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New programs start in 2013!
What can you learn from robotics? How about logic, engineering, problem-solving and teamwork! Join one of the Discovery Museum Robotics After School Programs and discover the fun in science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. We offer LEGO WeDo programs for 7-9 year olds and LEGO Mindstorms programs for 10-14 year olds.
WeDo Airplane Rescue – Tues & Thurs from 4:00 – 5:30pm, Jan 29, 31, Feb 5, and 7, 2013
Have you ever thought how humans used technology to be able to fly? In this activity, students work in pairs to
learn about different flying machines and how they were invented. They then learn how people communicate with each other while up in the air. Student use LEGO WeDo elements to demonstrate what they learn.
Mindstorms Green City Challenge – Fridays from 4:00 – 5:30pm, Feb 22 – Apr 5, 2013
How can robots help develop renewable energy? Students work in pairs to learn how to build and program a robot using LEGO Mindstorms elements. They are challenged to apply their programming and problem-solving skills by making their robots solve real-world engineering tasks related to renewable energy.
WeDo Flying Bird – Tues & Thurs from 4:00 – 5:30pm, Apr 9, 11, 16 and 18, 2013
Why do birds migrate? Students work in pairs to learn about migrating birds and migratory behavior and paths. They then create birdcalls using LEGO WeDo elements and software. Students then map the path of their migratory bird representing the birds behavior with LEGO WeDo elements.
Mindstorms Sumobots – Fridays from 4:00 – 5:30pm, May 3 – June 7, 2013
What’s more fun than creating robots? Why, creating robots to compete against each other of course. Students work in pairs to create a robust robot using LEGO Mindstorms elements. They then compete against other robots in a ring to see whose robot is built to be more forceful by pushing their component out of the ring, just like Sumo Wrestling.
WeDo Goalkeeper – Tues & Thurs from 4:30 – 6:00pm, June 11, 13, 18, and 20, 2013
Block that goal! Students work in pairs to see what differences there are between robot and human movement. Using the Goalkeeper LEGO WeDo model, they look at what elements are like our bones. They then see how the goalkeeper’s body occupies the open spaces in the net. Students use the Goalkeeper model and graph paper to see how they can make their goalkeeper bigger.