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.
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!