A December of Outreach and Robotics
In December, we hosted a series of Hour of Code events and took part in the Rockets STEM/Robotics Day to continue spreading interest in computer science among local communities, organizations and educators.
Hour of Code
To celebrate the National Computer Science Education Week, we hosted a series of Hour of Code events. The lesson aims to teach students how to use the computer to design their own story and create their own animations.
We held a series of Hour of Code sessions at Gallegos Elementary School and Leonel Castillo Baker Ripley Community Center. In these creative coding lessons, students learned about sequencing and coded characters in ways that surprised each other.
Circuit Beats at Rockets STEM Outreach
Code Park also joined the Circuit Beats at Houston Rockets STEM Outreach. During the event, we introduced students from 9 different Houston schools to coding and circuitry concepts through the MakeyMakey circuit board, which is used to construct custom-coded electronics. Students teamed up with Code Park to make beats with flowers and circuitry and chanted on the Rockets. The day was a blast! We chanted on the Rockets at STEM Day, and Rockets won their game that night!