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STEAM Learning from Our Friends

Is your child interested in making game music, creating videos, playing chess, or doing a whole suite of other fun activities? Our talented teachers know a lot more than coding. They are also artists, musicians, data scientists, and more. Above all, they are passionate about teaching. Check out these fun classes created and taught by our very own teachers who teach coding, robotics, design, and more with Create & Learn. These classes complement programs offered by Create & Learn and help your child expand into more areas. Check out the classes and Happy Learning!
Mission to Mars / Titan Book Writing Course: Request Times
Mission to Mars / Titan Book Writing Course: Request Times
Bruce Callow

This fun and challenging creative writing course invites young space pioneers / authors to assemble an international team of astronauts and write the story of the first human landing on Mars or Titan. Steady technological progress by NASA, SpaceX and others is giving the international space community growing confidence about a human landing on Mars in the not so distant future. Titan is an attractive objective after Mars. Using a 10 chapter guide, students use their technical, artistic and imaginative skills to create the story of the first crewed mission to Mars or Titan, and in the process become authors of an exciting new new e-book! Enrollment is limited to one or two authors per session. The book is developed over eight weekly classes with some work being done by the authors on their own. Authors provide illustrations and graphics to accompany the chapters as well as designing the book cover. Being a published author is an important confidence builder and can be an important detail to include in a resume. Some families have the books printed to use as special family gifts or to display on the coffee table. Class schedules are set up at the convenience of parents. Please contact Bruce Callow at this email for more information on scheduling: bcallowconsulting@gmail.com [bcallowconsulting@gmail.com] Below are links to four of the Mission to Mars e-books previously published by Create & Learn students. Title: Mars Explorer Author: Anya Kanodia https://marsexplorerbook.wordpress.com [https://marsexplorerbook.wordpress.com/] Title: Mission Ares Authors: Ishaan Kalluri, Siddharth Vikfram https://marsmissionares.wordpress.com/ [https://marsmissionares.wordpress.com/] Title: Journey to Mars Author: Barry Komsky https://journeytomarsbook.wordpress.com/ [https://journeytomarsbook.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR2zaxu9mj0XhbmqVf7eGRxUPty8-q71rxjQ9T9rJVB6omX0z6y33EOSv7k] Title: Breakthrough to Mars Author: Amelia Wu https://breakthroughtomars.wordpress.com/ [https://breakthroughtomars.wordpress.com/]

 
VR QUEST: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
VR QUEST: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Univirtual Academy

Are you eager to become an entrepreneur? Want to be like Elon Musk or Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, when you grow up? Ready to bring your ideas to life but not sure how to start? Join our class to learn the skills it takes to become an entrepreneur. In UniVirtual.Academy [http://UniVirtual.Academy]'s Introduction to Entrepreneurship course, students will analyze personal traits and behaviors associated with successful entrepreneurial performance and answer questions such as “What is entrepreneurship?" and “Who is an entrepreneur?" Students Students will explore entrepreneurial topics by contextualizing their learning through the development of narratives that include key concepts of entrepreneurship. Students will create stories and learning games with role-play, simulate real or imaginary circumstances, present projects to peers, and reflect on lessons learned.

 
The Path to Space Careers: 4 sessions /Private Classes: Request Times
The Path to Space Careers: 4 sessions /Private Classes: Request Times
Bruce Callow

A convenient and fun way for young space enthusiasts to kickstart their space careers. Fine tune your knowledge of space exploration in private classes tailored to your individual interests and needs. Recommended for students interested in expanding their knowledge of space programs, developing their own space projects and one day doing an internship with NASA. In this exciting 4 session course students are introduced to key space missions, careers and NASA mentors which will inspire them on their paths to one day working in the aerospace industry. We travel through the solar system and beyond and learn about the real people who do amazing space jobs every day ( engineers, scientists, astronauts etc). We discuss past, current and future space missions including Artemis, Mars Rovers, Voyager, James Webb, exoplanets, CubeSats, upcoming missions to Europa and Titan. Students are given tips on how to go about applying for NASA internships and will be provided opportunities to connect directly with NASA specialists/mentors. My teaching style is fun and informal and I explain complex ideas in an enjoyable way so my students have fun as they interactively explore their interest in space exploration. I am fortunate to have many contacts who work on space missions at NASA centers, universities and other space agencies. Please send an email to bcallowconsulting@gmail.com [bcalloowcontulsting@gmail.com] to arrange a schedule based on your needs.

 
3D Artist Pathway: Modeling Basics(You may also request times)
3D Artist Pathway: Modeling Basics(You may also request times)
DaShaun Hightower

Have you ever wanted to create your own 3D model but didn't know where to start? In 3D Artist Pathway: Modeling Basics scholars will get an entry level introduction into 3d modeling. In this 4-part class we will learn: -How to navigate Blender (edit mode vs. object mode, rendering views, toolbox essentials) -How to manipulate base models (scale, move, rotate) -Material Application -Basic light setups This class is ideal for anyone with a curiosity to learn more about 3D modeling. After learning the basics students will be tasked with creating their own custom robot. They will model their own base meshes; apply custom materials and create their own experience. This class is a perfect building block to start exploring other courses such as: Character development Material Development Animation Basics 3D Artist Capsule

 
AI Art With Python and Google Colab (Part 1)
AI Art With Python and Google Colab (Part 1)
Marcelo Antunes

You can choose anytime you want by making a request. This AI Art course for beginners is a fun way to start exploring some very exciting emergent technologies. We'll be diving into AI Art, Jupyter Notebooks (Colab), Python, Github, and more, all while creating and sharing never before seen images. You don't need any experience with any of these things though if you do have some it will help you gain a deeper understanding. Each student will be given a colab notebook each class. These are theirs to keep and experiment and even share with their friends. Topics covered include prompt engineering, using different specialized models, connecting to Google drive, wildcard modifiers, Lexica.art [http://Lexica.art], outpainting and inpainting. And there is more in Part 2! Colab and GPU access is free (within reason). The only requirement is a regular unrestricted gmail account (not student).

 
Atom Secrets & The Periodic Table of Elements
Atom Secrets & The Periodic Table of Elements
Quantum Physics for Kids

This 4-session course offers a fun and engaging introduction to the fields of Chemistry and Quantum Physics! The Atom Secrets course explores atoms, subatomic particles and the Periodic Table of Elements, over four 50-minute sessions meeting once a week. The course introduces students to 54 atomic elements, while exploring advanced concepts such as electron orbitals, covalent and ionic molecular bonds, and the structural organization of the Periodic Table. The course materials include 54 full-color cartoon Atom Flash Cards, emailed to students as printable PDFs, designed by Pixar animation artist Glenn Kim (whose film credits include The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc). A full-color illustrated Periodic Table of Elements is also provided. In addition, Review Handouts are provided for each class session. These printable resources are included with course registration. Parent Review: "I dare say this was my son’s favorite class ever! Wonderfully knowledgeable teacher. Excellent communication and materials."

 
GENETICS CLASS IN VR
GENETICS CLASS IN VR
Univirtual Academy

All abroad for a fun virtual reality adventure! You're invited to explore VR's fascinating game-based quest and learn genetics! Created by Stanford PhD, Marcos Rojas, this genetics class is a great opportunity to explore the structure and function of DNA, the basic principles of heredity, and genetic mutations. Students will explore how living things use genetic information to transmit traits from generation to generation, how mutations can change genes and produce new traits, and how genotypic and phenotypic traits are passed down. Other topics include the history of genetics, the implications of genetic engineering and biotechnology, and the power of using genetics to answer questions about ancestry and health. Virtual hands-on activities will also be incorporated into the lesson plan, such as constructing models of DNA molecules or designing a mock family tree to illustrate the basics of heredity. Through this kind of engaging teaching, students will gain a better understanding of the science behind genetics and its implications in their lives.

MISSION TO MARS in VR
MISSION TO MARS in VR
Univirtual Academy

Mars has captured human imagination for centuries and has served as a setting for many science fiction novels. Scientists have looked to Mars as an unique resource, holding clues to the origin of the solar system as well as the potential for future colonization. Numerous autonomous satellites and rovers have been sent to the red planet. With each successful mission we learn more about our most accessible celestial neighbor. Whether you dream of one day traveling to Mars or just want to learn more about our celestial neighbor, this course is for you. Did you know Mars is home to the largest volcano in the solar system? Or that it has a gigantic canyon 10 times wider and deeper than Earth’s Grand Canyon? We will deep dive into Mars’ surface geography and unique tectonics, look at its ice caps, and talk about whether water was present on Mars before. We will learn about current explorations of Mars and how we may prepare for human travel there.

PHYSICS & SPACE EXPLORATION IN VR
PHYSICS & SPACE EXPLORATION IN VR
Univirtual Academy

In this course, students will learn some basic laws of physics, for example, Newton's laws of motion, and will learn to apply them in real-life and imaginary situation in space exploration. Newton's laws of motion are the foundation of classical mechanics, one of the main branches of physics. Mechanics is the study of how objects move or do not move when forces act upon them. You will apply what you learn in physics to space exploration challenges and will try to solve problems that NASA scientists had to tackle. Let your imagination & creativity soar and transform yourself into a real space exploration entrepreneur and inventor as you work on your interactive 3D presentations with your team.

3D Artist Pathway: Character Deveopment(You may also request times)
3D Artist Pathway: Character Deveopment(You may also request times)
DaShaun Hightower

In this course scholars will get a more in depth understanding of how to create their own characters from base models. Scholars will come prepared with a sketch or reference images to create their own characters. This is an intensive course that gives scholars the tools to create dynamic models. We will focus on: Manipulating vertices, sides, and faces Hard surface design Using modifiers Rendering settings (Eevee vs Cycles) UV Unwrapping

3D Artist Pathway: Custom Materials(You may also request times)
3D Artist Pathway: Custom Materials(You may also request times)
DaShaun Hightower

In this course Scholars will build off of skills acquired in Modeling Basics to create their own personalized materials. This is an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of what makes a successful material. Topics covered include: Elements of art: scale, contrast, color theory, Manipulating the material tab to produce materials with specialized effects (metalics, neon, transparent) Intro to shader nodes Intro to geometry nodes

The Path to Space Careers: Private Classes (Single Session, Request Time)
The Path to Space Careers: Private Classes (Single Session, Request Time)
Bruce Callow

Fine tune your knowledge of space exploration and your path to a space career in private classes tailored to your individual interests and needs. Recommended for students interested in developing their own space projects and for those preparing to apply for NASA or other space related internships. Please send an email to bcallowconsulting@gmail.com [bcalloowcontulsting@gmail.com] to arrange a schedule based on your needs.