The Broad Institute’s Office of Diversity, Education and Outreach will once again open its Bio-Coding Club to all Cambridge 6th, 7th, and 8th graders virtually this spring. Club participants will have the opportunity to learn the Scratch programming language from Broad Institute scientists while also using hands-on activities to explore the world of biology. The Club will meet online on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00.
Sign up for the Bio-Coding Club here.
Additional Program Benefits
- Create your own projects in Scratch
- Receive the companion activity kit from the Broad in the mail
- Meet and interact with other Cambridge middle schoolers
- Learn about the work of Broad scientists
- Free to all students
Students must be residents of Cambridge, Massachusetts and currently in 6th-8th grade. There is a cap of 30 students for the Club.
The first meeting is Wednesday, January 27, from 3:15-4:00. Sign up for the Bio-Coding Club here by January 24.
(Sample schedule may be subject to change)
|Date||Bio Activity||Scratch Activity|
|January 27||Introductions & Icebreakers||Account Sign-Up|
|February 3||Neurons: A Model||Neuron Game I|
|February 10||Vision & Taste||Neuron Game II|
|February 17||February Vacation||No Meeting|
|February 24||Memory||Neuron Game III|
|March 3||Tangrams||Trivia Game I|
|March 10||Optical Illusions||Trivia Game II|
|March 17||Natural Selection||Survival of the Fittest Game I|
|March 24||Mutations||Survival of the Fittest Game II|
|March 31||Family Trees||Survival of the Fittest Game III|
|April 7||Bots||Project of Your Choice|
|April 14||Wrap Up and Share||Project of Your Choice|
For more information about the Broad’s Bio-Coding Club, email Ashley Johnson (email@example.com)