Welcome to the newest ‘advanced’ Brickineers Lego Robotics Class! Boost – it with Scratch!
Brickineers classes are motivating and engaging and have become the weekly highlight of many youngsters! In this class we use the Lego Boost Robotics system to learn how to program and use the builds that Lego provides – and more.
Yes, you CAN use Lego Boost with Bluetooth 4.0 and program it with Scratch. No need to purchase new laptops or tablets or phones! Learn how to accomplish this during this special class devoted to the newest Robotic System from Lego.
This class is for:
1) You have Boost, Now what? If you have the Boost kit at home, then come see the great thing you can do with it that involve STEM learning.
2) You are considering a purchase of Boost, but with all the negative reviews about tablets and computers not being able to connect, you are waiting for solutions. This class has the solution and a plan you can use at home.
3) You just want a great robotics class for your child/children and will buy some robotic system later, if they like the subject matter. No pressure 🙂
Children from grades 2 to 6 are welcome, but it is advisable that children in grade 2 have previous robotic experience, such as our Junior Robotics class. Boost right from the start may be overwhelming for them. True programming with real robots for elementary and middle school children, finally.
The Boost kit is not advisable for children in kindergarten and Grade 1, the Junior classes will meet the learning needs of children in those Grades much better.
We will have a lot of fun driving robots on special mats to practice our design skills and to compete.
At this time each child will share one boost kit, however, every child will have their own computer station where they will learn how to develop programs to control the Boost robot. Boost is a great fit for those early grades before learners proceed to the VEX or EV3 robotic systems.
Classes are based on the principles of experiential learning, and it is important that children have similar arithmetic knowledge and social skills, so that they can share and build from common foundation at a pace that all can enjoy. Learners will become familiar with mechanical terminology, basic programming and troubleshooting.
Participants will learn to read the robot’s sensors and control motors using the App or Scratch programming language. Each learner will have use of their own computer learn and work on the programming projects by themselves. Young children co-play, and co-play is recognized as being an important first step towards team work. To facilitate team work with co-play, learners are grouped in pairs so that each child can help the other during building and programming times. It’s also nice for a learner to have someone nearby to show off to. This class is a good place to start even if your young learner has been briefly exposed to robots in school or elsewhere.