Autumn break 2020 - activities and offers from the zdi community

The corona pandemic is still affecting school operations. The zdi community must also comply with the specified hygiene measures and adapt their program. In recent months, the zdi centers and zdi student laboratories have developed many new concepts, especially digital offers. Over 120 courses in 25 regions and cities in North Rhine-Westphalia will be offered this autumn break! Exciting challenges such as programming a space probe, shooting a YouTube video, online courses on climate change or the digitization of agriculture await the students.

October is zdi heroine time!

For better orientation in zdi-Heldinnen-October, courses that are specifically aimed at schoolgirls are marked with the heroines logo.

zdi wishes everyone exciting and relaxing holidays!

The courses at a glance

Aachen Bielefeld and Herford | Bochum | Bottrop | Coesfeld | Dortmund | Düsseldorf | Gelsenkirchen | Hamm | Cologne | Leverkusen | Lip | Märkischer Kreis | Moenchengladbach | Mülheim | Münster | Oberhausen | Oberberg district | Paderborn | Rhein-Kreis Neuss | Rhein-Sieg-Kreis | Siegen-Wittgenstein | District of Soest | Unna | district of Warendorf | Wuppertal |

City region of Aachen, districts of Düren & Euskirchen

Target group: 7th and 8th grade students
Location: Eschweiler City Library

go4IT! basic workshop "BOB-3"
Date: May 19 until June 20.10.2020th, XNUMX

The goal of these new go4IT! basic workshops is that the girls are allowed to keep the self-built and programmed hardware and thus have the opportunity to further expand their programming skills in school lessons, in a club or privately at home. For this we work with BOB-3. BOB-3 is a small robot from Nicai Systems, which the girls first solder together, then program and finally, and that is the decisive advantage, they can take it home and continue programming there at any time.
After the girls have gotten to know the different components of the BOB-3, it's time to start programming. The girls program the BOB-3 textually in a specially prepared environment, so that in the end the proud and impressed looks of the parents and friends are certain. Further information

Bielefeld and Herford

Online course: From the idea to your own website
Deadline: August 20. - 22.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

Using the web browser has become commonplace for everyone. In the "From the idea to your own website" course, the participants learned the basics of modern web development. This learned content is deepened in the advanced course. Participation in the basic course is not mandatory if you already have basic knowledge. While the technical foundations for using HTML, CSS and JavaScript were created in the basic course, the participants in the advanced course will delve deeper into these fields. In particular, the search for and installation of ready-made building blocks for your own websites will come to the fore.
All you need is a PC or laptop with a microphone and camera and a stable internet connection.

Target group: From 7th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: dr Agnes Heinemann, zdi center experiMINT Bielefeld OstWestfalenLippe, e-mail: heinemann@experimint.de, 0521-988775-25 (telephone)
Registration and further information

Online course: Programming with fun and IOT
Deadline: August 21. - 24.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

During the 4 course days you can plunge into the adventure of programming and learn the basics of Python with a lot of practical application and how to connect technical tools with Node-Red. In an online keynote speech, the topic of data security is explained in an appealing way and not "pointing fingers raised". The team challenge will be particularly exciting, in which you will develop your own ideas, program smart home applications and then present the results to a great jury in an online conference. So if you've always wanted to learn programming or have already dealt with the topic and would like to deepen it, then you've come to the right place.

Target group: From 7th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: dr Agnes Heinemann, zdi center experiMINT Bielefeld OstWestfalenLippe, e-mail: heinemann@experimint.de, 0521-988775-25 (telephone)
Registration and further information

Online course: digital STRATOlab - From home to the stratosphere
Deadline: August 29.10. - 03.11.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

In the digital STRATOlab you go from home to the stratosphere. What do you have to consider for such a mission? How much helium is needed? What are the properties of the stratosphere? These and many other questions will be answered together before you launch your own weather balloon with experiments and measuring devices on board. In addition, the participants get the unique opportunity to send a photo of themselves on the trip and receive great pictures.
You will need a PC or tablet with a microphone and camera, internet, paper and pens.

Target group: From 7th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: dr Agnes Heinemann, zdi center experiMINT Bielefeld OstWestfalenLippe, e-mail: heinemann@experimint.de, 0521-988775-25 (telephone)
Further information

Bochum

The zdi network IST.Bochum in cooperation with the Bochum University of Applied Sciences will be offering courses for young people in the coming autumn holidays, in which experimentation and practical work will come first! The courses are planned as face-to-face courses in small groups at our two school laboratory locations in Bochum-Gerthe and Bochum-Langendreer.

Bits & Bytes, Blinking & Tinkering - Arduino Programming
Deadline: August 12.10. - 15.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

In this course, the students will get to know the individual components of an Arduino and will also program them themselves! They also learn the basic concepts of programming.
The participants do not need to have any previous knowledge of programming - only fun with technology and tinkering is an advantage!

Target group: Pupils from the 9th grade
Location: probably zdi school laboratory IST.Bochum library Langendreer
information and registration

Modern living
Deadline: August 20.10. - 23.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

Modern houses not only look appealing in terms of design, they are also more energy efficient than buildings from 50 years ago. What is part of energy-efficient and resource-saving construction and what must be taken into account?
These are the general key questions of this holiday course. During the 4 days of the course, each participant builds their own model dream house from various materials, which they can of course take home at the end. Whether this house is also energy-efficient is also examined on site.

Target group: Pupils from the 8th grade
Location: probably zdi school laboratory IST.Bochum school center Bochum Gerthe
information and registration

Cryptography – Become a data spy
Appointment: 20.10.2020

This course shows how data is encrypted and how the complex elements of cryptography are interconnected. Because each of us has confidential data that is worth protecting, such as the messages sent to a friend via smartphone.
In the practical exercises, the young people learn how to decrypt encrypted texts. With each decrypted text, they will "discover" a password that will unlock them to the next ciphertext. By using different types of encryption, the students learn how cryptography basically works.

Target group: Pupils from the 7th grade
Location: probably zdi school laboratory IST.Bochum library Langendreer
information and registration

Further information on these courses, in particular on registration and the hygiene concept, is available on our Website to find.

Bottrop and Oberhausen

Online course: from the playlist to the watchlist? - Why it's worth taking a closer look at the current stock prices of the tech giants
Date: October 12.10.2020, 15 from 18 p.m. to XNUMX p.m. (dates build on each other)

You love series marathons and your playlist in your music streaming app? Are you interested in the stock market and the numbers behind a company? Then we have the perfect combination for you. Learn in this workshop how YOU can look behind the scenes of successful companies and impress your friends at the next movie night.
A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required.

Target group: Pupils from the 11th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online course: Bots2Learn
Date: October 12.10.2020, 13.10.2020 and October 10, 14 from 30 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. (dates build on each other)

In this workshop you can assemble and program your own robot at home. Here you will learn how to program a robot with the Arduino. Have we sparked your interest? Sign up quickly! We look forward to you
A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required.

Target group: Pupils from the 7th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online course: Wind Energy, create your own 3D wind turbine with Tinkercad
Date: October 14.10.2020, 15.10.2020 and October 09, 30 from 12:00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. & question time by arrangement (dates build on each other)

Are you interested in 3D constructions and wind turbines (pinwheels)? Then you are right here! Use the Tinkercad program to design your own wind turbine at home in your usual environment and learn more about wind energy. We look forward to you! A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required

Target group: Pupils from the 7th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online Course: Decorative Geometry
Date: October 14.10.2020, 15.10.2020 and October 14, 00 from 16:00 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. & question time by arrangement (dates build on each other)

Discover the mysteries of the patterns formed from shapes. Where can you find them, how are they created and why are they so useful? You discover, try out and learn techniques how to develop your own patterns from geometric shapes with ruler and compass ... just like the artist and graphic designer MC Escher did. A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required.

Target group: Pupils from the 7th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online course: From the cow to the shoe - the marketing process using the example of a sneaker
Date: October 15.10.2020, 9 from 00:13 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m

In the workshop we want to work out how your very personal desired product will find its way to you. Using the example of a customized shoe, we look at what happens behind the scenes in a company, from production to delivery. Depending on your area of ​​interest, you can find out how market research is designed and implemented, how advertising on social media channels can be successful, what the future of logistics looks like and what makes a typical consumer. A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required.

Target group: Pupils from the 10th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online course: Escape Room – Technique
Date: October 19.10.2020, 10 from 00:12 a.m. to 00:14 p.m. and from 00:16 p.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m. (dates build on each other)

Feel set back in time from antiquity to modern times, get to know well-known technicians and scientists and work with their help on exciting tasks. Through small experiments and solving puzzles, it is your task to find and salvage the imaginary treasure. Who knows, maybe there's a little something in the treasure chest for you. A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required.

Target group: Pupils from the 7th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online Course: Develop and Design Your Own Escape Room!
Date: October 21.10.2020, 23.10.2020 to October 10, 00 from 12:00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. (dates build on each other)

In the online workshop "Create to Escape" you put yourself in the role of the game designer with a scientific mission. In a small team, you design your own escape environment full of puzzles and riddles that you choose from a pool of experiments and brain teasers. The result is an exciting online escape room that you can then test within your class or family. Can the players escape? A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required.

Target group: Pupils from the 7th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online course: Living technology online! – 3D CAD basic course
Date: October 21.10.2020, 23.10.2020 and October 13, 00 from 15:00 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. (dates build on each other)

Have you always wanted to find out how the great engineers design small and large components on the laptop and have your own piece drawn and printed on a 3D printer? Then our CAD design course is the right place for you. We use professional software to show you how to construct objects on the computer. A computer/laptop with internet connection and microphone is required.

Target group: Pupils from the 7th grade from NRW
Location: Online Elective Courses

Contact: Katharina Schwermer, head of the zdi centers in Oberhausen and Bottrop, E-mail, 0208 / 88254-890 (telephone)
Further information

Coesfeld district

App Development with App Inventor online course

Date: October 12th and 13.10.2020th, 13, 30:16 p.m. – 30:XNUMX p.m 

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the topic of artificial intelligence by programming an image recognition app with the App Inventor and to inform them about possible apprenticeships and courses in the field of computer science.
In the first part of the course, basic knowledge on the subject of artificial intelligence, with a focus on machine learning, is taught: What actually is artificial intelligence? How does machine learning work and how can it be used in the development of an image recognition app? After these basic questions have been discussed, the students are given a brief introduction to App Inventor. The students then create their own image recognition app step by step. In addition to the development of the app, career orientation is not neglected.
Prerequisites: basic knowledge of English

Technology required: Laptop or computer with Internet access (Chrome or Firefox browser), if necessary Android smartphone (alternatively, the app can be tested directly on the computer)
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 9
Further information and registration

Düsseldorf

Have you always wanted to know how 3D printing works? Would you like to program something - maybe control a robot or compose music with code? Or are you interested in how computer games are created? Then that has zdi network MINT Düsseldorf  definitely something interesting in the autumn holidays.
The program is aimed at students of all ages. It doesn't matter whether you are in elementary school or about to graduate - you will surely find an interesting topic in your age group. Classes 1 and 2 
Classes 3 and 4 
Classes 5 and 6
Classes 7 through 9 
Classes 10 through 13  All workshops are free of charge.
Location: Heinrich Hertz Vocational College, Redinghovenstrasse 16, 40225 Düsseldorf

Dortmund

Online holiday workshops for children and young people in the DLR_School_Lab
Date: October 15th and 16.10th. 2020

This year's holiday workshops will take place online via zoom video conference. The morning workshops are aimed at children aged 8-11, the afternoon workshops at children and young people aged 10-13. The workshops:

Travel to space (Houston, we have NO problem)
Thursday, October 15.10.2020, 10, 00:8 a.m. | for children from 11-90 years | Duration XNUMX minutes
Space probes are sent to explore distant planets like Jupiter or Saturn. Astronauts fly to the International Space Station to live and research there. But how is it possible to overcome gravity and get into space? Come with us on the journey and tinker your own rockets. Who knows, maybe you'll even make it to space?

Let's Code 1 - Microcontroller Simulation
Thursday, October 15.10.2020, 13, 00:XNUMX p.m | for children and young people aged 10-13 | Duration 90 minutes
They are really useful in everyday life: microcontrollers, small minicomputers that are built into things like washing machines, cars or televisions. We would like to write small useful programs with you in a virtual environment on the web browser and of course also test them. there are no limits to your imagination and you can develop your own codes.

Information on participation and registration
Participation is free of charge, but registration by email is required so that we can send you the access link and a list of materials.
Registrations are open until October 13.10.2020th, XNUMX E-mail is possible.
It would be nice if the participants' cameras were switched on, but it is not absolutely necessary. The workshop will not be recorded by us and the participants are also prohibited from recording.
Everyday materials that are usually available in the household are used for the experiments.

What happens if…?!?
Friday, October 16.10.2020, 10, 00:XNUMX a.m | for children from 8-11 years | Duration 90 minutes
What happens when you combine cooking oil, water and an effervescent tablet? Or what happens when cornstarch and water are mixed?
We experiment with a wide variety of everyday materials and get to the bottom of physical and chemical phenomena.

Let's Code 2 - Robot Simulation
Thursday, October 15.10.2020, 13, 00:XNUMX p.m., for children and young people aged 10-13, duration 90 minutes
Color recognition, avoiding obstacles or following lines manage mobile robots with ease - if the programming is right! And even without an expensive robot kit, you can put your programming skills to the test. In a virtual environment on the web, the robot follows your commands and hopefully doesn't lose its way.

Information on participation and registration
Participation is free of charge, but registration by email is required so that we can send you the access link and a list of materials.
Registrations are open until October 13.10.2020th, XNUMX E-mail is possible.
It would be nice if the participants' cameras were switched on, but it is not absolutely necessary. The workshop will not be recorded by us and the participants are also prohibited from recording.
Everyday materials that are usually available in the household are used for the experiments.

Programming microcontrollers, 3D printing constructions and their interaction
Date: October 20.10th – October 23.10.2020rd, 9 from 00:15 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m

In the second week of the autumn holidays, young people from the 7th grade can learn how to operate a 3D printer, design their own objects and program a microcontroller in a four-day combined course. You will learn how to use a 3D printer and the associated software as well as the basics of programming a microcontroller. We will use the Calliope mini for this. Later in the course, they will apply what they have learned and design and print out their own project that can be controlled via the Calliope mini. Previous knowledge of 3D printing or microcontroller programming is not necessary. To comply with the hygiene concept, please bring a mouth and nose protector.

Location: TecLab NordWest at Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Dörwerstr. 34, 44359 Dortmund
Registration per E-mail
Further information

Gelsenkirchen

ELE robotics workshop
Date: October 12 – 14.10.2020, 13, 00:16 p.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m

Are you in grades 7-10 and interested in LEGO robots? Would you like to learn to assemble and program a robot yourself? Then sign up!

LEGO Mindstorms robots are great gadgets that can be taught a whole range of exciting and surprising things. The best thing about them is that they are very easy to control: you will learn how to use the graphical user interface to make your robot avoid objects, recognize colors or play cool sounds. You don't need any prior knowledge of robotics. So: success and joy are inevitable!
Working with robot technology is not only fun, it is also one of the most sought-after skills on the job market in times of digitization, smart home and other developments.
No prior knowledge of programming is required. Participation in the workshop is free of charge, places are limited.

Event venue:  School laboratory EnergyLab in the Science Park Gelsenkirchen, Munscheidstr. 14
The course is already fully booked! By registering you will be placed on the waiting list.

Contact : dr Thorsten Balgar, zdi network Gelsenkirchen, E-mail, 0209 – 167-1011 (telephone)

Hamm

Online Course: Computer Design with Blender
Date: October 13th to 15.10.2020th, 9 from 13 a.m. to XNUMX p.m

We can hardly imagine our world without digital three-dimensional images created by computer design. Such representations are used, for example, in the development of prototypes, in the medical field and last but not least in digital media, in games, in the cinema and on television. But how can you create such an image?
In the online course "Computer design with Blender" students get to know the basics of the open source software Blender 2.8. Step by step, three-dimensional objects are created, a robot is visualized and staged. Your finished picture is saved in common graphic formats and can be used in a digital greeting card, for example.

Target group: Pupils from grade 8
Location: Online via Webex
Registration by mail

App development with Flutter
Date: October 12 to 16.10.2020, 14, from 16 to 30:XNUMX p.m

Smartphones and their apps have become an integral part of everyday life for many of us. Most of them know very well how to install apps on their smartphones. Very few of us know how to program apps for our smartphones ourselves. In our online crash course "App Development with Flutter" students learn how to write apps for both Android and iOS with one code.

Target group: Pupils from grade 10
Location: Online via Discord
Registration by mail

Further information 

Cologne

Practical project: "Everyone dreams of 3D printing, we'll show you how it's done"
Date: 20.10. – 22.10.2020 daily 9:30 a.m. – 16:00 p.m

Medicine, biology/molecular genetics, technology, food industry use 3D printers. While natural scientists/doctors try to help patients with the production of e.g. B. to restore full mobility of bones, others in turn produce tailor-made workpieces or create delicious chocolates like the chocolatier. Everything with the 3D printer! But how does one do it? How do you design models? How do you get the 3D printer to form exactly what you have in mind? This is exactly what you can learn in this course!
With programs like Fusion 360 (CAD) and Cura (Slicer)! And if Corona allows it, we'll take a look at the food industry and become a chocolatier! 

Target group: Pupils from grade 8
Location: Online Elective Courses

Contact  please by Mail ColognePUB

Autumn Academy digitalDate: October 19 – 22, 10 Experiment program, daily 2020 a.m. // Duration approx. 9.30 hours
October 21, 10, information session on studying (optional), 2020 p.m Pupils can experiment on exciting chemistry topics. The Autumn Academy will take place in digital form: the participants will receive a box in advance that contains the necessary materials for each theme day. Experiments are then carried out at home - in live chat connected with students and scientists.
In addition to the experiment program, the students can take a look behind the scenes of the Department of Chemistry. Students take a walk through the research laboratories with a video cam and take the participants digitally connected with them. Scientists give an insight into their current research and answer all questions in the chat. A course information completes the program. 

Target group: Students in grades 9-13
Veranstalter: zdi-schuelerlabor.uni-koeln.deMore information about the workshop and registration by October 04.10.2020th, XNUMX here..

Online course: Robotics with BOB3 - program your own robot
Date: 12.10-15.10.2020 daily 12:00-17:00 You want to program your own robot? Are you interested in electronics, circuits, circuit boards, algorithms and sensors? And want to combine theory with practice and create your own working robot?
Then join the "Online Course: Robotics with BOB3"!
For four days during the autumn holidays you have the opportunity to learn how to program a robot with this online course. Before the start of the course, we will send you all the robot elements you need to your home address. You will then program these together with the lecturers into a functioning robot. Here you will also get insights into the sensors and electronics, for example. This online course is therefore something for young people who are enthusiastic about IT and technology.
In this online course you will continue to gain insights into the professional fields related to robotics! And all this at home, from your desk! A webcam and a microphone are required. 

Cost: 45€ material costs flat rate for the BOB3 SMD and the PROG BOB helmet (USB adapter connection to the PC) as well as for a CR 2032 lithium button cell.
The material will be sent to your home in advance, no further preparations are necessary! 

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: E-mail, zdi center CologneMore information

Online course: Your introduction to voice assistants and chatbots. From how it works to your own programming
Date: 19.10-23.10.2020 daily 10:00-15:00 Are you interested in chatbots and language assistants? And want to know how to program them? And you want to deal with the opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence?
Then join the "Online course: Your introduction to language assistants and chatbots"! For five days during the autumn holidays, you have the opportunity to learn how to program chatbots and language assistants in this online course. You will learn something about how it works and how you can implement it yourself. In this online course, computer science, linguistics and communication sciences are combined. During these four days, the software Cognigy.AI – a platform for developing and programming chatbot dialogs – will be used, among other things. In this online course you will also get an insight into the professional fields around chatbots and language assistants! And all this at home, from your desk!
A webcam and a microphone are required. 

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact:E-mail, zdi center Cologne
Further information

Online Course: From Music Programming to Sound Engineering
Date: 19.10-22.10.2020 daily 12:00-17:00

Would you like to know how music is programmed? Do you want to immerse yourself in a world of melody, harmony, rhythm, effects, sound engineering and samples? And you want to compose and program your own song?
Then join the "Online Course: Music Programming with Sonic Pi"! On four days during the autumn holidays you have the opportunity to learn how music is programmed in this online course. You will receive an introduction to the topics of melody, harmony, rhythm and effects. You will also get insights into the sound technology and samples. You will learn how music is produced and programmed in today's world. In this course, you will work with the freeware Sonic Pi, among other things.
In this course you will also gain insights into the professional fields related to music programming and sound engineering. And all this at home, from your desk! A webcam and a microphone are required.
Previous musical knowledge and reading music are not required.

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: E-mail, zdi center Cologne
Further information

Online course: Scratch – creative programming online (beginners)
Date: 20.10-21.10.2020 daily 10:00-13:00

Would you like to get to know the programming language "Scratch"? Do you want to implement creative ideas? And you want to know what career prospects there are in programming?
Then join the "Online course: Scratch - creative programming online"! During the autumn break you have the opportunity to learn how the Scratch programming language works in this online course. After an introduction and first exercises you will use Scratch creatively. Previous knowledge is not necessary! A webcam and a microphone are required.

Target group: Students in grades 7-9
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact:E-mail, zdi center Cologne
Further information

Leverkusen

Practical project: decoration, pendant or piece of jewelery - create your own 3D print!
Date: 14.10-16.10.2020 daily 9:00-15:00 

“Get to know the fascinating world of 3D printing. After a short time you will be able to design simple things yourself with 3D modeling software, which will then be produced using a 3D printer. You will also get an overview of the various printing processes and possible applications. Turn your ideas into real objects!”
A certificate will be awarded!

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Test work, Stauffenberg Str. 14-20, 51379 Leverkusen
Further information

Practical project: Science foxes - soil and water analyzes at the Sensenhammer
Date: 12.10.2020 10:00 a.m. - 16:XNUMX p.m

You come to the event at the Sensenhammer Industrial Museum and carry out environmental analyzes under the professional guidance and supervision of chemists. You take soil and water samples from the vicinity of the industrial museum on the Dhünn river, prepare them according to the instructions and analyze the prepared samples with the analysis kits provided by the Currenta school laboratory. You evaluate the experiments and results with the help of the supervisors and present them to the course. You will learn what the results mean for the existing local ecosystems.
You will gain an insight into the diverse research and application areas of chemistry with a focus on analytics and the environment and will also receive further information on apprenticeships and courses in the field of "renewable energies". A certificate will be awarded! 

Target group: Students in grades 11-13
Location: Industrial Museum Sensenhammer, Freudenthal 64, 51375 Leverkusen
Further information

Online course: Assembling a microcontroller in robot form BOB3
Date: 12.10-13.10.2020 daily 9:30-14:30 

A PC or laptop with a USB port, a webcam and a microphone is required to participate in this online course. Your mission is: Program your new robot "BOB3", consisting of a microcontroller, a circuit board and many components. The robot "BOB3" has touch sensors and two light-up eyes that can blink in all colors. With self-developed codes you can, for example, control sensors and LEDs. You don't need any prior knowledge. Exciting programming challenges from easy to difficult are waiting for you. You can program your BOB3 freely, give it your own binary code or take it with you everywhere as a flashing gadget with a button cell and the included lanyard.
A certificate of your newly acquired programming skills will be awarded and the BOB3 is yours. 

Target group: Pupils from grade 8
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

CNC - production of my trophy!
Date: 22.10-23.10.2020 daily 9:00-15:00 

Based on a drawing, you create a CNC program, set up the CNC machine, transfer the program and finally produce the trophy.
Note: Sturdy clothing that can get dirty and sturdy shoes are required.
What you produce yourself, you take with you.
A certificate will be awarded! 

Cost: A fee of 6 euros will be collected for lunch together.
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Vocational College Opladen, Stauffenbergstr. 21-23, 51379 Leverkusen-Opladen
Further informationhttps://www.clever-zdi.de/kurs/cnc-fertigung-meines-pokal/

Practical project: We spin – but not the wheel!
Date: 22.10-23.10.2020 daily 9:00-15:00 

In 2 days you make your own keychain. Requirement: enjoy working with metal! Prior knowledge is not required. Would you like to know how to make a key on a lathe? Learn how to use a lathe in 2 days. Produce your own stable keychain in a short time. In this course you will be shown how a metal blank becomes a perfectly cut key fob.
Under professional guidance, you will learn how handcrafted pieces are made on the lathe. Want to discover? Don't be afraid of the workshop!Note: Sturdy clothing that can get dirty and sturdy shoes are required. Goggles will be provided. What you produce yourself, you take with you. A certificate will be awarded! 

Cost: A fee of 6 euros will be collected for lunch together.
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Vocational College Opladen, Stauffenbergstr. 21-23, 51379 Leverkusen-Opladen
Further information

Contact: Petra Hellmich, zdi network cLEVer education region Rhein-Wupper, E-mail, 02171- 4064021 (telephone) Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m

Lip

Online course: Digital StratoLab – FROM HOME TO THE STRATOSPHERE
Date: 12.11-13.11.2020 and 16.11-17.11 daily 15:00-18:00 p.m

Start your personal Stratoflight now digitally from home! Be there when we send a research probe into the stratosphere with a weather balloon, which you develop and construct together with others in the team online. The professionals from Stratoflights are at your side with advice and action via live chat for the entire duration of the project. Stratoflights GbR provides you with a secure internet platform for this purpose. After your registration we will contact you to provide all information.
So if you're in grades 8 to 13 and fancy an experience you won't forget, register now for the digital StratoLAB and take off with us!

  • Day 1 and 2 - Preparation
    On the first two days you start with a bit of theory and get an insight into the physical and technical challenges. Then it goes directly online to the probe construction, which the Stratoflights team constructs according to your specifications and plans.
  • Day 3 – Launch
    The stratosphere flight of your probe starts from the airfield in Bad Pyrmont. You are there all the time via live stream. If the weather does not allow the start, the start and the evaluation will be postponed in consultation with you.
  • Day 4 and 5 – Evaluation
    On the last two days you evaluate the data from your stratosphere flight, view the flight and data material and fill out your worksheets. At the end there is a feedback round, because we are very curious about your impressions.

Target group: Pupils from grade 8
Location: Online Elective Courses Further information

Contact : Thomas Mahlmann, zdi Center Lippe.MINT, E-mail, (0 52 61) 288 99 37 (phone)  

Contact person and registration for all courses: Thomas Mahlmann, zdi center Lippe. MINT district of Lippe

Märkischer Kreis

Experience robotics - Introduction to robotics with LEGO EV 3Date: October 12th and 13.10.2020th, 9 from 00:13 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m 

You probably know LEGO, but did you also know that LEGO has a robot that you can program in no time at all? Over two days you will learn the basics of robotics with LEGO EV 3. On the first day you assemble the robot and get to know the first programming with the graphical programming software from LEGO. On the second day you can already use sensors and let the robot drive through the technical center independently. At the end you can still program your own tasks or rebuild the robot.

Target group: Pupils from class 7; max. 10 participants
Location: Technical Center South Westphalia, Phenomenta-Weg 1, 58507 Lüdenscheid
registration under: www.technikfoerderung.de or per E-mail

mBot Ranger – A robot on an exploration tourDate: October 14.10.2020, 9 from 00:14 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m

Send the mBot Ranger on an exploration tour and let him drive and complete various tasks. With the help of the graphical programming interface, you can program the mBot simply and easily and expand the areas of application with the help of the sensors. You can give the mBot your commands via Bluetooth and set it in motion. On the day you have enough time to think up your own tasks. 

Target group: Pupils from class 7; max. 10 participants
Location: Technical Center South Westphalia, Phenomenta-Weg 1, 58507 Lüdenscheid
Register at: www.technikfoerderung.de or by E-mail

ONLINE COURSE Coding with ScratchDate: October 15.10.2020, 9 from 00:13 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m 

Are you interested in computer programs and programming or could you imagine trying it out? Then you are exactly right here! In our online course, you can program an exciting game with just a few clicks. The course is implemented using the visual programming language Scratch. You will learn the basic elements of programming such as loops, conditions and algorithms. 

Target group: Pupils from class 7; max. 10 participants
Location: Online course via Discord
registration under: www.technikfoerderung.de or by email

Grab your pencils and start coding – robotics with Ozobot and LEGO WeDo 2.0
Date: October 16.10.2020, 9 from 00:13 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m
 

Different colored pencils, a sheet of paper and a small mini robot are the basis for exciting tasks with the line following robot Ozobot. Create codes using the colors and make the Ozobot follow the line, turn, stop or flash colors. You can also get to know another programming and send the research probe Milo from LEGO WeDo 2.0 on an exploration tour, or build and program an earthquake simulator. On the day you have the opportunity to get to know and try out two robotics programs. 

Target group: Pupils in grades 3 and 4, max. 10 participants
Location: Technical Center South Westphalia, Phenomenta-Weg 1, 58507 Lüdenscheid
registration under: www.technikfoerderung.de or per E-mail

Creepy Halloween – Constructing glowing masks with Arduino LilypadsDate: October 23.10.2020, 9 from 00:12 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m 

Design and build a spooky mask for Halloween. For this we use Lilypads, these are small circuit boards that are connected to LEDs with a conductive thread. Whether glowing fangs or blinking eyes, come by and design your own mask. 

Target group: Pupils in grades 5 and 6, max. 6 participants
Location: Technical Center South Westphalia, Phenomenta-Weg 1, 58507 Lüdenscheid
registration under: www.technikfoerderung.de or per E-mail

Mülheim

Two lecturers with gaming experience will inform you about the various graphic professions in the games industry and give you a behind-the-scenes look at game productions. They give you tips for drawing and painting, create 2D and 3D graphics with you and breathe life into the models before your eyes.

With our holiday offer on site, the regulations of the Corona Protection Ordinance (CoronaSchVO) are observed in the current version.

For further information, participation and registration requirements, as well as the respective course content, please click on the respective link.
Here are the dates:

City of the Future in Minecraft Education Edition – Online Course: October 03 to October 04, 2020
Holiday Workshop "Creative/Graphic Professions in the Games Industry" - On-site course: 19 October to 23 October 2020
Creative Gaming - Electronic Theater in Rec Room - Online Course: October 19 - October 23, 2020

Contact: Monika Bruckmann, zdi network Mülheim an der Ruhr, Wiesenstrasse 35, 45473 Mülheim an der Ruhr, E-mail, 0208 484842 (telephone)

Münster

Girls4Future - New workshops for girls from the 7th grade at the zdi school laboratory MExLAB physics. Anyone interested in physics or technology and sustainability has come to the right place. In a series of new workshops we will deal with exciting topics such as photovoltaics, wind energy or water protection, experimenting, programming and designing objects with a 3D printer. We will also get to know different professions such as scientists or precision mechanics and talk to women who have chosen these professions for themselves.

The first workshop will take place on October 23.10rd. from 9 a.m. to 13 p.m. in the MExLab ExperiMINTe building in Corrensstraße 2b and will revolve around the topic of solar energy.

Information and registration on the website: https://www.uni-muenster.de/Physik.MExLab/

Moenchengladbach

longboard courseDates: Course 1: 12.10-14.10.2020; Course 2: 14.10.-16.10.2020

Build your own board! You can build your own longboard in the workshops of the Mönchengladbach training association. Practice your manual handling of technology and get to know the process steps from planning to the final production of the longboard. In terms of content, in addition to woodworking and the associated handling of technical equipment, metalworking and construction with the finished components will be in the foreground. Of course, you can take your self-made longboard home with you after the course.

Target group: 7th-10th grade
Town: Training Association Mönchengladbach
Contact: Ricarda Sybertz, zdi center Mönchengladbach, E-mail
Further information

Do your thing! Looking for young inventors?
Date: 12.-16.10.2020
Anyone who wants to create their own robot, lie detector, or any other digital project is in the right place at this digital fall break workshop. Here you can learn programming in a playful way and bring your projects to life. In 5 days you will learn how to independently set up and use an Arduino or Raspberry Pi in the makerspace of the Mönchengladbach pop-up library. Like real inventors, you develop your ideas in a brainstorming session, build and program your digital projects. 

Target group: 7th-10th grade
Location: Pop-up library Mönchengladbach
Contact: Ricarda Sybertz, zdi center Mönchengladbach, E-mail
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Oberberg district

We make herbal soap without palm oil!Appointment: 21.10.2020

Have you ever made your own herbal soap? We will show you how it works using the video conferencing tool. Especially in Corona times, hand washing has come into focus. You will learn, among other things, why conventional
Palm oil in soaps and other foods is problematic for our environment and what alternatives there are.
Materials you need at home to make the soap: Aleppo soap (100g, palm oil-free, e.g. from the drugstore), two flat plates, one deep plate, some water, a kitchen grater, a handful of fresh herbs (peppermint,
lemon balm) or dried marigold blossoms from the pharmacy.
You can register at Jitsi.org. The access data will be sent to the participants by e-mail one day before the event.

Veranstalter: Bergische Agency for Cultural Landscape (BAK)
Location: At home using a video conferencing tool on a digital device (PC, notebook, tablet)
Target group: students aged 6 and up

Your energy for body and mind

Deadline: August 12.10. - 25.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX 

Energy is not just electricity. Many of the devices we use run on electricity. But the car also needs energy to drive. And we humans need energy to move, see, hear or speak and to maintain our body temperature. In our online offers, we examine the topic of energy from different angles. For example, you can generate electricity with us from a lemon. Or you can learn how to use energy cleverly with an interactive quiz. You experience kinetic energy by singing the energy song with our mascot Aggi and preparing shaker pancakes.

Location: At home online via digital device (PC, notebook, tablet)
Target group: from 6 years
Further information

Experimentation for young researchers – on the trail of the natural sciences”Date: Monday, October 12.10th, Tuesday, October 13.10.2020th, 09, from 00:13 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m
Together you get to the bottom of different scientific phenomena. The young researchers will be accompanied in their experiments by high school students. Ms. Lang and Mr. Krumm are at your side with advice and action during the exciting examinations.

Veranstalter: Wüllenweber Gymnasium Bergneustadt
Location: Am Waecker 26, 51702 Bergneustadt
Target group: Class 4
Please note: Please provide your children with enough drinks and provisions for the break together. The young researchers work in small groups of max. 4 people, generously separated from each other. Still they should
bring a textile mouth and nose cover due to the current situation. Should further information or conditions be necessary, we will inform you in good time via e-mail or on the school homepage inform.

Our climate – a companion worth protecting
Deadline: August 12.10. - 25.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

It has caused whole civilizations to rise and fall again, shapes animals, plants and humans and has not only been the subject of public discussion since yesterday: the climate and its change. The absolute majority of
Science, politics and the population agree that mankind is influencing climate change. How exactly humanity is influencing, what that means here and elsewhere in the world and why it is so difficult to implement joint countermeasures is the subject of this two-week online course. In addition, the basics of the climate are discussed, one's own lifestyle is considered and individual sectors such as transport or consumption are focused on.
The nice thing is that you can log into the courses that suit you with complete flexibility. There will be many different themes that work independently. So whether you take a look or want to learn something new every day - everything is possible!

Veranstalter: :metabolon
Location: Online (e-learning)
Target group: Pupils from 10 years
Please note: Prerequisite for participation: Access to a digital device (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone) and creation of a free account on e-learning :metabolon (e-mail address required)

go green! workcamp "Lights off, spotlight on!"
Deadline: August 12.10. - 16.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

The spotlight is on jobs related to events and nutrition. The main roles go to those who are “sustainable” and “green”. With us you take your event into your own hands and let the theater and catering “green up”. Clear the stage for you – in the
Hall 32 in Gummersbach. At the end of the week, the “Green Event” will be presented here.

Veranstalter: VSB gGmbH and ZebiO eV, Oberbergischer Kreis, IZT gGmbH
Location: Youth hostel Wiehl and Halle32 in Gummersbach
Target group: Students aged 14-17 years
Further information

Construct the future - show fighting spirit!
Date: October 12-16, 2020

The time to watch is over. - Get involved yourself! File, drill, saw, solder and best of all, you can take your work with you! Three exciting projects await you on the MINTeraktiv days at KAMPF:
1. Build your own solar powered pinwheel.
2. Make a Pneumatic Circuit that moves a Cylinder.
3. Make circuits to make LEDs blink.

Veranstalter: KAMPF cutting and winding technology GmbH & Co. KG
Location: Mühlener Strasse 36-42, 51674 Wiehl-Mühlen
Age: Pupils from 13 years
Further information
Notes: It is a one-day event from 8 a.m. to 16 p.m. for
max. 5 participants each. Please indicate the desired day when registering!

Contact person for all courses: Kerstin von Scheidt, zdi center investMINT Oberberg, Mail, 02261-884012 (telephone)

Paderborn

Herbstuni for pupils of middle school I upper school - ONLINE
Deadline: August 12. - 16.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX 

Are you a student in grades 8-13 and enjoy STEM? Then join our autumn holiday program! The project "Women shape the information society" (fgi) of the University of Paderborn offers STEM study orientation in online format in the first week of the autumn holidays. A laptop/computer with a camera and microphone is required for participation.
Contact: Stephanie Forge, University of Paderborn, emaill, 05251 – 60-3003 (telephone)
Further information
Video

Autumn holiday camp touring cars – Autumn holiday camp Vertical Gardenin Dates: October 12th – 23.10.2020rd, XNUMX 

If you are in the 7th - 13th grade and enjoy MINT, you can choose from two offers. You have the opportunity to construct a racing car and its components on the computer and then replicate it. Or you can build a vertical garden with a water pump and lighting in our workshops and also plant it.
Contact: Angelika Engelhardt, BANG StarterCenter GmbH & Co. KG, E-mail, , 05250 – 70839-75 (telephone)
Further information
Video

Stratoflights - student project on the edge of space - ONLINE
Deadline: August 19. - 21.10.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

On the first day, the students receive an introduction to the project and the necessary technologies. Step-by-step, the physical and technical challenges that the scientific limitations entail at an altitude of 40.000 meters are discussed. The second day starts with a check of the equipment. Based on the knowledge acquired the day before, the students will give the lecturers instructions on how to do this. Final calculations of the flight route forecast and the amount of helium are carried out before the equipment is prepared for take-off and the balloon is filled with helium. The weather balloon is launched. On the last day of the project, the film material is viewed, the experiments evaluated and the collected measurement data interpreted. All data will be sent to the students after the rescue. Through the Stratoflights project, students learn how important a scientific understanding is, how and on which problems engineers work and how important teamwork is for a project to be successful. In addition, during the project week, the Stratoflights team's own experiences with regard to career and study choices and the opportunities that are available are constantly being incorporated.

Contact: Marcel Dierig, Stratoflights, E-mail, 0171 – 7542510 (telephone)
Further information

Rhein-Kreis Neuss

Practical project: Colorful supermarket – paints and colors for packaging
Date: 14. and 28.11.2020 10:00 a.m. - 15:00 p.m 

Paint lab technicians, the alchemists among lab technicians, develop paints for a wide variety of applications. A large area of ​​application for coatings is the packaging industry. Packaging should not only convince the consumer with an attractive design. They also serve to protect the packaged goods. In this course you can make your own paints, varnishes and packaging. You can also test the quality of your heat-sealing lacquer by sealing a yoghurt pot filled with sweets yourself. Of course you can take your packaging home with you. On a tour of the company, we will also show you our new laboratory building and our production. (Note: This course will take place taking into account the pandemic events at the given time.) 

Target group: Pupils from grade 9
Location: ACTEGA Rhenania GmbH, Rhenaniastrasse 17-29, 41516 Grevenbroich
Further information

Online course: Turn your thing MEDIACAMP - with your smartphone for your own MINT video report
Date: 19.10.-23.10.2020 daily 9:30 a.m. - 16:00 p.m 

Set your focus on success and learn in this 5-day media camp how you can create an impressive film easily, intuitively and quickly with your smartphone. For three days you will work on the story, camera, sound, titles, music and editing under the guidance of the moderator and director. On one of the days, an excursion to the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (Krefeld-West campus) to a chemical-technical laboratory is planned - here you can experience a high-throughput system with the support of and with artificial intelligence (AI) in action at the Institute for Surface Research and in this High-tech environment Produce your own MINT report. The last one is your film festival, we look at all the results. Do more with your smartphone and spin your thing! 

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online course: program and design your own website!
Date: 12.10-16.10.2020 daily 10:00-16:00

Developing a website is not that difficult and you will learn it! We work with the best-known and most-used content management system: WordPress. However, this course is not just about the technical implementation. You organize the work tasks, develop editorial contributions and texts and create the navigation and designs. WordPress offers numerous "plug-ins", i.e. additional functions for websites - in this course you will learn how to link them to your website. A website is worth nothing if people don't visit it! So it has to be findable by search engines. You will learn how search engines work and how to design the content of your website so that it appears as high as possible in search engine rankings. At the end of the course you will have learned the basics of web development and will be able to apply them.

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information

Online course: Become an "iOS programmer king"
Date: 12.10-16.10.2020 daily 9:00-15:00 

Learning to program in a playful way, and having a lot of fun with a specially developed program. Programming teaches you how to solve tasks and problems. Your creativity will be improved and you will be able to work in a more solution-oriented manner in the future. After all, those who are able to program in the future will be able to develop apps and turn ideas into reality. So, what are you waiting for? Join the Creative Programmers Club. 

Target group: Students in grades 7-9
Location: Online Elective Courses

Contact person for all courses: Katjarina Beckmann, zdi network Rhein-Kreis Neuss, E-mail, 02131 – 928- 7505 and -7506 (telephone)
Further information

Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

Online course: Your introduction to language assistants and chatbots
Date: 12.10-16.10.2020 daily 10:00-16:00 

On five days during the autumn holidays, schoolchildren have the opportunity to learn how chatbots and language assistants are programmed in this online course. In addition, it teaches how to develop a website and how to link a website to a chatbot. You will learn more about how it works and how you can implement it yourself.Brief description of the course

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact
Further information

Online course: Animated explanatory videos on social media marketing and programming
Date: 12.10-15.10.2020 daily 16:00-19:00 

With the team from Draw my Business GmbH - Institute for Digitization & Digital Storytelling, schoolchildren from grade 7 will produce their own animated explanatory video in four days. Brief description of the course

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact
Further information

Practical project: Forest week
Date: 12.10-16.10.2020 daily 9:00-16:00 

No day is like the other, but every day is an experience.
In the forest you can experience 1001 adventures and find many exciting things. In the forest week you have plenty of time to explore the forest, build huts, see animals and romp around. Come along and discover the useful and decorative things that can be built and crafted from found forest materials. 

Target group: Children from 10-12 years
Location: Nature School Aggerbogen Lohmar
Contact

Practical project: Pricky! Game design
Date: October 13, 2020 to October 16, 2020, from 10.00 a.m. to 14.00 p.m 

This is a 3D game design workshop with video/3D artist Lieve Vanderschaeve.
In this crash course (4 x 4 hours) you will learn the basics of game design and design a simple 3D game called Pricky. 

Target group: 8 young people from the 7th grade
Location: Deutsches Museum Bonn, Ahrstrasse 45, 53175 Bonn

Further information

Children learn basics of AI

Date: October 19, 2020, 13.00:16.00 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m

One-day workshop on artificial intelligence with Victoriya Olari, didactics expert at Fraunhofer IAIS and lecturer at the University of Cologne
Artificial intelligence is currently one of the most important future topics. With its many fields of application and effects, it appears to many as a very complex technology that can only be understood and designed by top female scientists. Even children can learn how AI works! 

Target group: 9 students from grades 5 to 9
More information about the workshop and registration can be found here.

Target group: 8th grade girls
Location: Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin

Become a technology YouTuber!
Date: October 12th to 16.10.2020th, 9.00 from 13.00 a.m. to XNUMX p.m 

Do you like technology and want to share your passion with others? You want to show the world that there are other topics that interest girls besides beauty and lifestyle?
In this holiday course you will discuss technology with us, learn how to shoot and edit a video with a smartphone or a professional camera, write a screenplay and create your own YouTube video on a technology topic that interests you personally.

Target group: Girls in grades 5 to 7
Location: Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin

Game Design
Date: 20. to 23.10. 2020 from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m

During these holidays you can try your hand as a game developer at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Even without prior knowledge, you will learn how to program animations and computer games step by step in this course. At the end you will be able to implement your own ideas independently and let your creativity run free.

Siegen-Wittgenstein

build table clock
Date: May 12 until June 15.10.2020th, XNUMX

In this course, students have the opportunity to build their own table clock. Here they not only get to know the individual work steps, but also the associated job descriptions, such as plant mechanics or product designers.

Target group: 8th and 9th grade students
Location:
Bildungszentrum Wittgenstein and also takes place in its premises, Limburgstraße 74, Bad Berleburg
Contact and registration: E-mail or on 02751 44523-14 (telephone)

Robotic
Date: October 19-22

Here the young people from the seventh grade get to know "Lego Mindstorms". They plan, build and program their own robot. At the same time, the participants learn interesting facts about the associated job profiles.

Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location:
Fahrensohn Academy, Koblenzer Strasse 101-107, 57072 Siegen
Contact and registration: Peter Fahrensohn,  E-mail, 0271 – 8095 8975 (telephone)

Unna

Due to the current situation, the planned practice day this year will be a practice week as a program during the autumn holidays. This allows us to equalize different courses in terms of time and space. Therefore, this time the workshops will be offered in companies in the Unna district, in the Freiherr-vom-Stein vocational college Werne or online and are of course free of charge!

In 15 different practice-oriented workshops, interested students from the 8th grade can find out more about scientific and technical apprenticeships and courses in the district of Unna and get to know the professions up close.
You can find information about all courses here..

To register for one or more courses, please send an E-mail stating the following points:
-Course name(s)
-First and Last Name
-Name and location of the school
-Grade

Contact: Matthias Müller, zdi network Gelsenkirchen, 02303 27-3990 (phone), E-mail

District of Soest

If you are interested, please register in advance! You can find more information about all offers here.

AD FOR GIRL Date: Monday, October 12.10.2020th, 14.10.2020, Wednesday, October 15.10.2020th, 12 and Thursday, October 00th, 16, 00:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m 

This three-day course is aimed at technically interested girls and is an absolute classic in a new, modern guise. Here you learn to construct an object from your everyday life on the PC. If you feel like it, then this online course is the right place for you!
You will gain insights into the basics of Computer Aided Design (CAD) - technical drawing on the computer. Previous knowledge is not required, we start with the basics and show you what you can use this knowledge for later, because the use is diverse and absolutely in demand. 

Location: Online via Zoom
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 13

APP PROGRAMMING WITH FLUTTER
Date: October 12th to 16.10.2020th, 14, between 00:16 p.m. and 30:XNUMX p.m

Smartphones and their apps have become an integral part of everyday life for many of us. Most of them know very well how to install apps on their smartphones. However, very few of us know how to program apps for our smartphones ourselves. In this five-day online course, you will learn how to use code to write your own apps for both Android and iOS.
But beware: For this course you should have previous knowledge of at least one programming language. 

Location: Online via Discord
Target group: Pupils in grades 10 to 13

DAM TECHNOLOGY & PLANKTON STUDY

Date: October 13.10.2020, 13, 00:17 p.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m 

This course is not about running water, but about standing water. To do this, you and the other participants will take a rowing boat to the Möhnesee and carry out some measurements from there (including determining the depth of visibility and taking plankton samples).

Location:  Landscape Information Center (LIZ) Möhnesee
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 13

COMPUTER DESIGN WITH BLINDER
Date: October 13th to 15.10.2020th, 9, 00:13 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m
We can hardly imagine our world without representations of digital three-dimensional images. Such representations are used for the simulated view of products, buildings or facilities, for visualizations in the medical field, for the development of prototypes and last but not least in digital media, games, cinema and television.
But how can you create such a representation of the real world? In the course you will learn the basics of the open source software Blender 2.8. As an exercise, three-dimensional objects are created for the visualization of a robot. Your own work can then be used as an image in a digital greeting card. 

Location: Online via Webex
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 13

PHOTO AND VIDEO COURSE
Date: 19.10. and 20.10.2020, 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m 

What is the correct way to use a camera? In this course you will learn a few basics and many tricks for handling the camera from a professional. Various scenes and objects are filmed or photographed according to a self-created script. You will learn how to use various tools (tripods and lenses) and get useful tips for blur-free, sharp pictures. In addition, slow-motion or slow-motion recordings are made and you will receive useful tricks for recordings with your own smartphone. 

Location: Soest
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 13

WHY DOES THE MUSIC SOUND ON THE CHARTS THE WAY IT SOUNDS? WE PRODUCE A HIT!

Date: October 21th to 23.10.2020th, 10, 00:14 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m 

Now it's off to the recording studio, because this course is all about music production. And at the end of the three-day course you produced your own song. You will learn how to do this and much more from an experienced producer: what is meant by sound pressure and what role does a synthesizer (analog or digital) play? What are the terms "Sync" and "Master Tune" and what are the technical implications of these tools? What are the basics of sound design and audio engineering? With ready-made loops and melodies as well as self-programmed beats and rhythms you then produce your personal hit. Of course you will also discuss the path to a finished production (GEMA registration, label, publisher, online store). At the end you will also learn the technical basics of DJing and can also try them out on professional equipment. 

Location: Soest-Ostönnen
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 13

CAUSE OF DEATH SALT (DEFICIENCY): SALT – CHEMISTRY AND HEALTHDate: Wednesday, October 21.10.2020, 10, 00:14 a.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m Whether sodium deficiency or sodium excess, both can cause serious damage in the human body and, in the worst case, lead to death. News like this comes as a surprise, because for most of us, sodium chloride is a trivial condiment whose absence we only notice when the salt is missing from the soup. In this workshop you will learn what common salt can really do and why it can be so dangerous for our body - but also essential for survival. During a tour of the Westphalian Salt Worlds, a guide will provide you with amazing facts about the crystalline substance.
With the help of your senses and the museum exhibits, you will explore which bodily functions can only work with the right pinch of salt - then you look for further answers in the laboratory and find out what other tricks are possible with ordinary table salt, because behind the crystal there are exciting and properties mostly unknown to us. Then you go on a short walk through the spa park in Bad Sassendorf and with the help of a refractometer you can find out how salt and brine are still used there today for human well-being. Location:  Westphalian Salt Worlds, Bad Sassendorf
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 13

TECHNOLOGY OF THE DAM & WATER QUALITY
Date: October 23.10.2020, 10, 00:14 p.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m
After a tour of the equalizing reservoir and the dam wall, you will learn a lot about flowing waters in this course and can experiment independently under supervision and use chemical, biological and physical methods to carry out, evaluate and interpret measurements to determine the water quality and water structure in the Brüningser Bach. Town: Landscape Information Center (LIZ) Möhnesee
Target group: Pupils in grades 7 to 13  Contact Person: Tim Nolte, zdi network district of Soest, E-mail, 02921-30 2255 (telephone)

district of Warendorf

Online course: "Python is not a snake - On a tour of discovery with the programming language Python" Date: October 19th to 23.10rd. 2020 

What can participants expect? You will learn how computer and binary codes work. With the help of Scratch, they learn the basic principles of programming before they get into Python and work on their own final project. 

Time: from 10 a.m. to 15 p.m.
Registration deadline: 8 October 2020
Target group: students from the seventh grade upwards

Location: Online Elective Courses Further information

Contact: Barbara Köß, zdi network in the district of Warendorf, E-mail, 02522 – 59 08 933 (telephone)

Wuppertal

3D PRINTING – RECYCLING AND UPCYCLING 

Date: October 19 – October 23.10.2020, 10, 00:15 a.m. – 00:XNUMX p.m

Make your own filament from plastic waste! What can you do with a 3D printer from damaged things that should actually be disposed of? In this course you have the opportunity to create a unique new product with the help of
to design and manufacture an upcycling concept. You take existing old plastic and make new filament out of it in several steps, which you can turn into something new with the help of the 3D printer.
Location: University of Wuppertal, Freudenberg

SMART FARMING – DIGITALIZATION IN THE LANDSCAPE (from grade 9) 

Date: October 23, 10.2020, 9:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m 

Wondering why your houseplants keep dying? Get to know the use of the latest digital technology in agriculture and program your own plant monitoring station. The use of drones to monitor plant vitality in fields is also tried out in this course.
Location: University of Wuppertal, Grifflenberg

HEAT ISLAND CITY – A THERMAL ANALYSIS WITH DRONES (from grade 9)
Date: October 22.10.2020, 9, 00:17 a.m. – 00:XNUMX p.m

To explore the phenomenon of the urban heat island, we will jointly send a drone with a thermal imaging camera into the air to make natural and man-made environmental influences visible from the air.
Location: University of Wuppertal, Grifflenberg 

Inventing and designing - student design camp 
Date: October 19-23.10.2020, 10, 00:16 a.m. – 00:XNUMX p.m

The Industrial Design department at the University of Wuppertal is looking for young inventors who want to use their creativity and clever questions to develop intelligent design solutions for new products. In this course, you will start by designing a flashlight based on your own ideas and implement this in the construction of a model. You will also deal with the diverse techniques for developing and manufacturing a wide variety of industrial products. During the course you will be supervised by students and our professors have prepared a short, exciting lecture for each day of this autumn holiday course. This is how you get to know Bergische Universität and have the opportunity to take a look at our computer labs and model workshop. You can establish contacts with professors and students and maybe get interested in becoming an industrial designer yourself after you graduate and studying at our university.
Location: University of Wuppertal, Grifflenberg

3D game development with ROBLOX and LUA
Date: October 19-21.10.2020, 10, 00:13 a.m. – 00:XNUMX p.m
Do you already know Roblox? Do you want to learn how to develop your own games on PC? Become a game developer in no time with Roblox. Roblox is a computer game platform where people from all over the world can realize their exciting ideas in a 3D game. In this new BeST course in cooperation with the Realschule Boltenheide you will learn how to use the Roblox Studio computer game platform and create exciting games and animations in professional quality, for example Obbies, Adventure Islands or Star Wars. At the end of the course you will master the important programming concepts such as conditionals, loops and functions in the scripting language called LUA specially designed for game programming, which is used by professional developers all over the world. Be there and immerse yourself in the world of game programming!
Location: Realschule Boltenheide, Boltenheide 4, 42329 WuppertalRegistrations on the homepage of the zdi center BeST Bergisches Schul-Technikum

Contact: Sarah-Lena Debus, zdi center BeST, E-mail, 0202 – 439 1833 (telephone)

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