Kids five to ten years old take this exciting Foundational Lego® Robotics course to get familiar with robots by building actual self-directed robots. Students learn how to use motors and sensors using physical scientific concepts including gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles. Robot construction is followed by writing programs in LabVIEW in a simple, drag-and-drop manner to make the Robot move, react and make sounds to solve challenges. Kids work individually and in groups. This program is designed to introduce a child to STEAM Science Technology Engineering Art & Mathematics.
In this program kids get to build multiple robots using Lego® blocks from the Lego® Wedo kits that are provided in the classroom. Each robot is motion-activated and uses motors and/or sensors and gears. The full course entails building sixteen or more Robots including a couple they build using their own creative imagination and skills developed in the classroom. In many classes, kids watch a short two-minute video that introduces new concepts on Robots to them including the application of Robots in everyday life and in advanced technological fields such as in the car building industry, in space technology and in prosthetics and sports.
Our teachers are highly qualified and include experienced architects, programmers and designers well-acquainted with the latest in technology. They are also available for helping the kids learn difficult concepts in the simplest possible manner.
Our programs keep the kids motivated by including competitive games, rewards for developing skills, creativity and good behavior. Kids receive stars for exceptional performance in several areas including homework submission, class behavior, creativity, leadership and technical skills. Plus they get surprise rewards for showing exceptional qualities in their learning pattern. Homework assignments are easy yet intriguing and geared to reinforce concepts learned in the class. Online submission of homework assignments is also available as an alternative to paper assignments. Typically, student take less than ten minutes to answer the homework questions.