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Robotics Courses

Elementary Robots
Suggested Age

7+

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Purpose

We have all seen robots. In the future robots will be used throughout society. Do you want to learn about the world of robots and what they can do?  This is the course for you! 

 

This is our entry level course. It is aim toward elementary age students. We will be using the Ozobot EVO robot, the same robot NASA uses at their visitor center to introduce students to robotics. As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) course the activities will integrate STEM subjects with robotics. The student will have fun but will be learning some very important skills. All projects will be done in groups or 2 or 3. In the world of technology it is so important to learn how to work with your peers.

 

The student will learn to code with color commands and with OzoBlockly. This course will give them the confidence to do their own programming.

 

Here are some of the projects we will be doing:

  • Coding a story

  • Create your own world for Evo

  • Write Your Name in OzoCodes

  • Hungry, Hungry Evo

Curriculum / Materials
  • Ozobot Evo: these will be supplied by the teacher but if you want one for your family you can purchase it on Amazon Ozobot Evo link.

Middle School Robot Programming
Suggested Age

10-13

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Purpose

Do you want to solve problems? Do you want to learn how computers work? Do you want to learn about programming? Would it be fun to learn how to control a robot through a program you have written? This is the course for you!

 

This is an introductory course in computer science and programming. You will study programming concepts, computational thinking, and digital citizenship.  At the end of the course you will create your own game, story or robot activity you can share.

 

You will learn foundational concepts of programming using drag and drop blocks rather than a programming language. Blocks are an easier way to get started and many top Universities today begin their classes with block-based programming.

 

The course is based Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals – Express online course along with the Sphero Edu robot labs. But independent exploration is encouraged.

 

Have your child be prepared for the jobs of the 21st century. All are not going to be programmers as a profession, but computers will be very much a part of their lives.

Curriculum / Materials
Advanced Robotics
Suggested Age

13+

 

Prerequisites
  • Robot Programming/Scratch Programming (or equivalent)

  • Transition Math or higher

  • Placement exam given by teacher prior to registering

Purpose

This course will provide the environment for the student to learn programming while working with robots. In the first half of the course we will be using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 curriculum. It is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential 21st-century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

The combination of physical LEGO® bricks, standards-aligned activities, and intuitive block-based coding environment means that interactive, creative learning is easier than ever to achieve. The set contains an Intelligent Brick that works with more than 540 building elements and data logging capability to motivate students to plan, predict, test, problem-solve, analyze, and explore, all while deepening their STEM learning and developing career-readiness skills.

We will also be using ROBOTC which is a cross-robotics-platform programming language for popular educational robotics systems. ROBOTC is the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language with an Easy-to-Use Development Environment.

In the second half of the course we will using the Sphero RVR. This is a robot that builds on what the student has learned in the Robot Programming course.

The course will finish with a team engineering project. The team will design and implement a solution with a robot for a multi-week STEM challenge

Team development is encouraged and required.  Students will work in teams of 2 or 3.

Curriculum / Materials
  • Windows 10 Laptops are required

  • Any bound notebook for keeping notes

  • Robot (Optional): Lego EV3, we have a limited quantity available for classroom use.  Students can provide a robot for class with the understanding they may be sharing it with one or two other students.

  • Sphero RVR that will be available in October 2019

  • Additional materials may be required

 
 

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