Robotics for 8 - 12 years old
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If your child has prior Mindstorms or Spike Prime robotics experience & is interested in continuing his/her robotics journey with us, we can arrange a free assessment to enable us to recommend a suitable level for him/her.
Our Spike Prime robotics lessons consist of robot building techniques, coding concepts and the application of interdisciplinary STEM concepts. The students will understand these critical concepts and methodology through hands-on applications.
The essence of our program is to develop and strengthen the students’ analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as encouraging them to be inventive yet pragmatic in their robot design and its movement.
Our Spike Prime lessons are not typical robotics lessons as there are NO standard robot building & coding instructions available for the students to follow. In order for the students to understand & apply the illustrated concepts and methodology to build & code their robot, they are required to have a good level of concentration during the lessons. Having focus is essential for the students as it will stimulate their thinking process and allow them to benefit from the lessons.
1 hour 45min
The students will learn the coding concepts to move and turn the robot driving base with precision. The lessons require the students to understand and apply decimal numbers (of up to 2 decimal places) and some arithmetic concepts in their codes. Additionally, the students are required to pay attention to details, to achieve the challenge successfully.
The video shows the students who managed to code to move and turn their robot around the square with accuracy upon completing the program.
1 hour 45min
Estimated 40 lessons per format
In our Continue Mission program, there are no standard building & coding instructions to follow but just the students’ analytical and critical thinking skills. An added challenge for the students is that they are to use only the components from 1 set of Spike Prime robotics kit (#45678) to construct their robot to attempt the missions. Hence, they need to balance inventiveness with pragmatism.
As the missions have no standard & fixed approach to accomplish it successfully, the students are required to analyse the mission to conceive their idea for an effective and pragmatic approach to achieve success. Thereafter, they have to build & code their robot, go through an iteration of observe & fine-tuning process on their robot & the codes, before accomplishing the missions successfully.
Additionally, the students will learn and apply techniques that encompass interdisciplinary STEM concepts in their robot construction for the missions. This entire process is highly effective to develop an independent learner and an all-rounder student who is proficient in robotics.
Sensors program (will be conducted during June/ Nov/ Dec school holiday), is to enable students:
to understand the characteristics of the four respective sensors (Touch, Gyro, Color, Ultrasonic) and their coding concepts;
to understand & apply some arithmetic symbols to set-up condition(s) in some advanced coding concepts for the sensor(s) to perform specific tasks.