instructions describing how to draw a graph paper design.

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Trip To Mars

This activity consists of coding and engineering/physics problems that students go through on how to launch a rocket and get to Mars.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Driving Towards the Future - Virtual

Participants will be introduced to coding and will give instructions to program a car.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Ask A Scientist

A virtual interview with a scientist where volunteers lead an interactive session about themselves, their interest in science, their career path, etc.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Driving Towards the Future

Students will learn about the current topic of self-driving cars and use it as a platform to learn about the big ideas behind computational thinking.

Volunteer Activity - Bridge Bonanza

Binary Beads

Explore binary code and how computers use it to store information.

Volunteer Activity - Alternative Science Facts

Alternative Science Facts

Learn media literacy skills including the recognition of "fake news", critically analyze sources of information, and understand the impact of science communication on our lives