Monday, January 6, 2014

Robotics Gets New Energy Thanks to YEF

Robot on the move.
Fifth grade students in Mr. Dehetre’s STEAM lab pair up to build and program Lego Mindstorm robots. The robotics unit in STEAM has been very popular with students for the past 6 years. As the years went by, our robots began to tire. Thanks to a generous donation from the Yarmouth Education Foundation, the robots have received new batteries and now have lots of energy - just like our 5th graders! During the robotics unit students work on 35 different experiments and challenges. The experiments have step by step instructions while the challenges require students to problem solve and use prior learning. Our robots are pretty smart! Not only can they do simple tasks like speak, they can also do things that are pretty advanced like distinguishing the color differences of two different balls.
Programming the robot.

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