Friday, 23 March 2012
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Yes, we're under way from today! We're aiming for all students from Year 5 (at least) upwards to get the chance to experience robotics with Lego's Mindstorm NXT. We are lucky to have 2 kits (thank you, PTA!), and are grateful to have been able to borrow a third for another term (thank you, Jason!). Pairs of students will work through a series of Challenge activities designed to introduce them to the basics of robotic programming.
There was lots of fun today for the first group. If you had been lucky enough to observe you would have seen all of the following: puzzled faces, problem-solving, reading and following instructions, interpreting diagrams, questioning, exploring and experimenting, trial and error, saving and naming files, sharing and taking turns, sequencing, physics, angles, fractions, number, rotation, speed, measurement, geometry, questioning, failure, perserverance, determination, success, team-work, negotiation, competition, racing, striving for accuracy, laughter, despair, amazement, excitement, and cheers as challenges were achieved.... all packed into just 2 and a half hours!
If you were a student who took part, how about leaving a short comment below, describing how you felt.