LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3
8 - 14 years old
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics program brings children closer to the robotics applications of the present and future. Its programming strengthens fundamental mathematics concepts, with emphasis on application and inventive thinking. Its sensors that are widely used across many industries will expose students to their common uses, showing how these sensors can be integrated to the robot to perform certain tasks.
Our class accommodates up to a maximum of 6 students and each student will be equipped with a LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 set and a laptop during the lesson to maximise their learning.
The journey into Mindstorms EV3 begins with these 2 lessons where students from 8 years old and onward, learn to build a workable concept robot using LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 components and programming.
The learning objectives are:
The fundamentals of robot building using the Mindstorms components
Introduction to EV3 Intelligent Brick and its functions
Mindstorms programming for motors movements
Applying math calculation for precise robot manoeuvres (for 10 years old and above)
Understanding some fundamental mechanism & how to apply them
Integrating robot building and programming to solve challenges
2 hours for first 2 lessons
1.5 hours for last 2 lessons
We have parents who wanted to start their 8 and 9 years old with Mindstorms EV3. Some even asked for a trial class of the program to ascertain their children’s interest. We understand the parents’ concerns and anxiety as this program entails a substantial investment of time and finance.
To allay the parents’ worries and to present a fair judgement to both the parents and the students, we have designed a program called Mindstorms EV3 – Basic to Application.
This program consists of Basic 1 of our curriculum + one lesson on building an application system using the robotics set + one lesson for the student to apply the basic concepts that he/ she has learnt.
The objective of this robotics program is to enable a student to design, build and program his/ her robot independently to overcome a challenge. After attending the program, the student should be able to ascertain his/ her interest on furthering the remaining levels of the Mindstorms program. This would reassure parents and enable them to plan accordingly.
1 hour 45 min
Smart sensors already play a prominent role in our daily lives and will continue to be increasingly important in future technologies. In this program, the students will learn what are the functions of 4 sensors (Gyro, Ultrasonic, Touch & Color), programming them and integrating them onto a robot to accomplish complex challenges. The learning objectives are:
Know what are sensors and their functions
Learn how to program the sensors that are linked very closely to some math concepts
Learn how to integrate the sensors into a robot
Learn to connect the sensors correctly on a robot to enable it to provide the robot with the correct input data
Learn to use the suitable sensor or a combination of sensors to overcome different challenges
Mindstorms Guided Projects
1 hour 45 min
Students at the age of 8 to 9 years may not be ready to understand some required math concepts to enable them to program using all the options available on Mindstorms. Such concepts are yet to be taught in school at their level. This program is specially catered to students of this age group to deliver the mathematical concepts to them while enhancing their robot building proficiency.
We have prepared 10 weekly lessons comprising of 10 different EV3 robots simulating real life applications. Each robot uses different sensors or combination of sensors to enable the students to understand the use of some special components, connections, layout and programming, etc. This will strengthen the core concepts of their robot building and sensors applications. During some of the applications, we will deliberately introduce the math concepts to the students, leveraging on the applications to highlight those concepts to enhance a better understanding. After this program, the students will be better equipped to continue to the more challenging Intermediate program.
1 hour 45 min
With the basic concepts of Mindstorms EV3 acquired, it is now time for the students to apply and reinforce those concepts through a series of hands-on applications in the form of missions of the Space Challenges.
Our Mindstorms EV3 Intermediate program revolves around the space exploration theme that requires the students to accomplish 8 missions. From building their robots to executing the missions, the students will be exposed to the ingenious use of customised robot’s attachments, better their understanding on the effective use of sensors and clever programming to accomplish the tasks.
Our intermediate program prepares the students for the real Mindstorms EV3 competition setting, which the next level program -- Mindstorms Challenges program is all about.
Using the past First LEGO League and World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) competition formats, we provide students who want to experience the competition challenges even though not participating in one with their school or with a robotics club. The students are required to design & build a robot and program it to enable it to execute the multiple challenges. The learning objectives:
An introduction to the importance of having inventiveness and inter-disciplinary thinking to solve the challenges;
Learn to implement critical-thinking on choosing the better programming & sensors to suit the application and to see its outcome;
This program is designed for students who are serious about furthering their interest after completion of Mindstorms Intermediate program and would like to apply what they have learned so far.
Constant modification and fine-tuning of the robot and programming are expected. Therefore, the students who wish to enrol in this program are required to own a set of LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3. We have a special price for our students to purchase the set from us. Kindly contact us for more details about this program.