Robotizens: Fall 2013
Robotizens is a LEGO Mindstorms-based program in which children (ages 8-12) will work hands-on with the latest generation of LEGO Robotics and work with various FLL Challenges. We offer a beginner/internmediate level Robotizens program that uses past FLL challenges as well as we have formed a team that will compete in the First LEGO League this Fall.
Students work in small teams and build a variety of robot projects using LEGO Mindstorms. These projects provide an opportunity to study construction methods, principles of physics and science and basic concepts of engineering, such as connected systems, motorized machines, levers, gears, pulleys, speed/torque, stress testing, and more. The students will learn how to program the robots to perform tasks, use sensors, and solve a series of fun challenges.
Green City Challenge: After completing a series of different robot designs and training challenges, students are presented with the Green City Challenge. This includes a number of missions simulating real-life engineering problems, each environmentally focused and conducted on a table top simulated city including LEGO buildings, power plants and trash bins. For this challenge, the student teams will design, build, program and test a robot using their own creative ideas. They will need to solve problems and revise their design and programming to see how many of the missions their robot can complete.
Robotizens is lots of fun, excitement, creativity and learning all wrapped into one!
Program Information: Robotizens Fall 2013
Target Age Group: 8-12
Classes Held: September 13th – December 20th, 2013
No class November 29th (week of thanksgiving)
The Friday morning and afternoon Robotizens classes are taught by experienced Robotics teacher Steve Putz and our new teacher Jamie Joyce.
Palo Alto / Los Altos:
Friday PM (3:30 PM – 5:30PM)
Program Information: FLL Team Fall 2013, Kidzz Klub
FLL Team Project introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a themed playing surface filled with LEGO models. This year’s challenge is Nature’s Fury and the FLL team will be meeting on Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm. Please note that this is a live FLL challenge and the FLL team will be guided by their imaginations and our coaching throughout the process, under the expert instruction of Eva Carrender.
Elementary and middle-school students will get to:
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Research challenges facing today’s scientists and engineers
Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
Participate in tournaments and celebrations
What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime. First level competitions will be held before Thanksgiving. If we advance to the next level we will add more classes at that time. Silicon Valley Championship happens in February. For more information about FIRST LEGO League go to http://www.firstlegoleague.
Have questions about the Robotizens program? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you select the program that is right for your child.
Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details