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Computer Science Classes for Kids: Online Open Classes

Free Computer Science Classes for Kids

Online Open Classes

Free computer science classes for kids on fun and state-of-art technologies, brought to you by Google, Apple and Stanford experts

Computer Science in Daily Life From Tech Experts

Welcome to Create & Learn's Open Classes, featuring tech experts from top companies that teach how they use computer science in daily life. Here you will find upcoming events and recordings of previous events, that cover state of art technologies. Each approximately hour-long class is designed with kids in mind.

Discover all sorts of applications of computer science from computer scientists with decades of experience in leading technology companies. Pick your favorite free online classes for kids and save your spot today!

How the Airbnb Website was Built (with Airbnb Expert!)

  • Grades 4-10

  • Does your child want to know how the amazing Airbnb website was built? Meet an Airbnb expert and explore the latest technologies behind travel magic nowadays, like websites and cloud computing! In this class, your child (Grades 4-10) will learn about: ✈️ What Airbnb, is and what it is like working at Airbnb 🖥 Airbnb website infrastructure such as Frontend, Backend, Dataflow ☁️ How Airbnb stores tons of data globally using Cloud Computing 🙋 Fun hands-on activities with Airtable to test your new knowledge Sign up to save your spot for FREE today, and have fun!
  • 60 minutes

Explore Magical Turtles, Frogs, and More

  • Grades 4-10

  • What makes a turtle a tortoise? Is that frog a toad? In this event, we will take a look at the biology and make up of turtles, tortoises, frogs and toads! You will have a chance to meet live examples of these animals as we discover the amazing characteristics these creatures possess.
  • 60 minutes
  • Amphibian Foundation with Award-winning Education Programs

Explore Artificial Intelligence with Google Expert

  • Grades 4-10

  • Is your child fascinated by AI and robots like R2-D2 in Star Wars or Transformers? Can we be friends with AI one day? Now AI (Artificial Intelligence) is everywhere - AI can now beat the highest ranking Go players, compose music, read medical images better than average doctors, and so much more. In this exciting event, your child will meet the Co-Head of Google's People + AI Research Center to explore the human-centered AI in the future. Sign up to save your spot for FREE today, and have fun!
  • 60 minutes

Explore Google Maps with Google Expert

  • Grades 3-10

  • Does your child want to know how maps work in our daily life? Meet the Head of Google Maps Platform Developer Relations, and explore the cool technologies behind maps! Your child from Grades 4-10 will learn: 📍 Where maps are used, especially in games! 📍 How maps work, e.g. how to find the best direction 📍 Practice your knowledge with hands-on activities from Google 📍 How you can contribute to Google maps Sign up to save your spot for FREE today, and have fun!
  • 60 minutes

Explore Robotics & AI in NASA (Recording)

  • Grades 4-10

  • Are you fascinated about space travel and going to Mars? With the recent NASA and SpaceX launches, we are getting closer everyday to calling space our new home? 🚀 But there are huge challenges. Many simple things become very difficult in space, like talking to someone in space. In this fun event, your child from Grades 4-10 will meet Dr. Frank at NASA to explore how humans and robots can work together to explore outer space. Watch our exclusive video now to learn more about how NASA uses computer science to solve the many challenges in going to Mars.
  • 60 minutes
  • Dr. Jeremy Frank - Group Lead at NASA

Pixar in a Box: The Computer Science Behind the Movies (Recording)

  • Grades 5-9

  • What's your favorite movies - Cars, Frozen, or maybe The Avengers? Did you know that computer technology is behind the making of all of your favorite movies? Using numerous examples drawn from Pixar’s feature films, this talk will provide a behind the scenes look at the role that computer science has played in the revolution of filmmaking. I’ll also introduce Pixar in a Box (pixarinabox.org), a free on-line collaboration with Khan Academy that demonstrates how middle and high school math and science concepts are used to address creative challenges faced at Pixar.
  • 60 minutes
  • Tony DeRose - Former Senior Scientist, Pixar Animation Studios. Two-time Oscar winner.

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Videos of Previous Free Online Events

Learning coding, AI, robotics from Google, NASA, MIT, Stanford experts and more

Art & Science in Our Online Life Data
Elijah Meeks - Data Visualization Engineer, Apple. Executive Director, Data Visualization Society
From Blockbuster Movies to Artificial Intelligence - Learn the Power of GPU
May Casterline - Ph.D, Senior Data Scientist from NVIDIA
OpenVaccine Game
Karen Tolentino - Researcher, Dr. Howard Chang’s Lab at Stanford University
How Does Your Phone Pack Them All?
James Kung - Android Developer at Google
Secrets of Creating MIT in Minecraft
Does your child enjoy Minecraft? Wouldn’t it be amazing to build an entire University campus in Minecraft? 🏫 Join this fun class to meet the creators from MIT who built the 1:1 scale replica of their entire campus in Minecraft with stunning details. Your child will take a tour to this virtual campus and learn how more than 200 students, professors, alumni from MIT worked together to build this amazing world within only a few weeks. They will share how they came up with creative coding solutions to build several difficult buildings from outside to interiors, and how to host big events in the game! Sign up for free today, and join us to explore this amazing campus in Minecraft together!
The Most Popular Robotics Competition in the World - VEX
If the class time does not fit your schedule, you can also sign up to get the recording after the class.
Coding Games in Roblox
Peter Wonica - Game Design and Computer Science Curriculum Developer at Roblox
AIVA
Ashkhen Zakharyan - Aiva
Saving the World with Supercomputers!
Computers are helping us solve many toughest problems in the world from understanding climate change, environmental impacts, expansion of the universe, to decoding viruses like COVID19. The toughest problems need more powerful computers, in fact, they need supercomputers! So what's a supercomputer? No, it doesn't have a cape. :) How does it work? And most importantly, what problems can it solve? In this talk, one of the top experts, Prof. Yelick from UC Berkeley, will introduce you to the fascinating field of Supercomputers and the powerful things they can deliver. Prof. Yelick received her PhD degree in Computer Science in MIT. She is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Berkeley and the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
How can robots help us: especially now
Chris Atkeson - Professor in the Robotics Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Meet Unity - The Most Popular Game Development Platform
Dan Miller - Senior VR/AR Evangelist at Unity
Coding Behind Your Favorite Sports
Bret Myers - Data Science Professor; Lauren Mauel - Coding Teacher, Swimming Coach & Sports Analyst
Secrets of Creating UC Berkeley in Minecraft
If your have trouble joining the Zoom, you can also join the class via the Facebook Live at https://business.facebook.com/createandlearnstem/
Special Event: UC Berkeley Campus Tour in Minecraft
On this event, the Berkeley team and an official Berkely tour guide will take you to tour their entire campus built in Minecraft. Join this event to explore more than 100 buildings in the Minecraft campus and the student life in Berkeley. If you have the Minecraft Java Edition, you can also have the chance to log into Minecraft and actually walk around (and fly) in this meticulously built campus with the Berkeley students. Since the spots to log into Minecraft are limited, please also fill out the below form to save your spots and we will pick randomly from the form. Fill out this form if you want to log into Minecraft for the tour (require Minecraft Java Edition): https://forms.gle/dtrfCBx3iMkSWnPZ9 If you don't have the Minecraft Java Edition, you can just sign up for the event to watch the tour!
Internet: Magic behind the scenes
Winnie Lam - Director / Global Client Lead, Google.

The Industry Expert Difference

Our open classes provide children a unique opportunity to learn directly from some of the biggest experts in their fields, from NASA, Pixar, Apple, and more. In these live (and later on-demand) classes, students discover real-life applications of computer science. They find out what coding has to do with their favorite sports, see how medical research is influenced by computer science, learn all about the power of GPU and its impact on movies like Star Wars, plus so much more. When experts passionate about subjects teach kids, the results are unbelievable. Students leave open classes realizing the world is full of wonder! Start a computer science adventure today, that brings a lifetime of joy.