Intro to Robot Building and Programming with LEGO EV3 – Apr 2016 5

Intro to Robot Building and Programming with LEGO EV3 – Apr 2016
Event on 2016-04-19 13:00:00
Intro to Robot Building and Programming with LEGO EV3 Ages: Ages 9 to 14 Class Price: 0 Prerequisites: None Class Description: Always wanted to make your own robot but don’t know where to start? Have an EV3 robot at home but want to accelerate your learning and learn advanced concepts, such as using digital and analog sensors, and teaching the robot to make its own decisions. In this 4 Session (12 hour) Class members will: Learn and use engineering design process skills Understand and use mathematical skills and concepts, such as proportions and ratios, graphing data, and multi-digit computation Apply knowledge of science concepts, such as speed and power, motion and stability, and forces and interactions Understand cross-cutting concepts, such as systems, patterns, structure and function, and logical thinking Understand the core concepts of technology Understand the role of troubleshooting, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project Demonstrate creative thinking and construct knowledge using technology Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively Class activities include: Making the Robot Move:Class Members will be challenged to design, build, and program robots that move using motors with rotation sensors. Class Members apply mathematics and science knowledge to create robots that measure distance and speed, move without using wheels, maximize power to move up an incline, and move and turn to create regular polygons. Class Members will also apply their knowledge of simple and complex machines and use ratios to describe proportional relationships. Making the Robot Smarter:Class Members are challenged to add sensors to their robots to control behavior and to measure, graph, and analyze sensor data. Class Members develop robots that use sensors that measure ambient and reflected light, distinguish specific colors, measure distance from an object, recognize a touch-sensor state (pressed or not pressed, or pressed and released), and measure angular displacement or rate of change. And more… Our class is designed to mimic the engineering design process used by scientists and engineers in many industries. Each project starts with a design brief explaining the challenge, uses videos of robots in action to make real-world connections, and culminates in a final project that can be shared and presented. Throughout the process, Class Members gain and use knowledge of science, technology, and mathematics as they engineer a solution. This structure is designed to help Class Members develop the 21st-century, creative-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills required for success in school and beyond.

at Creation Station, LLC
1 Park Drive
Westford, United States

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