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Summer's nearly here! Come build robots and write video games with us! Our Ashburton session offers super-small, super fun activities for beginners and more advanced students ...

Adventures with Robots offers seriously fun, educational and HANDS-ON science enrichment programs to elementary school students in Montgomery County.

And we do it in SMALL GROUPS. This session will have a student-instructor ratio of 6:1 for some classes and 4:1 for others. We find it hard to enjoy these activites in groups of 20!!

And of course, we know they need to run around! Our sessions allow time for that, too.

Same week, same site, different rooms, two tracks:

Track I (max 12 students): Grades 2-4: robotics (beginning or advanced), Mathletics, write your own video game. $135.

Track II (max 8 students): Grades 4-7: Intro to Mindstorms, Mathletics. $135

 

Details:

Track I, grades 2-4:

1pm - 1:50 pm

Learn how to build and program a LEGO bot in our core Adventures with Robots class. We'll cover basic mechanical principles, and introduce the logic your you'll need to write your very first robotics programs with LEGO Education's award-winning drag-and-drop WeDo software. This is a structured class for kids who are new to programming. We provide one netbook and robotics kit for each student.

OR If you've already taken our core class, build on your programming skills in our Robo Challenge class. Here's where we take the training wheels off. Instead of giving you directions on what to build and then providing sample programs you can modify, we'll challenge you to build bots that can accomplish certain tasks. We'll assist, but it's up to you to figure out how to build your bot, and what kind of program it needs to work. We provide one netbook and robotics kit for each student.

1:50- 2:10

Mathletics - math-based ball games on the blacktop. Our staff math tutors teach you mental math tricks, and then reinforce with relay games and other fun activities!

2:10- 3:00pm

Learn to write your own video game in Scratch, the multimedia programming language developed by MIT's Lifelong Kindergarten Group. Scratch is FREE online and you can learn it at home for FREE. But if you prefer to learn in a classroom setting, this is a great option. We'll provide each student with one netbook, and learn how to write a very basic game in just one week.

 

Track II: Grades 4-7

1pm - 1:30pm Mathletics - math-based ball games on the blacktop. Our staff math tutors teach you mental math tricks, and then reinforce with relay games and other fun activities!

1:30- 3pm Intro to Mindstorms. Have you already learned the basics of programming in WeDo? Or - do you already have a Mindstorms kit and need some help getting started?  Our Mindstorms instructors love teaching this class. On your first day, you'll build a bot. Days 2-5, you'll learn how to program it to move around and react to inputs including motion, touch and color. We provide one netbook and one kit for each student. We need seven kids to form this track. Max = 8.

NOTE: Our instructors are adults, not teen-agers. Every one of our instructors has passed a background check, has been fingerprinted, and is certified in both first aid and CPR.

Please see www.adventureswithrobots.com for complete program descriptions. We can't wait to see you this summer!

Contact

summer@adventureswithrobots.com

www.adventureswithrobots.com

Schedule

June 27, 2011 — 9:00 am to
July 01, 2011 — 11:00 am

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Venue

Ashburton E.S.
6314 Lone Oak Drive
Bethesda, MD
United States

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