Robotics is a great way to learn STEM. It’s interdisciplinary and fun, just ask the fifth graders!
Students are learning engineering concepts like mechanics, navigation, sensors, and more while being introduced to computer science fundamentals like commands, variables, conditional logic, loops, and smart blocks/functions.
Students are developing code for a virtual robot to complete various missions.
A high level of communication, teamwork, and creativity forms a major part of coding. Students need to be able to effectively communicate with their classmates and teacher, to clearly explain what they are doing, and troubleshoot with classmates when they face challenging missions.
Creativity is also a crucial aspect. As students are learning the basics of coding, they are finding that there is frequently more than one way to solve a problem.
Check out our future engineers at work! Visit the Robotics Album under 5th Grade on Vidigami.