Welcome to the newest ‘advanced’ Brickineers Lego Robotics Class, Level 2!
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.
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 just want a great robotics class for your child/children.
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. True programming with real robots for elementary and middle school children.
This class will tackle Space and Mining builds. We will have a lot of fun designing and building Mars Explorer style robots on special mats to practice our design skills, programming skills and to engage in friendly competition. A mining robot will also be designed and programmed to break up ‘rocks’ and have them ready to move.
Each child have access to a BOOST hub, and will control their own computer. 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 BOOST App. 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 situated next to each other 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 will have new and interesting topics. It will be exciting even if your young learner has been briefly exposed to robots in school or elsewhere.