We've seen them in movies, read about them in books, incorporated them in industry, and now even find them as toys! Robots are quickly becoming a huge part of every day life and we need to now learn how to worth with, or create, these machines. So why not have our kids learn too? These junior robotics courses will teach children valuable concepts in engineering and physics, allow them to experiment with their ideas, expose them to the process of designing a product to complete a specific job, and show them that many times there is more than one correct solution to the same problem!
While working in design teams, the students will take the roles of different engineers and will need to build and program their robot to conquer the challenge given!
What happens when your kids take a LEGO ® - based robotics class designed by a robotic controls engineer with a background in aerospace and physics? Enroll and find out!
For 1st and 2nd graders:
Using LEGO ® robotics, students will learn about some of the coolest environments on the planet. They will create and program robots to: withstand the heat of volcanoes and avoid any lava in the way, have just the right amount of friction to pull their way up steep and snowy mountains, withstand the pressure of the ocean as they raise a periscope from its darkest depths, and more!
Robo Zoo - Anibots
Why do giraffes have long necks? Why are so many fish shaped differently? Why do cheetahs need 4 legs? Students will learn about animals and how their bodies help them perform specific tasks. The class gets to use LEGO ® robotics to create animal robots and make them move. They'll also learn that concepts like torque, traction, and angular velocity make designing these "anibots" trickier than it may appear. Welcome to the jungle!
For 3rd-5th graders:
Using LEGO ® robotics, students construct and program space rovers that that will lead us on a journey through the solar system. As students explore the planets of our galaxy, they will need to conquer the changes in gravity, orbit around objects, deal with the atmosphere, and more! The students will learn about how we can use our knowledge to simulate many real-world problems and that parts, time, and other factors can become a huge problem when working on a design project!
Extreme Robot Engineering
What's better than building robots using LEGO ® Robotics? Creating them to climb walls, wobble in waves, or even resist a robot collision! Students will learn about a number of fundamental physics concepts to help them conquer any challenge they face. They'll encounter many of the laws of our universe and begin to understand that many times we need to make trade-offs in order get our project to work in the best way possible.