This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo Robotics. Using LEGO® bricks, students build a goal kicker, a goal keeper, and cheerful fans. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
The LEGO® Education WeDo Robotics are an easy-to-use concept that introduces young students to robotics. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies.
A robot is a device that is designed and programmed to perform a task either autonomously or with human input. Robots typically come in two forms: those resembling humans or role specific robots such as NASA space probes and Mars Rovers. Robots are generally used to perform either dangerous or monotonous tasks. The challenge facing robotics engineers is that the robot literally knows only what is written into the program. The design of the robot must also be capable of performing the task at hand. In this unit, kids will experience both the design and programming part of being a robotics engineer. Examples of tasks performed by robots:
- Explore areas that humans cannot travel such as the ocean floor and deep space.
- Assist in the safe disposal of explosives.
- Analyze data provided by sensors and react to it appropriately.
- Mimic the behavior of humans or animals.
- Manufacturing parts or products.
- Delicate surgeries.
Airplane Pulling Banner (Former name: Airplane Rescue)
Students use LEGO® WeDo™ to build and program an airplane. Students may program the airplane to make sounds as it tilts up and down, use a motion sensor and program a crowd to cheer when an object blocks the motion sensor, add a miniature "banner" to the end of the airplane with a message such as "GO TEAM!", and fasten to the airplane with yarn.
Students use LEGO® WeDo™ to build and program a set of legs that kick.
Students use LEGO® WeDo™ to build and program a goal with a keeper.
Students use LEGO® WeDo™ to build and program a couple of cheering fans.
Roaring Lion Mascot (Former name: Roaring Lion)
Students use LEGO® WeDo™ to build and program a roaring lion. Students may build a "bone" connected to the tilt sensor. Then program the lion to lie down and eat when a bone is thrown.