LEGO® WEDO 2.0
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If your child has some 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.
LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 is suitable for young kids and first timers entering robotics. Its icon-based programming platform is easy to understand and apply, thus encouraging kids to explore complex topics in the fields of physics, engineering, and programming. On top of that, it also helps kids to develop motor and cognitive skills through robot building.
Being mindful that most young students do not have prior robotics experience, LEGO included a mixture of their normal bricks (which is easily being associated with LEGO) and LEGO Technic components (such as beams, gear pieces, motors, sensors, etc) in the WeDo 2.0 robotic set. Its curriculum introduces the latter to the students gradually and meaningfully.
On our part, as the program provider, we take every opportunity to highlight the related STEM concepts – through challenges to the students while they are playing with their robots. We found this very effective in engaging students to understand new concepts.
Each student will receive an individual robotics kit set and laptop/tablet during lesson to maximise his/her learning. Each class size is kept small for close interaction with our trainer.
1 hour 30 min
‘Milo’ is a robot, which is also a rover. It is a good ice-breaker for our young students are building it, welcoming them into the world of robotics of excitement, fun and inventiveness.
In our two lessons of the Basic program, the students will be building their first robot, understanding the key programming blocks, constructing programming strings as well as learning the functions and applications of the two sensors. The students are required to work in teams of two to collaborate and maneuver their Milos through a series of obstacles. Fun, exciting, purposeful-play and sense-making are part of the learning objectives.
We structure the Basic program as a two-lesson curriculum to encourage parents and their children to try out robotics. It will provide a fair amount of time for parents who are uncertain of their child's interest to evaluate their interest. If the child feels that he/ she has minimal interest after the Basic program, he/she could move on without spending more time on further lessons, preventing unnecessary cost and time. Nevertheless, the child would still have learned the fundamentals of robotics and obtained a basic understanding and overview.
1 hour 30 min
After completing the WeDo basic program, the excitement and enthusiasm of learning continue for the students to discover more.
Hardware segment: There will be many first-time hands-on experiences like using the bevel gear, working principle of a compound gear train system, using rubber for leverage, using belt & pulley system as propulsion, etc. These learning experiences strengthen their working knowledge on how things work.
Software segment: Their processing skill and the effective application of the programming will be boosted by the different robots’ applications.
Extra-curricular Challenges: The additional challenges for each lesson are engineering-based and designed by us. These require the students to be inventive to overcome them. These challenges are part of our WeDo Intermediate program where the robots & programming are more intricate and complex. This strengthens the visual spatial intelligence of the kids and their sense making, inventiveness and computational skill.
1 hour 45 min
These 30 robots provide to the students, the acquisition of advanced robot building and programming skills. In addition, some simple math concepts will be taught in programming applications that will strengthen the students’ estimation skill. On top of techniques, honing the students’ dexterity and cognitive functions are of importance as well. Since 2017, we have witnessed students who were weak in visual-spatial abilities and fine motor skills during the earlier stages of the WeDo program, make tremendous improvement or totally overcome them when they are in this phase of the entire WeDo program.
As the robots in this program require more connecting steps to complete, they offer many discovery moments to the students who build and programme it. Additionally, these robots mirror many real-world applications such as building an all-wheel drive system of a car, utilising clever programming to vary the motor speed with a sensor, synchronizing the speed of all moving vehicles, etc., hence giving good insight to the mechanisms we see and use in our everyday life.
More autonomous robots are appearing in our daily lives (robots retrieving books and trays, autonomous buses, unmanned aircraft, etc). This program provides our young students a good understanding of both the hardware and software concepts for automation and AI which are already a part of our lives and growingly so.