In the ROBOTIC section, teachers and students will go through a lot of fun and educative lessons, here are some examples:
In this lesson, students will explore the phenomenon of robots and their impact on society. They will develop their visual-motor integration skills and learn to search for programs on their own computer or tablet. They will build their first robot model using LEGO pieces, a small electronic brain, and an electric motor, and connect it to their computer via Bluetooth. They will learn how Bluetooth technology works and program their robot to perform various tasks. By the end of the lesson, students will have gained knowledge about robots, built their first robot model, and learned programming skills.
In this lesson, students will learn how to work collaboratively to build a cooperative robot. They will learn to search for different programs on their computer, explore the features of the LEGO WeDo 2.0 software, build a robot, join the two robots together securely, learn techniques about engines, and program a double robot that can steer. The lesson will also support socio-emotional development by providing an opportunity for students to take initiative and try out their ideas without fear of evaluation or comparison.
“Stronger or faster”
In this lesson, students will learn about the physics of gears and how different configurations can produce different results. They will learn how to configure a powerful or strong car as well as a fast car. Additionally, they will carry out tests with their robot and learn how to program it using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 software. By the end of the lesson, students will have a better understanding of how gears work and how to apply this knowledge to building and programming their robot for different functions.
In this lesson, students will learn about sensors, what they are, how they work, and their role in robotics. They will build a new robot and install a motion sensor in it. They will learn how to send data to their robot's computer and use programming tricks to utilize the new sensor correctly. The students will test and adjust their robot and program to make it perform unique actions based on the input from the sensor.
“First approach to Micro:bit”
In this lesson, students will dive into the world of robotics and electronics by exploring microbits, circuits, and sensors. microbit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors, and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world. In this lesson, students will develop some games using this amazing electronic component and use visual block coding to program them. This lesson aims to introduce students to microbit and teach them how to develop games with it.
By introducing children to robotics, programming, IT, and crucial problem-solving skills, you are furnishing them with a foundational skill set that could become essential to them in the future. Here is our list or reasons why learning robotics should be taught from an early age:
1. Robotics it's a fun introduction to programming
Rather than completing a line of code that produces a bland but practical function, your students in class will see the results of all their hard work moving right in front of them. It feels more tangible, more entertaining, and more rewarding.
Not only will this teach your students the basics of working with logic-based problems, which will come in useful for many IT, STEM, and mathematics-based careers in the future, but it will give them a good foundation for learning other programming languages.
2. Robotics is an excellent skill for future career development
Programming and other IT-based skills have become an integral part of our modern workforce. With more and more companies switching over to IT-based systems, by introducing your students to programming through robotics, you will be giving them an excellent chance to explore a skill that could potentially turn into a work career in the future.
Even if your child never goes into robotics, it will have the benefit of teaching them principles that can be foundational to many STEM fields.
3. Robotics teaches problem-solving skills
To succeed in robotics takes patience; the courage to work through mistakes; and problem-solving skills. By teaching your students robotics, you are giving them the perfect environment to learn all of these things.
In addition to this, it also gives them the ideal environment to learn how to handle making mistakes. In our increasingly fast-paced society, many children aren’t given the time or space they need to learn how to work through mistakes.
4. Robotics encourages curiosity and creativity
Robotics can also be an excellent activity for stimulating creativity and a curious mind.
With a basic understanding of robotics, there are so many avenues to explore and discover. It will give them the perfect environment to stretch their creative muscles, especially if they are already inclined to building things or show a great deal of curiosity in how things work.
5. Robotics prepares them for a technological future
Our society is becoming increasingly technologically driven. Although our generation could get away with learning the bare minimum when it came to technology, the same cannot be said for our children. Being computer literate is now mandatory in many fields, and increasingly we are seeing that 3D printing and advanced machinery are becoming more and more common in various working environments.
Being comfortable around computers and technology of any kind will not just be a boost for your students’ future, but a necessity.