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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!

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.

Explore Ocean Worlds and Seafloor with Technology

Explore Ocean Worlds and Seafloor with Technology

  • Grades 2-10
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    12:15 AM Coordinated Universal Time
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  • Your child might be familiar with Google Maps, but do they know how scientists map the seafloor with cutting-edge technologies today? Join this exciting online event with Brandon - an education specialist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - who will give the talk from his ocean expedition on a ship! Students will learn about the expedition - including remotely operated vehicles which could be analogs for exploration of water worlds, such as Europa, and the technology demonstrations for improved seafloor mapping. Your child will also be interested in Brandon's experience of being the technical advisor for Star Trek Discovery. Save your child's spot for free today!
  • Brandon Rodriguez has worked at JPL since 2016 in the K-12 education department, developing lessons for students and leading professional development trainings for educators. Before JPL, he originally was a research scientist, working at the Dow Chemical Company and leading their alternative feedstocks platform. Brandon has taught high school and college chemistry and physics, and also at UC-Riverside in their graduate school of education, teaching science pedagogy and equity courses.
The Future of Space - Are We Alone?

The Future of Space - Are We Alone?

  • Grades 2-10
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    11:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time
  • Pete Worden was born in 1949 in Michigan and was Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center in California until his retirement in March 2015. Prior to joining NASA, he held several positions in the United States Air Force and was also a research professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Worden is a recognized expert on space issues, both civilian and military. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers in the fields of astrophysics, space science and strategic studies, and has served as scientific co-investigator on two NASA space science missions. He received NASA’s Clementine Mission Excellence Award in 1994 and was named the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s top laboratory director in 2009. In July 2015 at the Royal Society in London, Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking presented the Breakthrough Initiatives and Pete Worden was appointed as Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.
From Childhood Dream to Space Explorer

From Childhood Dream to Space Explorer

  • Grades 2-10
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    11:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time
  • Dr. Shawna Pandya is a citizen-scientist astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM, physician, speaker, martial artist, advanced diver, skydiver and pilot-in-training. She holds degrees in neuroscience, space, entrepreneurship and medicine, and is currently completing a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine. In 2015, Dr. Pandya completed Scientist-Astronaut Candidate training with Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) and was part of the first crew to test a commercial spacesuit in zero-gravity; her work with Project PoSSUM and Final Frontier Design was captured in the CBC Documentary, “We Are Canada.” She has continued to test commercial spacesuits with Project PoSSUM’s annual microgravity parabolic flight campaigns, and has completed over 100 parabolas in microgravity to date. Dr. Pandya is also the lead instructor forProject PoSSUM’s EVA 102: Space and Wilderness Medicine course. As part of Project PoSSUM, she also completed hypobaric hypoxia training, centrifuge studies, aerobatic flight, basic and advanced emergency spacecraft egress and sea survival training, and high altitude noctilucent cloud research. Dr. Pandya also completed a 2-week tour at the Mars Desert Research Station analog in Utah as the Crew Health and Safety Officer. She has recently been named as an ambassador for the PoSSUM 13, an initiative to make space opportunities and engagement more accessible to students, particularly girls and young women. She also serves as the Chair of Strategic Development for this initiative. Dr. Pandya will be attaining her aquanaut designation with a mission to the Jules Verne Underwater Lodge later this year and successfully completed the World Extreme Medicine Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine Course at Florida International University’s Aquarius Reef Base, where NASA NEEMO missions take place, attaining her Dive Medical Technician designation in the process. Her adventures and experiences were recently captured in the Land Rover short, released with the Apollo 11: First Steps film. In her spare time, Dr. Pandya practices Taekwondo (as a second-degree black belt) and Muay Thai. She is currently working towards her private pilot’s license and holds her accelerated free fall solo skydiving license and numerous SCUBA diving certifications. Dr. Pandya also sings and plays the piano.
Explore Robotics & AI in NASA (Recording)

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
  • 2-10000 students group class
  • Dr. Jeremy Frank - Group Lead at NASA
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From Blockbuster Movies to Artificial Intelligence - Learn the Power of GPU
May Casterline - Ph.D, Senior Data Scientist from NVIDIA
Art & Science in Our Online Life Data
Elijah Meeks - Data Visualization Engineer, Apple. Executive Director, Data Visualization Society
OpenVaccine Game
Karen Tolentino - Researcher, Dr. Howard Chang’s Lab at Stanford University
Pixar in a Box: The Computer Science Behind the Movies (Recording)
Tony DeRose - Former Senior Scientist, Pixar Animation Studios. Two-time Oscar winner.
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.
How the Airbnb Website was Built (with Airbnb Expert!)
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!
Code Games with Game Expert at Unity
Your child probably spends a lot of time playing games, right? 😏 Why not encourage them to build their own games and make an awesome career out of it?! 🎮 In this live online event, your child from Grades 4-10 will meet a game expert from Unity, one of the biggest game companies in the world. Students will explore how to create a car-driving game with Unity Bolt, a cool coding tool, and also learn about how to become a game developer. The expert’s recent work includes developing and optimizing Nintendo Switch ports, real-time multiplayer VR experiences, and simulation with the Microsoft Hololens. Sign up for the free event today, and have fun!
Esports Behind The Scenes
Speaker: Founder & CEO, Seth Mason, at The Esports Company whose vision is to provide real opportunities and experience through esports and technology
Explore Artificial Intelligence with Google Expert
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!
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.
AIVA
Ashkhen Zakharyan - Aiva
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
How Does Your Phone Pack Them All?
James Kung - Android Developer at Google
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.
Coding Behind Your Favorite Sports
Bret Myers - Data Science Professor; Lauren Mauel - Coding Teacher, Swimming Coach & Sports Analyst
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!
Coding Games in Roblox
Peter Wonica - Game Design and Computer Science Curriculum Developer at Roblox