Elementary Robotics 3-5th grade
Instructor: Debbie Siegal
Grades: 3rd-5th grades
Monthly Cost: $30
Materials fee: $54
Supplies and Books required: a folder for handouts, pencil/pen. Students may bring a laptop, tablet or IPad to class if they want to code on their own and not share resources. A coding app will need to be downloaded.
Strict limit of 10 students
Course Description: Robotics and coding are the future! Using the Lego Boost robot and companion app, students will learn to build several models of robot, and code them to do various tasks. Lego Boost uses a block-style drag and drop coding, similar to Scratch. I will provide class sets of the robots as well as coding devices. Students may bring in their own device if they want to code on their own. Students will work in small groups to build and code robots. This is a hands on class and will require students to engage with the robot and code. I will also, time permitted, introduce some Scratch coding. Scratch is a free coding site for kids. Parents may wish to allow students extra practice at home.