SUCCESS schools organize robotics courses for elementary, secondary and high school students.
What is Educational Robotics?
Educational robotics is a new educational tool through which children assimilate concepts of Physics, Mathematics, Informatics and Science in general in a pleasant, experiential and effective way.
Children build constructions using Lego building materials. These structures contain various mechanical parts such as sprockets, axles, wheels, pulleys, etc. In addition, they contain sensors and motors, which are connected to a central unit. The central unit controls the sensors and motors, after having properly programmed by the children using a computer. The programming coding and all other materials which are used are specially designed for their age.
At what ages is educational robotics addressed?
Educational robotics is aimed at children over seven years of age. There are several levels of difficulty, depending on the child's age and robotic experience. Younger children at the age of seven start robotics with simpler materials, such as the Lego training kit, WeDo 2.0. In the upper classes of Primary and Gymnasium, children use more complex training packages, such as Lego EV3.
What are the benefits of educational robotics?
Educational robotics helps children in:
• Investigating, designing and solving problems.
• Understanding better the scientific concepts taught at school. It functions as a catalyst, which accelerates the process of learning.
• Recreational and creative activity.
• Belief that the study of the positive sciences is exciting!
• Basic programming skills
• Collaboration and presentation skills
Children work in groups, and thus develop social skills and a spirit of cooperation. They use both their minds and their hands together, developing their mental and motor skills. They complete projects that they present, developing their organizational skills, problem solving, and communication.
How many children each section consists of?
The sections are in small groups, and consist of six to eight children. Children work in groups, divided into groups of two or three children, depending on their age and level of knowledge in robotics.
How many times a week does the lesson take and how long?
Typically, each course consists of one-hour and thirty-minute courses, which take place once a week.
Will the child need to be prepared for the lesson?
No. No work is given as a homework, nor does the child need to work beyond the lab time to attend each course. An exception is the competition teams, where children are working on projects aimed at participating and distinguishing in a robotics competition. In this case, children may need to study additional material, and / or undertake project-related tasks, such as writing instructions, presentations, etc. in time outside the lesson.
What materials are used in educational robotics? Do I need to buy something?
The courses use Lego Education and PCs, laptops, tablets to program them. We provide students with everything they need for the lesson, you do not have to buy anything extra. Introduction to Robotics with the Lego WeDo 2.0 educational series
The workshop is aimed at children from 1st to 4th grade, without requiring previous experience in Robotics. The children of the 1st and the 2nd Primary will be included in separate sections from the children of the 3rd and 4th grade.
A series of 16 robotics workshops for children without previous experience in robotics. Each workshop is attended by up to 8 children, in groups of 2 or 3 children. Each team implements projects that involve manufacturing and programming automation via a computer. The projects are based on Lego Education's official lecture program. Each workshop lasts 90 minutes.
Introduction to Robotics with the Lego EV3 educational series
The workshop is aimed at 5th and 6th grade children, as well as high school and lyceum students, without previous experience in robotics with Lego EV3. Primary children will be included in separate sections of high school children
. Laboratory description
A series of 16 robotics workshops for children without previous experience in robotics. Each workshop is attended by up to 8 children, in groups of 2 or 3 children. Each team implements projects that involve manufacturing and programming automation via a computer. The projects are based on Lego Education's official training program. Each workshop lasts 90 minutes.