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Celebrate Computer Science Education Week!

According to the official Computer Science Education Week website, “the week is held in honor of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (born December 9, 1906), who invented the first compiler and coined the term ‘bug’ (an error in a program) after removing an actual moth from a computer in 1947.”

This annual event celebrates the role of computational thinking in all careers and offers opportunities for youth to engage with computer science concepts. Choose an activity below to begin learning the basics and build problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity!

Pick up a Kit
Between December 7th and December 13th, the Northern Resource Center and Harrisonville branches will offer special kits for teens in grades 6-12 to learn about electricity and circuits. Each kit provides the materials necessary to create a light up card by building a circuit using copper tape, a small diode (LED light), and a 3V coin cell battery. Kits are available upon request while supplies last.

Try an Online Coding Activity
Visit https://hourofcode.com/us/learn and participate in fun interactive tutorials that teach the basics of coding in one hour or less. Sort by age or ability to find an activity that interests you, such as “Code Adventure with Mickey” or “Bake a Cake with HTML!”

Practice Coding Concepts Screen-Free:
You don’t need to be at a computer to practice many of the basic principles involved in programming. This booklet, paired with a few common household items, will teach about concepts such as algorithms, binary code, and encryption.

Find our screen-free coding activity booklet here: https://bit.ly/3qleKe5