Cave Creek Museum will offer a free electronics and computer coding class to seventh and eighth graders beginning Monday, October 2, 2023. It will be held two to three hours a session for 20 weeks. The inaugural program will be held at the Holland Center at 4 PM. The Holland Center is located at 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, Ariz. The class is open to any student who has completed pre-algebra and has a desire to explore the exciting work of electronics and computers.
“The purpose of this course is to give students enough knowledge to understand the fields of electronics and computers to make informed decisions about career options and further self-learning explorations,” says Evelyn Johnson, executive director for the museum. “This program is part of the museum’s strategic plan to provide educational opportunities to our community and offers a wonderful opportunity for local students who have the curiosity and initiative to learn about these disciplines in order to make informed career choices.”
The classes will focus students’ attention on:
• electronics and computers
• learn skills to build a robot or a video game
• learn how to write computer code to control lights, motors, servos
• learn about careers in engineering and computers
• steps leading to video game design
Course instructor Greg Barnhart says “The course is designed around online learning so the students can proceed at their own respective pace. As a retired electrical engineer, I am in the classroom and available on line to answer questions and provide context.”
Interested students are encouraged to visit the museum’s STEM page on cavecreekmuseum.org/stem to see the schedule, course description and an application; classes are limited to 25 students. The museum thanks Kiwanis of Carefree for its support of this educational program.
The 52-year-old museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz. Open October through May. The museum can be reached at 480.488.2764 or cavecreekmuseum.org. Where History Comes Alive.
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