Robotics: Building Blocks of a Creator (Age 6-8)

Robotics 2

CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

This course is designed for young children to learn the fundamentals of robotics and programming. Utilizing the most advanced educational tools developed in the Silicon Valley, including Dash & Dot, Beebot, and Sphero, students will come to understand technology as a tool to solve problems and create useful things.

Students practice giving commands to the robots in class by working on puzzles and projects. Basic concepts in mathematics and programming, such as time, speed and conditionals, will also be taught during class. Through the intuitive interface of their iPads, they are introduced to block programming to control the robots, as well as create small animations and games on their screen. By the end of the course, our students would have moved beyond playing with their devices, and begin to see them as tools for a creative purpose.

 

Takeaways

  • Introduction to robotics with Beebot
    • Understanding programming as giving a list of commands
    • Familiarizing the students with simple commands to work on robots
    • Hands-on: Simple games and challenges on BeeBot
  • Programming and fun with Dash
    • Understanding key mathematics and science concepts (time, speed, intensity)
    • Understanding concepts in programming (conditionals, repeat)
    • Familiarizing the students with the interface of Blockly
    • Understanding the use of computer and robots in real world
    • Hands-on: Simple robotic programming activities using Dash
  • Exploration with Sphero
    • Reinforce key programming and mathematical concepts through a new interface
    • Explore additional computer science concepts (parameters, RGB color model)
    • Hands-on: Completing programming challenges with Sphero

DIFFICULTY

Beginner

WHAT TO BRING

  • Got an iPad? Bring it along with charger (or reserve one from us)!
  • A mindset to create and experiment!


CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

8:1 Ratio Guarantee

We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.

Personalized Learning

Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.

Hands-on Project-based Learning

First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.

Follow on Curriculum for Immersed Learning

What happens after this holiday? Like learning any other language, learning to code is best done through an immersive, continual commitment. We offer a multi-year curriculum that allows students to deepen and broaden their interests in computer science and software development.

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

3-5 days each week for 1 week, Monday to Friday


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