Duration: 15 min - 90 min, class can join anytime, new computational thinking task presented in every 15 minutes
Audience: All secondary years, suitable for CS, Maths, and Science
This Computational Thinking Science Week event is intended for secondary school students. Together, we will solve six secondary school level Bebras computational thinking tasks via Zoom. The event will start at 9:45 and last for 90 minutes. During each 15 minute interval we will solve a new task, giving time for discussion and feedback from participants. Teachers/classes can join in for any part, or all, of the 90 minutes. Teachers/classes can participate using the chat function in Zoom.
We will be using tasks from previous years of the International Bebras Challenge, so any classes that intend to take part in this year's Irish Bebras Challenge can use this as an opportunity to practice for the Challenge! (https://bebras.techweek.ie/).
The six tasks will be available for teachers to download from Monday 8th November from the PACT website (https://pact.cs.nuim.ie/resources). We will be using Zoom to run the event. The Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode will be emailed to you on the day before the workshop. The Bebras tasks will be available for download prior to the event at https://pact.cs.nuim.ie/resources (available from Monday 8th of November). They can be printed and handed out to the class or shared as PDFs electronically with the class.
The event will be run by the PACT team, Department of Computer Science, Maynooth University.
We receive funding from Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme under grant agreement No 18/DP/5887.