Sphero Robot Coding
These exciting educational workshops use Sphero SPRK+ programmable robot balls. These versatile machines allow pupils to draw, drive or code their routes on the ground and even in water!
From letter and number formation in younger years to coding around mazes for older children, Spheros allows all age groups to develop skills. We link the work to real-life situations of coding robots such as in Space and allow pupils to develop their engineering and maths skills.
We use our workshops to develop a desire to learn about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and how it is used in everyday life. Alongside this we know that by taking part in STEM activities students develop other skills such as team working, communication, problem-solving, resilience and much more.
They are versatile, engaging and all link the curriculum and fulfil OFSTED criteria.
Sessions can last from an hour to a day.
Computing. Use computational thinking to design, write and debug programs to control physical systems. Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs, use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Literacy. Working in groups, expressing opinions and hypothesising. Using correct technical language
Maths. Programming robots; measuring, shapes, perimeters, turns and angles of rotation, coordinates Science. Develops an understanding of the world around them. Use equipment to perform simple tests, make observations
D & T. apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.To book this activity, please contact:
07740 948868 / 01270 748415
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
|Published||07 October 2019|
|Last modified||07 October 2019|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||STEM Clubs, Careers, Computing, Computer Systems, Effective use of tools, Programming, Impact of technology, Algorithmic Thinking, Data & Information, Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Electronics, programming and control, Materials and manufacturing, Engineering, Mathematics, Personal development, Science, Working scientifically, Practical work, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||A day|
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes of up to £500. There are a number of other organisations that offer grants too. Contact us to see if we can help.