Online Lego Robotics For students in grades 1-8.

 

Fall Semester 17-18


Virtual Class Information
Times Name Prerequisite Student Capacity Grades
Virtual Jr. Robotics I Unlimited K - 1st
Virtual Jr. Robotics II Jr. Robotics I Unlimited 1st - 2nd
Virtual Robotics I Unlimited 3rd & up
Virtual Robotics II Robotics I Unlimited 4th & up
Virtual Robotics III Robotics II Unlimited 5th - & up\


Wednesday Class Information
Times Name Prerequisite Student Capacity Grades
10:15am - 11:10am Jr. Robotics I 4 - 10 K - 2nd
11:15am - 12:10pm Jr. Tinkering 4 - 8 K - 2nd
12:30pm - 1:25pm Tinkering 4 - 12 3rd - 8th
1:30pm - 2:55pm FLL Team Robotics 4 - 12 3rd - 5th
3:00pm - 4:30pm FTC Team Robotics 5 - 10 6th - 8th
*Five minutes between each class. **Lunch break 12:10pm - 12:30pm.

Thursday Class Information
Times Name Prerequisite Student Capacity Grades
1:30pm - 3:30pm FLL & FTC Teams NA NA NA
1:30pm - 3:30pm Lab for Virtual Students NA NA NA


Spring Semester 
Virtual Class Information - Stay same

Wednesday Class Information
Times Name Prerequisite Student Capacity Grades
10:15am - 11:10am Jr. Robotics I 4 - 10 K - 2nd
11:15am - 12:10pm Jr. Tinkering 4 - 8 K - 2nd
12:30pm - 1:25pm Tinkering 4 - 12 3rd - 8th
1:30pm - 2:25pm FLL Team Robotics 4 - 12 3rd - 5th
2:30pm - 3:25pm Lab for Virtual Students NA NA NA
3:30pm - 4:30pm FTC Team Robotics 5 - 10 6th - 8th
*Five minutes between each class. **Lunch break 12:10pm - 12:30pm.

Thursday Class Information
Times Name Prerequisite Student Capacity Grades
No Classes

 

 

Jr. Robotics.  Grades K-2  Can be taken twice.   Counts as 1 class. 

Jr. Robotics is an intro into Lego Robotics.  The student does not get to keep the Wedo set.  Jr. Robotics may be taken twice.  This is an online class and student must meet the eligibility requirements.  The time listed above is for the optional lab at the school.They students will get to take home a programmable car and work at home but attendance is required for the Wedo portion of the class.  

Min. 4 students, Max. 8 students. per hour lab time.


Robotics 1 Grades 3-8

Grades 3-8  Students will be able to take their robot home to work on videos at home and are not required to sign up for an optional lab.  If you don't plan on coming in for the lab, please select the NO LAB option.  If you pick no lab, please note upon request the teacher will schedule time to meet for help on a Wed. or Thursday if needed.  

Robotics 1 will use the EV3 Lego kit.  Learn how to program turns, speed, color sensor, touch sensor, and more.  Every student that completes a full year and meets the attendance requirement will get to keep their EV3 kit at the end of the year.  Instructional videos can be viewed online at home or during class time.  Class will meet for 1 hour a week for troubleshooting, working on the online videos, and challenges given by the instructor to enhance the lessons.  A second grader that took Jr. Robotics may sign up for this class with Mr. Josh's approval. 

 


Robotics 2 Grades 3-8   Prerequisite:  Robotics 1

Take your EV3 set to the next level!  Get all the pieces you need to complete the home edition set – including an infrared sensor + remote, a ball launcher, and rubber treads.  This gives you access to 15 new builds from the Lego site, some of which we’ll go through in class videos. Additionally, you’ll learn to program the IR sensor + remote, go into arrays, messaging, and file reading/writing, etc.  We’ll also cover more complex building techniques using attachments and gearing and have a relay race!  

Check out a few of the projects (scorpion, electric guitar, and whack-a-mole game).

 

FLL Team Robotics

This team will compete in an FLL competition.  Only for grades 4-5 and may require some extra time outside of this class time.  The team robotics class is gonna be quite different each semester, so I'll give you a separate overview of each one: 


Fall semester, students will participate in a FIRST Lego League team.  Here's a short video about the organization (FIRST) by it's co-founder Dean Kamen:  
A little bit about the FLL competition - they will release a new challenge at the beginning of the school year (August 30th) and the kids will have most of the semester to build and program their robot for competition, and complete a research project (students may be assigned some research to complete at home) related to this year's theme (Animal Allies).  We typically try to attend two local competitions (probably within an hour's drive), which will be Saturdays in Novermber or early December - we will try to coordinate with team members and find dates that work for as many people as possible.  There is a possibility of an additional state tournament (mid December) depending on how well they do in regionals but wouldn't count on it for a rookie team.  Here's a video of the national FLL competition:

Spring semester, students will be bulding underwater robots from scratch - these are my favorite cause the kids get to do their own soldering and wiring and they get really into it =]  There may be a competition in the spring, but not sure yet - we've never done one before but just heard about a new one at the Detroit Maker Faire and we're looking into it.  There would definitely be a day or two of testing in a pool/lake, hopefully during class time but maybe not depending on scheduling/availability.
 

Must have taken Robotics 1.