Coding, Robotics, Stop Motion and Tech

Your child’s adventure into Robotics, Coding, Stop Motion and Technology for Grades k-2 and 2-6.  Spring 2019.

We have lots of ALL NEW activities for your child!  Don’t miss the excitement!  Classes fill quickly.

Watch the love for technology spark in your child as we make learning FUN!  Join us for the best Technomania classes this Fall for Grades k-2 and Grades 2-5

Grades K-2  Robo-Rangers: An Adventure Into Coding, Stop Motion, Robotics &  Machines

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Coding:

NEW! This Spring! We are excited to offer Ozobots! Small robots that follow color patterns and designs made by students; and OzoBlockly, a drag and drop coding app that gives kids the chance to learn in a truly hands on way! The Ozobot is programmed to follow the commands students create on the tablet. Each lesson has a challenge to complete using the coding they have learned.

How great would it be if you had been able to start writing code at an early age? With Box Island and Hour of Code, students will learn algorithms, loops, sequences and conditionals on their way to learning to write code on their own.

Stop Motion Video:  NEW! Then we are on to Stop Motion Video Production exploring Fictional Characters in a graphic novel style genre! (think Captain Underpants) Creating a storyline based around their fictional character, students will lay out a plan that starts with a story-line followed by the storyboard. As students begin to set the stage, they will have to check and test all equipment for glitches!  In stop motion filming, every step must be taken in the correct order, one small movement at a time, just as a robot is programmed to move from point A to point B. This helps students to gain an understanding of the concepts introduced in coding! Using logic and creativity results in all around great fun!

Robotics: NEW!  Boost Robots:  We will be introducing our new Boost Robots during class!  Boost is the newest robotics kit available to our younger robotics kids. Exciting new bots are being offered like the Chicken that rolls and tweets, a Duck that waddles and a Frog that scoots across the room.Our students will build and learn to program as they go.

Machines: With Lego Technic bricks our students will build simple machines; employing different concepts, and learn that there are different types of simple machines.  As they advance in understanding, we will build a Roller Conveyor, Flywheel Race car and more. All activities, including the concepts, can be motorized. Rangers can add the motors using ingenuity and understanding of how the axles and gears work with each activity; each works the same way with a little bit of adaptation!

Programming: Spring brings new Adventure Bots for kids at Imagine That! with Lego® WeDo Construction sets! Students will be excited to build and program Dancing Birds that sing and twirl and a Spinning Top that Spins and Whirls!   Our students will build, then program machines to move, the computer to make sounds, and imaginations to soar! Sequences and programming are being reinforced through each activity.

Grades 2-6  Robo-Tech: An adventure into Coding, Stop Motion, Robotics and Technology

Note: Your child must be 8 or up to take this class at most locations.

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Stop Motion Video:   Then we are on to Stop Motion Video Production exploring Fictional Characters in a graphic novel style genre! (think “Captain Underpants”) Creating a storyline based around their fictional character, students will lay out a plan that starts with a story-line followed by the storyboard. As students begin to set the stage, they will have to check and test all equipment for glitches!  In stop motion filming, every step must be taken in the correct order, one small movement at a time, just as a robot is programmed to move from point A to point B. This helps students to gain an understanding of the concepts introduced in coding! Using logic and creativity results in all around great fun!

Coding: New!  Imagine That! kids will learn LUA, a Coding Language using CodeCombat!  Students will use this platform to learn the science behind computer programming. We choose an Avatar to win armor and gems while writing LUA code and play the game in real time. Writing Basic Syntax first, students move to higher levels using Loops, Algorithms and Conditionals battling their way to victory with each correct coding sentence.

Gaming: New! Let’s create our own game using Roblox Studio!  While your child has been busy playing everybody else’s games on Roblox, they could have been making their own!  Well, we’ll fix that!  Students will create and play their game as they learn all about directionals, anchors and how to make a game that others will be challenged by.  Each week we will progress until all students test each other’s game out.  This is too much fun!!

Robotics: New! The Express bot will be built with Lego ® MINDSTORMS® NXT’s! All robots built will use the express bot as a base.    The base bot gets our students started programming with the basics. The Ultrasonic Ball Kicker uses the ultrasonic sensor in a low level position to detect objects in front of it. By adding a third motor the Ball Kicker will be programmed to swing at anything coming it’s way.  The ultrasonic sensor will be used with the Pivoting Head Explorer too. Our challenge will be to navigate around objects avoiding pitfalls and bumps in the road and return to our starting point.

Machines: With Lego ® Simple and Powered Mechanisms our students will become scientists and engineers while understanding mechanical and structural principles in machines used in everyday life. Using technic bricks our students will build  the Sweeper, the Flywheel and more!

And it just gets better with Klutz ®Lego ®Gadgets!  Wahoo, we’re going to have a great time gearing up with a Flywheel Cruiser and the Gravity Drop Coaster!  We’re having a great time at Imagine That! Come join the fun!

Other building activities and programs will be taught as class time and length permits. Full details will be listed in parent summaries.

Watch the love for technology spark in your child as we make learning FUN!

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Robotics Club: Minecraft Programming and MINDSTORMS Robots

This program is outlined in detail on our Robotics Club Page.

This is an amazing program for your robotic enthusiast. In order to focus on the programming and robotics the class will be longer and the sessions shorter. The classes will be limited to 10 children.

We will be offering Minecraft Programming and LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics in the club.