Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Robotics

The children were lost in the world of LEGO® while using the WeDo™ Robotics Construction Set. They set off to all sorts of adventures while they skillfully build different models. Various motors and sensors were attached while they programmed their robots with great enthusiasm. The look of satisfaction on their faces on completion of their project was priceless. The world of animals was explored as they built lions, monkeys, birds and crocodiles. Birds chirped and danced while lions lied down when they shook its bone. A particular sport was also a hot topic. The excitement grew when two groups in a particular class teamed up to create a penalty situation in football. One group did a mechanical kicker while the other builds a goal post with a goalkeeper. They were over the moon when this experiment was a success. It had all the class cheering for them. These kinds of activities help you explore a series of cross-curricular links and theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as language and literacy. It is a perfect tool to trigger their imagination in all sorts of wonders. No need to say more! Below are some examples of what they did. Don't forget to click on the video!

Carefully building their model






Getting closer...
 

And here it is!

Time to program it to move!



Click on the video to see some of the robotics created.


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