TECHNOLOGY / STEM
Robotics – Introduction
2’s and 3’s Class:
Educational Duplo Legos are used to promote fine motor skills, develop creativity, and provide an opportunity for students to try new skills without fear of failure. This class will encourage sharing and teamwork in a fun-filled environment.
Pre-K and Kindergarten:
This class uses regular size Educational Legos, along with motors and sensors, to teach the basic concepts of simple machines and programming. Students will work in teams to build moving structures, such as animals, cars, and catapults.
robotics – FLL Junior
The students will be preparing for the Jr FLL competition, they will also learn to build and program WeDo 2.0. Every year the JR FLL competition has a theme that we explore, learn, and build around just like scientists and engineers do.
robotics – FLL
Middle Elementary FLL
The students learn new technology and design processes through 3D CAD design and 3D printing; programming with Scratch, JAVA, and Mindstorms; Engineering and building robots using LEGO Mindstorms and Tetrix platforms; learning about circuits with LittleBits and MakeyMakey. Students participate in different robotics competition teams for FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FTC and FLL Junior.
robotics – FTC
Upper Elementary FTC
Teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to complete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!”
Our students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and are programmed using Java. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards.
The students will engage in age appropriate activity to foster creativity for successful thinking as they mature and develop visual skills, strength, and dexterity necessary for computer use.
The students will learn to type properly and strengthen social skills for responsible use of electronics and technology as they mature.
Upper Elementary / Middle School:
The students will productively explore aspects of computing that interest them such as programming or using software commonly used in running a business.
The students are learning how to use their TI nspire Graphing Calculators. They are learning how to input different functions and complex equations for the Calculator portion of the PSIA academic meet. In the upper level math classes, Algebra and beyond, the calculators are used to model different functions, look at transformations of functions and asses trends.