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The Root & STEM Podcast
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The Root & STEM Podcast

We’re excited to launch a new podcast, bringing you an audio version of everything you love about Root & STEM.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Online Safety, Other
Scratch Mix and Match Series

Scratch Mix and Match Series

Middle - Grade 12

Learn how to make your own game with the Scratch Mix and Match Cards. Accept the challenge and make a game or story with the cards for this challenge!

Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Pinnguaq at Home: Week 10

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 10

Primary - Adult

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of June 22nd to 26th.

App Development, Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges you to encode different words into binary code. In this activity you will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. You will break down the word or words you select into single letters and encode it into Binary code using the Binary Code Key to create a secret message!

Computer Fundamentals
Scratch Basics Episode 8: Moving Up and Down

Scratch Basics Episode 8: Moving Up and Down

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Build an Aquifer

Build an Aquifer

Primary - Grade 8

Watering your plants evenly throughout is almost impossible so use mother nature as an example and build your own aquifer!

Other
Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #4

Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #4

Middle - Grade 12

Scratch Mix and Match Cards Challenge #4. Accept the challenge and learn how to make a Choose your own Adventure game or story! Making your own games in Scratch is a fun way to learn how to code!

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Pixel Power: Sprites for Scratch

Pixel Power: Sprites for Scratch

Middle - Adult

Create a basic four-frame walk cycle for a 32×32 character sprite from start to finish, then import that sprite into Scratch. A time-compressed video example of the process helps to illustrate the process.

Art & Design, Game Design
Pinnguaq at Home: Week 9

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 9

Primary - Adult

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of June 15th to 29th.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Polyculture: Traditional Haudenosaunee Kionhekwa Garden

Polyculture: Traditional Haudenosaunee Kionhekwa Garden

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be exploring sustainable polyculture crop production systems by learning how-to plant a traditional Haudenosaunee Three Sisters Garden. We will learn about the cultural and historical importance as well as the agricultural science behind the companion planting of the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash).

Health & Wellness
Natsiq Hunter

Natsiq Hunter

Middle - Grade 7

In this tutorial Natsiq Hunter, participants will learn to use if/else statements to make a simple click game.

Game Design
Pinnguaq at Home: Week 8

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 8

Primary - Adult

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of June 8th to 12th.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Game Design, Health & Wellness
Scratch Basics Series

Scratch Basics Series

Primary - Adult

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Planting Traditional Medicine: Semaa; Oien’kwa’ón:we

Planting Traditional Medicine: Semaa; Oien’kwa’ón:we

Middle - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be learning about the traditional medicine semaa (tobacco) as it’s used by many First Nation groups and how to grow your own. Traditional tobacco is very different from commercial tobacco and is one of the four sacred medicines.

Health & Wellness
Gon’ Phishing

Gon’ Phishing

Middle - Adult

Gon’ Phising is a game built to provide an opportunity to experience a variety of phishing attempts and become familiar with the signs of a phishing email.

Computer Fundamentals, Online Safety
Scratch Basics Episode 4: Adding Sound

Scratch Basics Episode 4: Adding Sound

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Primary - Grade 12

Step by step coding can be a very difficult process to go through, even the tiniest mistake can result in a bug that crashes the game. A great way to display this is through cooking, and what better food than pizza!