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This is our core class, where beginners learn to build and program LEGO robots using LEGO Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Students follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their robots (see the hungry alligator at left!), and then build a suggested program to get their robots working. After that, those who are ready build more complicated programs involving motion or tilt sensors, or improvise to make their robots achieve certain tasks.
Towards the end of the session, we encourage some of the more advanced students in this class to skip the group activity and instead take our challenge to use what they've learned so far to design their own programmable car that that can move without being touched. Even our biggest robotics buffs find this extremely challenging, but we work with them to help them succeed.
One robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students.
Areas of exploration: robotics, programming
For Oakland Terrace students grades 2-5, of grade 1 taking advanced math. If your student attends another school, please contact email@example.com to be put on the waiting list for this class.
7 meetings. $90
Maximum enrollment: 12
Class meets at Oakland Terrace E.S., room TBA, on the following 7 Monday eves from 6:30 to 7:30pm: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, May 2, 9, 16.
If you need help registering, please call Adventures with Robots at 301-259-1255.
March 21, 2011 — 2:30 pm to
April 16, 2011 — 3:30 pm
Oakland Terrace E.S.
2720 Plyers Mill Rd.
Silver Spring, MD