Y4, Y5 & Y6: Lego Robotics Forces and Motion with Coding Workshop
Children use Lego WeDo 2.0 or Lego Mindstorms EV3 to design and build robots to solve real world problems. They learn to code their robots in interactive challenges. In addition to the basics of robotics, children learn key engineering principles such as force and motion, gear ratios and aerodynamics.
• Solve a real world ‘big problem’ such as pollution, animal welfare, dinosaur habitats
• Apply science and engineering concepts such forces, friction, aerodnamics, gear ratios, the relationship between power and speed.
• Explore visual programming with the WeDo 2.0 aor EV3 software
• Build robots that use motors
• Program and utilize different sensors
• Develop structural design skills
The children will leave the workshop having learnt:
• Key programming concepts such as loops, if/then/else/while statements
• Structural design skills acquired as a result of building with Lego
• Understanding how to build robots using motors and sensors and how to give instructions to a robot in the language of code
• Understanding about science and engineering concepts such forces, friction, aerodnamics, gear ratios, the relationship between power and speed.
• Cross-curricular learning that is so essential to children when it comes to grasping conceptsTo book this activity, please contact:
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|Published||28 September 2018|
|Last modified||28 September 2018|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Programming and development, Computing|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
A one hour workshop for a class of 30. All equipment is provided.