Option STR 3 An exciting Robotics, Science and Technology Adventure!
What a great Combination! We will combine the fun of Mystery Science with LEGO® Education's WeDo Robots, Simple Machines and Programming with Scratch! Please view our parent letter here!
Science: Our Mystery Science will be experiments with lots of WOW factors built in. But don't worry, they will still be learning the principles behind the amazing things they see and do.
Children will build it, break it, shape it and make it in this exciting hands-on engineering exploration as they make vortex cannons to blast towers from across the room, potato launchers (need I say more), submarines that glow and lots more. Learning about Newton could not be more fun! If you think this sounds like fun, we will add in palm pipes, singing tubes, thunder tubes, and cups that talk! We will not only learn how sound is generated, we will also learn how we hear sound! We will electrify their imaginations as we create our own magnets, build batteries in ice cube trays, circuits, electromagnets and more. Wait until you hear about our buzzing and lighting human circuit machine! The children will glow with excitement as we study fluorescence and bioluminescence. Watch fluorescent eggs grow 100 times their normal size! Their eyes will go wide as they see our amazing dry ice experiments and our hydrophobic sand that will not get wet in water!
Technology and Robotics: In addition to all of this, the students will use LEGO® Technology and Robotics and Scratch programming with the following:
Students will get excited about robotics and programming with LEGO® Education WeDo™ Robotics. Students will learn how to build and program a working robotic model such as the “Magic Carpet” using pulleys and cams. Building the “Magic Wand” your child will learn to program the Tilt Sensor and the “Ninja Star” will use gears for super speed as the stars spin away! Children will get excited about building as they explore simple and motorized machines. Your student will learn cooperation as they work in teams of two learning the scientific concepts of Levers as they build a hungry Alligator and a weight sensitive Balance! This program will improve your child’s problem solving skills while encouraging teamwork, but they will just think they are having FUN! You will be amazed at what the children create as they expand their programming skills with MIT created Scratch programming to create their own video!