Sign up your students for a STEAM Smart City Class

By Sophia Makori
iHub
  Published 20 Feb 2019
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Did you know you can sign up your school for a premium Smart City Class?

iHub Kids Hacker Camp runs a STEAM Smart City Class for schools, to enable the kids to identify problems in their city/community and challenge themselves to solve it.

The class runs for 2 hours , with the kids grouped into 5 (or 4) building their own smart city.

What is a Smart City?

Smart cities are modern cities that leverage technology to serve people.

They are designed to utilise resources and promote sound sustainable development. Smart cities are capable of implementing infrastructures (of water, electricity, energy, transport, etc.) that are built around users while developing in the environmental conservation.

 

Smart City Class Schedule

time

activity

10 min

Intro smart cities.

50 min





30 min

Design and Implementing infrastructures (of water, electricity & power generation, industry, transport, smart lighting,waste management, emergency facility and recreational facility etc.) using littlebits, arduino and ragged electronics


Artwork

20 min

Show n tell

10 min

Feedback and cleanup

Schools / organisations we’ve worked with ;

Over the past 6 months iHub has ran smart cities iterations with schools, resulting in kids building innovative model cities.

Highlights from some of the sessions are outlined below:


French School

 

 

 

"I learnt that you can't just wait for the future, you have to make it!" (Faron)

"I learnt that a smart city must be environmentally friendly and it must use different technologies to make its inhabitants' lives better and easier." (Emilie)

Link for other comments : https://sites.google.com/site/nairobilddnews/home/ihubetsmartcitiesunesortiedes6e.

 

Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO) Kibera sponsored by Women In Real Estate (WIRE) Kenya

 

 

 

Kajiado Olturoto Children’s Village

 

Kiota School

 

iHub Kids

 

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKKvlTXbtw

If you would like us to run a smart city project with your students, please contact us at [email protected] for more information and we can schedule a slot.

 

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