Summer holidays 2020 - activities and offers from the zdi community

These summer holidays are certainly a very special experience for most students, teachers, lecturers and parents. The Corona crisis completely paralyzed the second half of the year in schools and extracurricular learning locations. Slowly there are more and more loosening in North Rhine-Westphalia, from which the zdi community is also benefiting. Some regions organize interesting online and face-to-face offers. Everything is about programming an app or a 2D printing basic course, hands-on experiments or escape room technology.

Current follow-up reports on zdi holiday courses

The courses at a glance

Bielefeld and Herford | Bochum | Bottrop | Düsseldorf | Essen | Hochsauerland district | Kleve district | Cologne | Leverkusen | Lip | Moenchengladbach | Oberhausen | Rheinisch-Bergischer district | Rhein-Kreis Neuss | Rhein-Sieg-Kreis | Siegen-WittgensteinDistrict of Soest | district of Warendorf

Bielefeld and Herford

Online course: digital STRATOlab
Dates: June 29.06th - July 01.07.2020st, 13.07 and July 15.07.2020th - July XNUMXth, XNUMX

The flight into the stratosphere is now also possible from the living room. Thanks to many teaching materials and continuous online support, all project points can be carried out interactively. Thanks to the live stream, the participants are also part of the start and rescue and receive great pictures of their own flight.

The project takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 16 p.m., times may vary on the day of the flight due to the weather. Places are limited. You will need a PC or tablet with a microphone and camera, internet, paper and pens. The project is aimed at students from grade 7 and up from Bielefeld and the Herford district and is also suitable for school classes. Teachers are welcome to contact us to arrange individual appointments.

Target group:  From 7th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: dr Agnes Heinemann, zdi center experiMINT Bielefeld OstWestfalenLippe, E-mail, 0521-988775-25 (telephone)

Further information

Online Course: Junior Consultants – Summer Camp
 Date: 06.-10.07.2020

In the digital workshop, the participants will learn everything about “marketing” and “employer branding” and how important it is for companies. Examples of small and medium-sized companies in the region are viewed and compared on the internet and on social media. What trends are there right now? Should a company be represented on Instagram, TikTok, Snap Chat & Co.? We pass on all the ideas and tips collected about trends and MINT professions to training managers in a video conference, so that something really changes! 

Target group:  From 9th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: Natalie Schneider, experiMINT eV, E-mail, 0521-98877528 (telephone)

Further information

Online courses & workshops: programming, marine biology, resuscitation, bionics and much more.
 Date: numerous dates throughout the summer holidays

The student laboratories Biology up close and teutolab-robotik offer exciting online workshops on various topics on numerous dates. Programming, marine biology, resuscitation, bionics and much more - there is something for everyone. There are both one-day and multi-day workshops. A PC or laptop with a webcam and internet is required.

Target group:  From 7th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: Prof. Claas Wegner, University of Bielefeld, E-mail

Further information

Bochum

CAD&Co.: Build your own pinball machine
Dates: CAD Pinball 1, June 29th to July 03rd, CAD Pinball 2, July 06th to 10th, CAD Pinball 3, July 13th to 17th

Whether you're a newbie or a pro, whether you've seen or even operated a 3D printer before: You've come to the right place if you enjoy learning CAD modeling and trying your hand at light to heavy objects! We model the individual parts of the pinball machine together. You will then receive this printed out and sent to assemble your own pinball machine.

Target group: From 7th grade
Location: Online
Further information and registration

Online course: And Germany travels after all! – Create your YouToube travel film
Date: 06/09/10.07.20/10/17 from 07.07.20 a.m. to 10 p.m., 12/08.07.20/10 from 13 a.m. to XNUMX p.m. and XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX from XNUMX a.m. to XNUMX p.m

And Germany travels after all! Discover (digitally) distant places and exciting natural phenomena.
In this somewhat different holiday camp, up to ten schoolchildren from grade 9 onwards have the opportunity to mentally wander into the distance and learn how to professionally create a YouTube film. Once the travel destination and the natural phenomenon that you are illuminating have been selected, a suitable script is created, filmed and the resulting video material is cut and set to music.
You don't need to have any prior knowledge of filmmaking.

Target group:  From 9th grade
Location: Online
Further information and registration

Hugo the hamster - Learn Java programming
Date: Hamster simulator part 1: July 23, 10.00 a.m. to approx. 14.00 p.m., Hamster simulator part 2: July 24, 10.00 a.m. to approx. 14.00 p.m 

Collecting grains, solving arithmetic problems and sprinting through labyrinths - none of this is a problem for hamster Hugo. With the right program, you can turn the little guy into a star in the enclosure.
Get to know the programming language Java in two parts, one of the most important programming languages ​​of our time. Programming knowledge is not required.

Target group:  From 7th grade
Location: Online
Further information and registration

Scratch - simply programming
Date: Scratch holiday camp (week 2) July 06th to 10th, 16 p.m. to approx. 00 p.m. / Scratch holiday camp (week 18): July 00th to 3th, 13 p.m. to 16 p.m. 14:00 a.m

Never programmed before? Then Scratch is the right place to start. Scratch is a visual programming language. That means you'll be programming cool stuff very quickly without actually having to write the 'language'. It is made available to you in building blocks, so you only have to put them together as you wish.

Target group:  From 7th grade
Location: Online
Further information and registration

Game programming with Python
Dates:

  • Game Programming with Python Part 1 takes place in the first week of vacation: June 29.06th, June 30.06th, July 01.07st, from 10.00:14.00 a.m. to approx. XNUMX:XNUMX p.m
  • Game Programming with Python Part 2 takes place in the second week of vacation: 06.07 and 07.07, from 10.00 a.m. to approx. 14.00 p.m
  • Game Programming with Python Part 3 also takes place in the second week of vacation: 08.07., 09.07. and 10.07., from 10.00 a.m. to approx. 14.00 p.m
  • Are you interested in programming and like to play games? Perfect, because in this three-part course you can combine both!
    In the first part of the course you will learn the basics of programming with Python and also make your first foray into the world of graphical programming.
  • In the second part you will learn how to use widgets to program the graphical user interface (GUI). This includes, for example, programming a GUI with which a random number can be rolled. You will then optimize your handling of the GUI again so that you are perfectly prepared for the third part of the course: programming the game "Snake".
  • In the third part you program your own snake game, which you can then use to compete against your friends. First you create a game surface, create the snake and then bring it to life with an algorithm.

Target group:  From 9th grade
Location: Online
Further information and registration

Cryptography – Become a data spy
Date: 8.07.20 from 10.00 a.m. to 14.00 p.m. and 21.07.20 from 10.00 a.m. to 14.00 p.mThe online course "Cryptography - become a data spy" shows you how data is encrypted and how the complex elements of cryptography are connected.
We all have sensitive information that is worth protecting, such as the messages you send to a friend on your cell phone.
In this course you will learn how to decrypt encrypted texts.Target group: From 8th grade
Location: Online
Further information and registration

Constructing and designing on the computer (intensive)
Date: July 20 to 24, 2020

You've probably heard of 3D printers before.
They can be used in industry and research as well as privately. With them you can create three-dimensional objects without necessarily being an engineer. You want to know how it works? Would you like to use a design and construction program yourself and design objects? Then you are exactly right! Previous knowledge of drawing and construction is not necessary.

Target group:  From 9th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses
Further information and registration

Bits & Bytes, Blinking & Tinkering - Arduino Programming
Date: July 27th to 31st, 2020A dice for the next game night, an alarm system for your room or a small lighting system that changes to match the music? Such projects can be realized with an Arduino. In this course you will be provided with an Arduino and get to know the individual components. You will also program it yourself! You will also learn the basic concepts of programming.
You don't need to have any previous knowledge of programming.Target group:  From 9th grade
Location: Online
Further information and registration

Contact: zdi network IST.Bochum, E-mail, 0234 – 38870226 (telephone) or zdi network MINT.REgio, E-mail, 02361 / 497 8600

Düsseldorf

The zdi network Düsseldorf offers students of all ages an exciting holiday program for this summer vacation.
The younger ones work, for example, with the learning app Scratch Junior or build a working motor with everyday objects. Pupils from secondary schools
can, among other things, program an escape room or work with artificial intelligence together with the humanoid robot lady. All information about the individual offers and the registration forms can be found here:   Classes 1 and 2Classes 3 and 4 Classes 5 and 6 Classes 7 through 9 Classes 10 through 13

Essen

Practical project: zdi at the edge of space: STRATOdigital

Date: 27.07. – 29.07.2020/10/00, 15:00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m

Students are invited to send a weather balloon on a journey to a height of 35.000 meters. Under the guidance of lecturers from the FOM University, the participants build a weather balloon with recording and measuring devices.

Target group: 8th-11th grade

Location: FOM University, Herkulesstrasse 32, 45127 Essen

Contact: Christiane Schuld, zdi center MINT network Essen, E-mail, 0201-81004 547 (telephone)

Further information

Hochsauerland district

Practical project: Researchers' week - electricity and energy
Date: 06.07. – 10.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

We encounter energy in many forms, for example as light, heat, movement or electricity. Our everyday life is shaped by electrical devices, many of which you use. We research, tinker and solder together and accompany your first steps in the world of electrical engineering.

Target group: 1th-4th grade 

Practical project: astronomy
Deadline: August 29.06. - 03.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

We research different rocket drives, you can program robots to explore distant planets, develop and try out a training program for astronauts or build models of planets in our solar system.

Target group: 4th-7th Great

Practical project: Sauerland Rap
Deadline: August 30.06. - 03.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

Together with the Rapschool NRW team, you create a rap song about the possibilities of spending the holidays in the Sauerland. You think up the lyrics yourself, you direct, operate the cameras and edit the film.

Target group: From the 7th grade

Practical project: electrical engineering
Deadline: August 03.08. - 07.08.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

»I learned how to solder, spent a week with my friends and had a lot of fun.« – this is the conclusion of a former participant of the Electrical Engineering Summer School in Meschede. Also this year Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Schweppe and his team prepared exciting experiments again. We solder, build circuits and implement small projects. For example, we drive model cars with solar energy and go on an electronic fox hunt.

Target group: 7th-10th Great

Further information 
Contact: Elke Henke, zdi network education region HSK, E-mail

Kleve district

Online course: Be smart – climate and health
Date: August 03 – 06, 2020, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m

Everyone is talking about climate change. But what exactly is climate change? What factors influence our climate? How do humans intervene in the Earth's climate system? How are climate change and health related? Can you measure climate change? In this online course you will learn all this and more!

Information about the course: www.zdi-kleve.de/angebote
contact: zdi center for the district of Kleve at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences | Martina Bracht-Nienaber | E-mail | Phone: 02821-80673-382

Cologne

Offers from the zdi center in Cologne

The zdi center in Cologne offers seven different online courses during the summer holidays.

web development
June 29 to July 2, 2020

Scratch - Creative programming for beginners 
July 9-10, 2020

Scratch – Advanced creative programming 
July 16-17, 2020

Digital STRATOlab - From home to the stratosphere
July 20-22, 2020

Music programming with Sonic Pi
July 21-23, 2020

APP development
July 28-31, 2020

Entry into 3D printing
August 5-6, 2020

Finally face-to-face classes again! The zdi center in Cologne offers nine different options. Unfortunately, seven offers are already fully booked. But the following two are still open for registrations.

Practical project: RaspberryPi practical project – biology meets technology
Deadline: August 28.07. - 31.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

For four days during the holidays you have the opportunity to control a small bioreactor using computer technology in the laboratory of KölnPub eV in Frechen. The optimal cultivation conditions for an organism will be determined and in small groups you will take care of the thermal management and control of this biological fermentation process.
You also set up the necessary technology on the computer yourself and work with RaspberryPi. You will notice that natural sciences today also have a lot to do with technology and use computer technology to gain new insights. This course prepares you for this new discipline within biology, if you later want to work in the biology field, these technical skills will also be in demand.
You will also receive information on apprenticeships and courses in the field of biology. Professional guidance and educational support take place during the holiday camp.

Target group: 8th-11th grade
Location: Laboratories of the KölnPub eV in Frechen, Ernst-Heinrich-Geist-Str. 9 · 50226 Frechen
Contact and registration 

Practical project: Electric cube practical project – constructing, programming and soldering
Deadline: August 13.07. - 15.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

For three days during the holidays you will experience practical exercises, exciting experiments and technical basics in the school laboratory of the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln (RFH). You start with the basics of programming, such as programming a traffic light crossing. You then construct your own electronic dice, which you can also use at home for board games or similar. You will not only program, but also solder and assemble the individual parts of the cube. You will also get to know other specialist areas at the RFH, such as laser technology, robotics or mechanical engineering. You will also receive information on apprenticeships and courses in the fields of computer science, technology and engineering. Professional guidance takes place during the holiday camp.


Target group:
Pupils from grade 7
Location: School laboratory of the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln
Contact and registration

Other offers in Cologne

Online course: Digital! In the research lab
Date: 01.07.-02.07.2020

During the summer holidays you can take a look behind the scenes at the University of Cologne. You don't even have to leave your sofa! Students take a tour of the university and the research laboratories of chemistry and physics - and take
You are digitally connected via live video chat. You will meet scientists at their workplace. They give you an insight into their current research and are available to answer any questions you may have in chat, including studying physics and chemistry and career paths in science.

During the summer holidays you can take a look behind the scenes at the University of Cologne. You don't even have to leave your sofa! Students take a tour of the university and the research laboratories of chemistry and physics - and take
You are digitally connected via live video chat. You will meet scientists at their workplace. They give you an insight into their current research and are available to answer any questions you may have in chat, including studying physics and chemistry and career paths in science.

Target group: 9th-13th Great
Location: Online Elective Courses
Contact: Markus van de Sand, zdi school laboratory "Our Spaceship Earth" at the University of Cologne, E-mail, 0221 – 4702568 (telephone)

Practical project: MINT experimental course - from genetic fingerprints to bioinformatics and use at the State Criminal Police Office (classroom course)
Date: 29.06. – 01.07.2020, 9:00 a.m. and 16:00 p.m

In the STEM experimentation course at KölnPUB

  • You extract your own DNA from the oral mucosa and examine it in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • determine how pathogens, e.g. B. the corona virus can be detected by bioinformatics
  • You solve an exciting case together with a scientist from the LKA
  • you will learn important details about the career prospects of a virologist and training opportunities

Target group: Pupils from grade 10

The event is funded by the state program zdi-BSO-MINT and is free of charge. It is carried out together with the zdi contract partner Bonn.
Please note that self-catering is necessary for the participants. 

Information and registration form Mail available 
Further information

Leverkusen

Practical project: "What do you get out of it?"
Date: August 03.08.2020, 10, between 00:12 a.m. and 30:XNUMX p.m

What do sneakers and a headache pill have in common?
You can explore this and many other exciting connections if you take part in our rally in the town hall gallery: in small groups you will visit various shops and inquire about products that contain Currenta material. Using a quiz sheet, you work on small tasks, ask and answer questions.
You can find out which chemical products manufactured in Leverkusen can be found in many of our everyday objects.
Target group: 6th and 7th grade
Location: Town Hall Gallery Passage Town Hall Gallery EG Pharmacy/Hussel

Practical project: Science foxes - soil and water analysis at the Sensenhammer
Date: August 06.08.2020, 10, between 00:15 a.m. and 00:XNUMX p.m

You come to the Sensenhammer Industrial Museum for a half-day event and carry out environmental analyzes under the direction of a chemist and under the supervision of a chemical laboratory assistant. You take soil and water samples from the vicinity of the industrial museum, 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!
A certificate will be awarded!
Target group: 11th-13th Great
Location: Freudenthaler Sensenhammer Freudenthal 64 51375 Leverkusen

Online course: Start digital, develop chatbots
Date: 20.07-24.07.2020, between 10:00 a.m. and 15:00 p.m

Do you want to go into a challenge with us?
Develop your own skills for the Alexa language service in 25 hours?
What you have to bring with you: Curiosity, fun and #justdo it.
A PC or laptop with a USB port, a webcam and a microphone is required to participate in this online course.
Programming knowledge/previous knowledge is not required.

In this course, skills for the Alexa language service are developed within 25 hours, ie chatbots that are limited by rules and programming and only work according to defined patterns and commands. A prototype is created and the design of a chatbot is designed. The participants use code templates that they modify as a team for their specific project. At the end of the holiday program, a first prototype has been completed by each team and the developed Alexa skills will be published. During the camp we teach two agile methods: Design Thinking and Kanban Board. After five days you will receive a certificate.
Target group: 8th-13th Great
Location: Online Elective Courses

Practical project: microprocessors
Date: 06.08.-07.08.2020

The course is intended to enable students to independently experience and experience the use of microprocessors. Each participant uses their own microprocessor system (Arduino) and receives an introduction to using the system and programming! A certificate will be awarded!

Target group:7th to 13th grade

Location: Vocational college Opladen Stauffenbergstraße 21-23 51379 Leverkusen

Online course: Assembling a microcontroller in robot form BOB3

Date: 03.08.-04.08.2020, between 9:30 a.m. and 14:30 p.m

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 knowledge will be awarded and the BOB3 is yours. Cost: 40 euros.
Target group: 8th-13th Great
Location: Online Elective Courses

Contact: Petra Hellmich, zdi network cLEVer education region Rhein-Wupper, E-mail, 02171- 4064021 (telephone)

Lip

Contact person and registration for all courses: Thomas Mahlmann, zdi center Lippe.MINT district of Lippe, E-mail, 05261 – 2889937 (telephone)

Online course: Stratolab
Date: 25.05. until 27.05.2020/15.06/17.06.2020; 06.07.2020. to 09/16/00 and XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX, between XNUMX:XNUMX a.m. and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. (please select one of the three dates!)

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.

Target group: 8th-13th grade

Practical project: "Become a YouTube star?!"
Date: May 22.06 until June 26.06.2020th, XNUMX

How do you qualify as a YouTuber? How do you stand out from the crowd? We offer you access to the technical knowledge of media production! Learn how to open the perfect channel and how you can shoot good videos in your free time, which you can even edit yourself with various video editing programs. Through the intensive accompaniment of the lecturers in the introductory workshop and in the practical work, you will get a feeling for the necessities in front of and behind the camera and the further technology. Experience in dealing with professional technology is learned using the existing equipment of the cooperation partner, so that you can also implement it at home on a smaller scale (smartphone USB microphone).
Target group: From 8th grade

Practical project: "RAPortage" - music video workshop
Date: May 06.07 until June 10.07.2020th, XNUMX

Especially nowadays, young people are often only listened to to a limited extent. But what moves you? In the “RAPortage – Music Video” workshop you can let your thoughts run free and express your opinion. Together we work with professionals on the realization of your own song, where you have the say! After the textual and musical work, it's off to the mobile recording studio. There we then record the song (among other things through poetry and/or rap) and also mix it together. Then it's on to the production of the music video! Under the guidance of the professionals, you will take on all staff functions yourself and get to know all the "workflows" and "departments" intensively. All jobs in front of and behind the camera are assigned and the organizational and technical preparations are made. The shooting days are used for shooting indoors and outdoors with professional technology. Another day is all about "post-production", where you can get to know and use image and sound editing
Target group: From 8th grade

Practical project: ACTION! – Short film workshop
Date: May 13.07 until June 17.07.2020th, XNUMX

The film workshop "ACTION!" is a terrific time lapse that enables you to experience all the stages of a film production yourself in a relatively short time. From the screenplay idea to the premiere, a scenic short film is created in a joint production. You will learn and experience everything you always wanted to know about filmmaking but never dared to do it yourself. Under the guidance of the professionals, you will take on all staff functions and get to know cinematic “workflows” and “departments” in depth. At the beginning, of course, there is brainstorming and script development with the entire group. All jobs in front of and behind the camera are then assigned and the organisational, technical and acting preparations are made. The shooting days are used for shooting indoors and outdoors with professional technology. Another day is all about "post-production", where you can get to know and use image and sound editing
Target group: From 8th grade

Practical project: DIY 3D printer – YOUR OWN PRINTER FOR HOME
Date: May 29.06 until June 03.07.2020th, XNUMX

Build your own 3D printer and print a cool LED clock! Both are not for sale!
Your friends will be amazed - in our brand new course from June 29 - July 3, 2020 you will build your very own 3D printer during the summer holidays, which you can even take home with you at the end. And that's not all: as soon as your printer is ready for use, we produce the first parts that you can use to build a pretty fancy LED clock.
Target group: From the 8th grade

Moenchengladbach

Creative coding and making
Date: May 06.07 until June 10.7.2020th, XNUMX

Here you can build and program your first prototype. In our interactive summer holiday course, you can pick up an electronics set (Codino boxes) to join in at the Mönchengladbach City Library in Rheydt and then work on it relaxed in your room. Joint coding sessions take place daily, in which an experienced programmer imparts the necessary skills. 

Target group: Pupils from 7th to 13th grade
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop

web development
Date: 29.06. until 10.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX#
In this course, students learn how to program and design their own weblog. In addition to the language of the web browser, the topics also include topics on law, IT security and the tasks of a web developer. At the end there is a personal weblog whose costs for web hosting and domain are covered for one year. We offer this course once in the morning and once in the afternoon. 
Target group: Pupils from 8th to 12th grade
Town: At home on your own computer/laptop

Contact and registration: Björn Hollburg, zdi center Mönchengladbach, E-mail

Bottrop and Oberhausen

Research and discover with paper, scissors and glue
Date: May 29.06 until June 30.6.2020th, XNUMX

Experience math differently than at school - without smoking heads and without complicated formulas!

Small experiments, folding techniques and arithmetic tricks await you - in this workshop you only need a good mood, scissors, glue, a pen and paper.
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

Decorative geometry – hands-on experiments
Date: May 01.07 until June 02.07.2020th, XNUMX

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.
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Town: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

Living technology online! – 3D CAD basic course
Date: May 06.07 until June 10.07.2020th, XNUMX

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.
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

Getting Started with Game Programming – Learn Programming Online with Scratch
Date: May 13.07 until June 17.07.2020th, XNUMX

Always wanted to develop your own games? With us you will learn exactly that! In a nice small group, you will first program a game together with the group and get to know the programming environment Scratch in this way. You can then develop your own games. So you want to find out if you are a good game developer?
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

How do I design and program a website? – Introduction to programming
Date: May 27.07 until June 31.07.2020th, XNUMX

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.
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

Escape room technique
Date: May 27.07 until June 31.07.2020th, XNUMX

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.
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

Wind energy, create your own 3D wind turbine with Tinkercad
Date: May 03.08 until June 08.08.2020th, XNUMX

Do you find 3D constructions and wind turbines (wind turbines) interesting? 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!
Target group: Pupils from grade 7
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

Rheinisch-Bergischer district

The Online Summer Camp 2020: Game Programming with Python - An Introduction
Deadline: August 27. - 31.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

The Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft (FHDW) offers a free online programming course during the summer holidays for high school students from NRW. You need little or no previous knowledge of programming. 

Target group: Secondary school students
Location: At home on your own computer/laptop
Registration

Further information: Katrin Sachs, Network Coordinator, E-mail, Telephone: 02202 13 20 46 and Online.

Rhein-Kreis Neuss

All course registrations please here.

Online course: Python is not a snake 2 (advanced)
Date: May 29.06 until June 03.7.2020th, XNUMX

In the first Python course you learned the basics of programming and carried out experiments with the mini computer Raspberry Pi. In the Python II advanced course we work like professionals: we deal with object-oriented programming and can develop more complex projects. For example, we will control a car robot. In the free project work you have enough time to implement your own ideas. This course is suitable for advanced users who already have basic programming knowledge.
Course registration via www.mint-machen.de
Target group: From 7th grade (12 participants maximum)
Location: Webinar via Zoom

Online course: Start digital! Chatbot Alexa
Date: May 29.06 until June 03.07.2020th, XNUMX

Chatbots, speech and writing robots have long been part of our communication. With their help, you can order a pizza, place a business inquiry, turn on the heating at home from another continent. In this workshop you will complete a first prototype and create your own Alexa Skill. You will learn how language assistants and chatbots such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Messenger and web chats work. The aim will be to understand how bots work and thus the opportunities and risks of using artificial intelligence. The application software "Lex", a Scratch-like communication software and agile methods such as "Design Thinking" and "Pen&Paper" are used. Start digital!
Target group: From 8th grade (max. 16 participants)
Location: Online Elective Courses

Online course: Become an "iOS programmer king"
Date: May 06.07 until June 10.07.2020th, XNUMX

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. Note: A laptop or PC is not the only requirement for the webinar. But in order to be able to program with iOS at home, an I-Pad is required. In the Rhein-Kreis Neuss, the I-Pads will be made available to the participants for the duration of the workshop.
Target group: 7th-9th class (max. 12 participants)
Location: Online Elective Courses

Online course: From the idea to your own app
Date: May 06.07 until June 10.07.2020th, XNUMX

You use apps every day - and in this course you will learn how to program your own app! To get started, we will deal with the basics of programming. With the help of a graphical programming language you will learn what conditions, loops and functions are and you can already program a quiz app. Then we switch to a professional programming language, namely JavaScript. In the free project work you can realize your own ideas and you will be able to use your own app on your smartphone!
Target group: From class 7 (max. 12 participants)
Location: Online Elective Courses

Online course: Autonomous driving in Duckietown
Date: May 03.08 until June 07.08.2020th, XNUMX

Everyone is talking about autonomous driving at the moment - but what is behind it and what makes it so difficult to park a car independently or to make the right decision at an intersection? The Duckietown used in the research enables the playful learning of many aspects of autonomous driving using small mobile robots - equipped with a Raspberry Pi, LEDs, cameras and distance sensors that you want to program! In addition to an introduction to robotics, you will learn the following topics both in a simulation in virtual space and with your own code on a real robot: Recognition and keeping to the lane using the camera, collision avoidance and decision-making - which action of the robot makes sense next ? At the end of the course there is a small competition that aims to show the fastest collision-free robot and rewards its programmer with an award.
Target group: From class 9 (max. 12 participants)
Location: Online Elective Courses

Contact: Katjarina Beckmann and Frank Heidemann, zdi network Rhein-Kreis Neuss, e-mail: zdi@rhein-kreis-neuss.de, 02131 - 928- 7505 and -7506 (telephone)

Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

Practical project: Pricky! Game design
Date: 30.06. until 03.07.2020 and 28.07. until 31.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

This is a 3D game design workshop with video/3D artist Lieve Vanderschaeve.
The course lasts four days and is free of charge. In this crash course you will learn the basics of game design. We're designing a simple 3D game called Pricky.
Terms of participation:
Passive knowledge of English is required to use the software. Each participant needs a laptop and a normal 3-button mouse. In advance, please load the free software Blender 2.8 (http://www.blender.org/ ) and Unity (https://store.unity.com/de/, private individual – personal) onto your computer, which you will use for the workshop brings.
Target group: From 7th grade
Location: Deutsches Museum Bonn, Ahrstrasse 45, 53175 Bonn

STEM YouTubing

Practical project: YouTube for you with Julez
Deadline: 14.07. until 17.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX

Video production with YouTuber Julian Weissbach & friends
Four-day free summer vacation workshop for schoolchildren from the 7th grade from Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg district in the Deutsches Museum Bonn

Do you want to create videos for YouTube and other social platforms? YouTubers Julez & friends explain how to create the perfect clip, avoid mistakes on social platforms and protect yourself from traps and risks on the internet. You create a video in groups!
Target group: From 7th grade
Location: Deutsches Museum Bonn, Ahrstrasse 45, 53175 Bonn

Contact: Natascha Zitzke, Deutsches Museum Bonn, E-mail, 0228 – 302 -255 (telephone) (Tue – Fri 13:00 p.m. to 16:00 p.m.)

University Summer Camp Biodiversity of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Date: August 03 to 07, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 15:30 p.m

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, subject didactics in biology, offers schoolchildren the opportunity to get a taste of research during the summer holidays. For four days, various habitats in and around Bonn are explored and the biodiversity on our doorstep is examined.
Target group: Students between the ages of 13 and 17
Cost: none

caesar student laboratory virtual
Events :
July 06-09, 2020 or July 20-23 July 2020 or August 03 - 06, 2020
At the caesar research center you can immerse yourself virtually in the world of neuroethology (neurobiology and behavioral biology). How do the sense organs develop? Why and how do zebrafish manage to avoid obstacles when they are in schools? These and other exciting questions will be clarified with a scientist in a virtual laboratory and illustrated with short film sequences. Target group: Grades 10 to 11

Registration or further information from Julia Fischer, School laboratory – caesar foundation, E-mail 

Digital coding challenge
Date: July 06, 2020 to July 10, 2020

With the team from the fe:male Innovation Hub, schoolchildren from grade 8 get to know Python in five days and develop their own app.
Group size: Maximum 25 participants
Cost: none

Contact and registration: Bettina Wallor, zdi network :MINT in the Rhein-Sieg district, E-mail

Siegen-Wittgenstein

Course: STEM YouTubing
Date: August 03 – 06, 2020

As a production team, the participants will present physical topics in a YouTube film. The creative team deals with the topic of video production and the associated BSO-relevant elements, such as explaining or representing physical relationships as a film. The project is structured in several parts. This time the focus is on an explanatory video about Corona.

Target group: From 7th grade

Registration per E-mail until July 24, 2020.

contact: Christine Büdenbender, Education Office District Siegen-Wittgenstein | Koblenzer Str. 73, 57072 Siegen | Tel. 0271 333 1446
Course: Robotics

Date: August 06 – 09, 2020

The sun is shining, the outdoor pool is calling and at home it's: "Please go mow the lawn for a moment!!!" It's good that there are now robots that are already doing some tiresome tasks for us and giving us more free time. But how does a robot work?

With this course offer you will get to know the programming language with "Lego Mindstorms". With this basis, teams work on an industry or product-oriented robot project, which has the goal of presenting a solution to the problem (various digitized work processes, for example) that you have worked out independently and that can be used by anyone completely independently. From the planning phase, through the construction phase, to the final programming, your robot is created during this time. You will also learn interesting facts about the professional fields and receive individual advice from the mentors present.

Target group: From 7th grade

Registration until July 24, 2020 per E-mail or telephone on 0271 – 8095 8975.

contact: Fahrensohn Academy – Peter Fahrensohn | Koblenzer Str. 107 – 109, 57072 Siegen

District of Soest

TECHNOLOGY OF THE DAM & WATER QUALITY
After a tour of the equalizing reservoir and the dam wall, you will learn a lot about flowing water 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.
WHEN: 08.07. or 21.07., 10 a.m. to 14 p.m
WO: Landscape Information Center (LIZ) Möhnesee
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Attending grades 7 to 13

DAM TECHNOLOGY & PLANKTON STUDY
In contrast to the previous course, this course is not about running water, but about standing water. After a tour of the equalizing reservoir and over the dam wall, you and other participants will take a rowing boat to the Möhnesee and carry out some measurements from there (including determining the visual depth and taking plankton samples). Of course you can also register for both courses!
WHEN: 14.07. or 29.07., 10 a.m. to 14 p.m
WHERE: Landscape Information Center (LIZ) Möhnesee
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Visiting grades 7 to 13

PHOTO AND VIDEO COURSE
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. Slow-motion or slow-motion recordings are made and you get useful tricks for recordings with your own smartphone.
WHEN: 15. and 16.07. or August 04th and 05.08th, 10 a.m. to 14 p.m
WHERE: Soest
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Visiting grades 7 to 13

SALT – CHEMISTRY AND HEALTH
This course is all about salt. How is salt made up? What is the salt content of different foods and what is the importance of salt for our body? These and many other questions will be answered during the course. To this end, various experiments are carried out in which salt is tested with regard to its properties such as hardness, smell, color and the like. is examined.
WHEN: 23.07. or 06.08., 10 a.m. to 14 p.m
WHERE: Westphalian Salt Worlds, Bad Sassendorf
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Visiting grades 7 to 12

COMPUTER DESIGN WITH BLINDER
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 summer beach scene. Your own work can then be used as an image in a digital greeting card.
WHEN: 04.08. to 06.08., 9 a.m. to 13 p.m
WHERE: Online via Webex
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Visiting grades 8 to 13 and safe use of the computer mouse

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

Contact Person: Tim Nolte, zdi network district of Soest, E-mail, 02921-30 2255 (telephone)

district of Warendorf

Online Course: "Music Programming with Sonic PI"
Date: 22.06. – 26.06.2020, 15.00 p.m. to 18.00 p.m

  • Do you love music and programming?
  • Have you always wanted to learn how to program and connect melodies, rhythms and harmonics?
  • Do you want to create soundtracks for computer games or samples for music genres like hip hop or EDM?

You learn online - but together with the trainers and the team - how to program music with the help of Sonic Pi. Step by step you will learn how to combine melodies, rhythms and harmonics and how to realize your creative ideas.

Technical requirements: You need a laptop with a camera or a desktop PC with a webcam.
You should have a headset for good sound transmission.
Of course, it is important to have an internet connection during the course. The required programs (Zoom, Sonic Pi) are all free. After registering, you will receive a preparatory email with detailed instructions for installing the programs.
Programming knowledge is not necessary.
Participation is free of charge and is at your own risk.

Target group: 7th-9th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses

Further information

Online course: “App Development” 
Date: 06.07. – 09.07.2020, 10.00 p.m. to 15.00 p.m

  • You want to know how to build a mobile app?
  • Would you like to implement your own creative ideas for an app?
  • Would you like to program and work like a development team?

In the course you will first learn the basics of programming. You can then think of your own topic for an app and program it yourself with the support of the coaches according to your ideas. You develop the design concept in the form of design thinking. Learn how to use programming to enable interaction in the app and make it dynamic. In the course you will first learn the basics of programming. You can then think of your own topic for an app and program it yourself with the support of the coaches according to your ideas. You develop the design concept in the form of design thinking. Learn how to use programming to enable interaction in the app and make it dynamic.

Technical requirements: You need a laptop with a camera or a desktop PC with a webcam.

You should have a headset for good sound transmission.
Of course, it is important to have an internet connection during the course. The required programs (Zoom, Sonic Pi) are all free. After registering, you will receive a preparatory email with detailed instructions for installing the programs.
Programming knowledge is not necessary.
Participation is free of charge and is at your own risk. Target group: Years 7 to 13
Location: Online Elective Courses  

Online course: "Web development with JavaScript" 
Date: 27.07. – 30.07.2020, 10.00 p.m. to 15.00 p.m

  • You want to know how a website works?
  • Would you like to implement your own creative ideas for a website?
  • Would you like to program and work like a development team?

In the course you will learn to think about your own topic for a website and to program your website yourself with the support of the coaches according to your ideas. You develop the design concept in the form of design thinking. Learn how to use programming to enable interaction on the website and make it dynamic. Implement your own idea for a website and work like in a development team.  Technical requirements: You need a laptop with a camera or a desktop PC with a webcam.
You should have a headset for good sound transmission.
Of course, it is important to have an internet connection during the course. The required programs (Zoom, Sonic Pi) are all free. After registering, you will receive a preparatory email with detailed instructions for installing the programs.
Programming knowledge is not necessary.
Participation is free of charge and is at your own risk. Target group: Years 7 to 13
Location: Online Elective Courses

Online course: "Python is not a snake - On a discovery tour with the programming language Python"
Date: 13.07. – 17.07.2020, 10.00 p.m. to 15.00 p.m

  • Are you interested in computer science?
  • Always wanted to learn how to use programming languages?
  • You want your own computer game

You will learn how computers and binary codes work. With the help of Scratch you will learn the basic principles of programming before we get into Python and you can work on your own final project. Technical requirements: You need a laptop with a camera or a desktop PC with a webcam.
You should have a headset for good sound transmission.
Of course, it is important to have an internet connection during the course. The required programs (Zoom, Sonic Pi) are all free. After registering, you will receive a preparatory email with detailed instructions for installing the programs.
Programming knowledge is not necessary.
Participation is free of charge and is at your own risk. Target group: 7th-9th grade
Location: Online Elective Courses Further information

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

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