LEGO WeDo Robotics Intro Level Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Camp
Ages6-8 years 9-12 years
Using the provided robotics software, laptop computers, construction kits, motors, and sensors - students build & program LEGO models! Working in teams of two, young students design their own solutions by building LEGO models along with programming them to perform certain tasks. Cause and effect learning is enhanced by the models remaining tethered to a computer and, similar to scientists working in labs, students can test and adjust their programming in real time. After reflecting on what did and did not work, students consult with their peers, adapt programming, adjust models, or begin again. Students also experience data-logging with recording their testing and performance results on Activity Data Tables. This robotics program was designed by the creators of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics Systems - for Middle and High School students - and is a great way to introduce young students to foundational building and programming concepts in preparation for future FIRST LEGO League (FLL) participation. LEGO WeDo Robotics programming is specifically used by National and International Junior FIRST LEGO League Teams! SEE VIDEO FOOTAGE AT www.vistateach.biz These STEM Education Courses taught by a team of highly qualified and NY State Certified Teachers. Lead Instructors are Invited Presenters and Speakers for Tufts University's LEGO Engineering Conferences and have years of experiences in K-12 classrooms as well as in corporate software development. Designed for student currently in Grades 2 thru 4 who perform well in school with no behavioral concerns that could impact his/her ability to participate in an academically enriching program. Enrollment exceptions for younger students are permitted with teacher recommendation and/or Lead Instructor approval.