Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53+00:00

Frozen Fun: Super Cool Winter Science Experiments!

Presented by: Faye Thompson

Cold always plays a role at CodeMash, but that doesn't mean we need to hibernate! Let's play together while we learn about ice, snow and winter through several hands-on experiments.

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Puzzles and Pentominoes

Presented by: Vicki Glenn

Have you ever heard of pentominoes? Think of a cross between tetris and tangrams. These shapes are a great way to learn about geometry and most importantly, have fun while doing it. This hands on session will allow kids of all ages to discover, create, and play with pentominoes while learning...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Let's Build a Pringles Ring!

Presented by: Charles Yost

It takes only a single can of Pringles to construct a gravity-defying ring. This session will combine the building of these rings with education about the science behind it. A can of Pringles and some fundamentals of construction will be provided to form a ring, either as part of a team or by...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

May the Turtle be With You

Presented by: Adrienne Tacke

Did you know you can draw and create simple games with Python's built-in Turtle module? No? Well you're in luck! ...

Tags: PythonFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Intermediate

Super-Secret Spy Club

Presented by: Matt Insko

Get inducted into the first-ever KidzMash “Super-Secret Spy Club!” ...

Tags: Hardware, Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Electricity: How your Popcorn gets Popped!

Presented by: Eric Richardson

Fun, interactive presentation on how electricity is generated and transmitted to your home, just so you can pop popcorn in the microwave! Coal, Natural Gas, Hydro, Nuclear, and Solar. You will learn about turbines, generators, power lines, transformers, circuit breakers and most importantly...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Roblox Racing

Presented by: Jason Bowling

Ready! Set! Go! Create your very own racing game using Roblox Studio. Design the world, cars, and game play. Learn how to publish your game and challenge your friends on mobile and PC.

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Calling All Space Cadets!

Presented by: Rachel, Nathan, and Ignatius Coulter

Who’s ready to leave the earth? It’s time to complete Astronaut Training! Come explore the way real astronauts prepare for the challenges that await. Learn how to overcome scorching sun, freezing shade, microgravity, and more as you conquer the vacuum of space.

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Wizarding 101: Static Electricity Magic Tricks

Presented by: Sean Wedig

Learn the summoning charm, and make inanimate objects dance! Bend the flow of water without touching it! Create a golden, er, *aluminum* snitch, and see why it's so hard to catch! Learn the infamous "Wingardium Leviosa", and make things levitate! Grab your wizarding robes, cheer for your house,...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Let’s Make Hello Kitty Talk!

Presented by: Kito Mann

This session explains what computers, apps, and software are (including less common computers like cars and IoT devices like Alexa devices) and then quickly jumps into building a simple game using HTMl5 Canvas, Web Components, JavaScript and Web Platform APIs to make Hello Kitty, Minions, Paw Patrol...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Protecting Yourself Online and IRL

Presented by: Steve Grunwell

There's an old adage about fools and money being easily separated, but the same can be said for data. Every day, people are finding new and innovative ways to harvest information about you, whether it's for fame, fortune, or just for the lulz. ...

Tags: Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Fun with Paper Cubes

Presented by: Steven Swenson

In this fun hands-on session we will be building three-dimensional shapes from simple slips of paper. We will be folding paper together like simple origami legos! No glue! No staples! First we will fold together a few small cubes, and then the cubes can be locked together to form lots of...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Have More Fun in Minecraft, With Redstone!

Presented by: Nathan Arthur

Have you ever wanted to build your own redstone machines in Minecraft? Come build cool redstone doors, traps, weapons, and farms with Benjamin (age 9) and Liam (age 7). But we won't just build them - we'll learn how they work - so you can build your own inventions at home! ...

Tags: HardwareFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Intermediate

Exploring the Light Fantastic

Presented by: Matt Williams

Join Sodium the Dog and Chloride the Science Cat as they explore light. Is it a wave or a particle? Learn how you can measure the speed of light at home, bend light, break it into pieces, put it back together, make light go around corners, use magic mirrors, and even put light behind bars!

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Cool Chemistry

Presented by: Kevin Devine

Color-changing slime! Alka-Seltzer Rockets! Elephant Toothpaste! Make Butter in a Jar! This session has five fun chemistry experiments for kids. They are messy and I suggest proper clothes. We'll have safety glasses and gloves for the kids. Kids will work in groups and perform each experiment.

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Small Person Speakeasy

Presented by: Danielle Richardson

Welcome to 1929, where the hair is short, the music is loud, and the dancing goes on forever. Be ready to move and explore some unique fashion trends of the 1920s, play dress up and take home a themed photograph from the photo booth, and learn a flapper-inspired dance to perform in the lobby at the...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview