At Saint Paul’s School in Clearwater we have a dedicated Lego® Lab. Having a Lego Robotics program is an essential component of any STEM curriculum and authentic learning experience. Lego Robotics engages students with real world design and engineering challenges. Students build and program very complicated robots. Some of the directions are over 80 pages long just to build the robot! Students also learn computer programming skills and techniques to control their creations. By working in teams that foster collaboration and communication, students learn problem solving skills.

Saint Pauls Lego Lab
Saint Pauls Lego Lab
NXT and EV3 Lego Robotics Kits
NXT and EV3 Lego Robotics Kits
Several tables were covered with Lego base plates to build off of. Most of this was created by Pre-K and K students.
Several tables were covered with Lego base plates to build off of. Most of this was created by Pre-K and K students.
The new Lego® EV3 robots interact with an iPad App.
The new Lego EV3 robots interact with an iPad App.

The programming requires students to convert what they want the robot to do into flow chart style programming. For example students must know the circumference of a robot wheel to convert it to a specific distance traveled. The students are learning a higher level of math without realizing it, and because they see the result in motion, they understand the mathematical concept.

If you are interested in starting a Robotics program at your school, please contact me!

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