Francis Wyman 5th graders just finished up a 5-week after-school session of Lego Robotics. With the help of the high school’s robotics team (DevilBotz Team 22876) the fifth graders explored both building and programming robots using the Lego NXT robotics system.
Scheduling cut us a week shorter than usual (normally we have a 6-week session) but students were still able to learn and create a lot. After learning the basics teams of students chose from a range of simple challenges (such as kicking a ball) and got to work trying to solve it. Teams experienced setbacks and hiccups but stuck with it and came out with some pretty amazing stuff, especially considering the tight time frame. Below is a video of their creations.
Thanks to Ms. D’Amico, Mr. Musselman, and Mr. Schersten for helping out.