STEM Robotix adds new groups and an Open House
STEM Robotix is pleased to announce that it is expanding group offerings for the Winter 2017 semester. Two new classes are being added; 1) Robots, Math & Art and 2) Scratch Coding.
Robots, Math & Art will allow students to investigate the many interesting ways that math is used and represented. Activities will include both robotic building and programming as well as geometric constructions and scratch programming.
Scratch Coding will be an introductory course to computer programming. Using the Scratch language, students will start by learning the basics and gradually progress to creating more complex programs.
New students and parents are welcome to join us at our Open House on Sunday December 4th from 4 - 6. You will be able to see what the students will be doing and ask questions of the staff. Please contact us if you can't make the 4th and would like to schedule another time to meet.
Now in it's third year of operations, STEM Robotix is a year-round facility for Upper Valley grade 3-12 students to explore, develop and progressively learn the key concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).
Classes are offered in three trimesters (Fall, Winter and Spring), including after school hours, with variable evening and weekend hours, depending on the trimester.
Introductory classes focus on robotic systems with visual programming environments. More advanced classes teach general computer programming languages and algorithm development. This year, new educational offerings, based on student interest and ability, such as robotic art construction, fractal designs and printer/plotters, provide more opportunities for both beginner and more advanced students to try new robotic applications.
Mobile robots provide one of the best platforms for students to learn key STEM concepts and apply that knowledge to challenges of incrementally greater complexity. Throughout the progressive learning model, students will design, build and program increasingly sophisticated robots. STEM Robotix will use both in-class and off-site challenges and competitions to create a fun atmosphere in which to evaluate the student's creations: successes, failures and everything in between.