Required for class: Computer (desktop or laptop)
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 everyday life and we now need to learn how to work with and create these machines.
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, students will take on roles of different engineers. Together they will build and program their robot to conquer the challenge given.
Your kids will love our LEGO ® – based robotics classes – all designed by a robotic controls engineer with a background in aerospace and physics.
*These are recommended age ranges. We can adjust based on your child’s needs and abilities.
In this junior robotics course, we use a hands-on approach to STEM discovery. Students learn valuable coding concepts while tapping into their imaginations to create and program robots. Step by step, we build for a variety of cool Lego robots based around a motor and controller. Then, kids use a block based programming language to make their creation come to life! It’s educational, cool, and FUN!
Using LEGO ® robotics, students will learn about some of the coolest environments on the planet. They’ll create and program robots to: withstand the heat of volcanoes and avoid lava, 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.
This class uses LEGO ® robotics to create animal robots and make them move. 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. They’ll also learn that concepts like torque, traction, and angular velocity make designing these “anibots” trickier than it may appear.
Using LEGO ® robotics, students construct and program space rovers that that will lead them on a journey through the solar system. As students explore the planets of our galaxy, they’ll need to conquer the changes in gravity, orbit around objects, deal with the atmosphere, and more. Class participants will learn about how they can use their knowledge to simulate many real-world problems and that parts, time, and other factors can become huge problems when working on a design project.
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 often we need to make trade-offs in order get our project to work in the best way possible.