Robotics

Elementary School students have the opportunity to learn about, and experience working with, a variety of robots including Sphero, Lego WeDo and Kibo The Robot.  They learn to control the robots to perform a variety of functions as well as solve challenges.

Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1 use Kibo The Robot.  They learn to write programs that they enter into Kibo’s memory using barcoded commands and the robot’s barcode reader.  Students are able to use conditional commands such as "Repeat" and "If Then".  They write programs to solve a problem or complete specific tasks.

Grade 2 to Grade 3 work with Lego WeDo 2.0, building a variety of devices and writing programs to control them.  They also have an opportunity to work with the Sphero robots, learning to remotely control them as they navigate through a track, learning and understanding the skills and perspective needed to effectively control it.

Grade 4 and Grade 5 students use their programming and problem solving skills to program the Sphero Robot to complete set tasks.  In addition, students design and build battle bots with the Sphero which they battle against each other.