STEM, and coding, and robotics—oh my! Don’t let the subject matter scare you, this intro course requires no prior experience and teaches kids to program a friendly virtual robot. In a series of five gamified packs that take them through The Lost City, Candy Town, and other virtual destinations, they’ll learn the fundamentals of programming while practicing math, geometry, and 21st Century soft skills. Scaffolded missions support learning at whatever pace feels comfortable.
Who this course is for: Kids ages 9-12, without prior coding or robotics knowledge, but with an open and curious mind.
Introduction to coding, robotics, and motion planning with ‘drive distance’ and ‘turn’ instructions.
Students dive deeper into programming by gathering data using basic math, then explain their code with comments.
Students learn to use the distance measuring tool and navigation tools such as ‘wait’ and ‘repeat’.
Students use the ‘turn block’ angle parameter to add or subtract and compute the required degrees to turn their robot.
Students use the digital measuring tool to discover the radius of a circle and the degrees of an angle.
Everything you need to flow through each lesson, including: clear objectives, questions for reflection, instructional videos, and more.
Each session is guided by a presentation that covers the entire session from theory to practice, including: scientific background, examples and sample code, discussion guidelines, play time activities, and speaker notes.
You can quickly navigate to all the solutions for each lesson in just a few clicks.
So you can see how individual students compare to one another, identify specific topics they may be struggling with, and recommend corrective actions.
Get answers to all your subject matter questions and find your way around the platform.
The adventure continues! Part 2 of our intro to coding and robotics course builds on existing knowledge, while challenging kids to explore new concepts in programming.
Get your bearings and go go go as you set out to learn the basics of robotic navigation and object detection. This beginner’s course familiarizes kids with how robots work, how to analyze technological systems based on their inputs and outputs, and efficient coding.
Practice the skills and concepts introduced in 101 Basics, while stacking on new robotics knowledge with the gyroscope, gyro reset, and ultrasonic sensors!
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