My students need the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit. This is the basic set of parts to begin the study of robotics and basic engineering and programming principles.
This project expired on July 1, 2016.
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Students using these robotics kits are engaged with learning. They are interacting with their teammates in constructive discussions. They are implementing trial & error learning and experiencing the triumphs of success and frustrations of failure.
They are eager to show off what they are learning.
My students are urban youth from a wide mixture of backgrounds and ethnicities.
Our school opened as a result of the prior public school's failure to meet the needs of the students.
After take-over, our school have become a public school option for those under-served inner city students. Students attending our school have seen remarkable growth in their core subject areas; especially English/Language Arts and Math.
My students want more though. They deserve the opportunity to learn the STEM skills inherent in the building and programming of the Lego robots. They are excited to learn in this hands-on fashion. They are students whose lives and futures are being broadened by exposure to these ideas.
I am attempting to start a 7th grade robotics class using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit. My students will build the basic robot with the lift gate, color/light sensor, the gyroscopic sensor, and more. They will learn to not only mimic the programs suggested within the EV3 tutorials, but also ones of my own design- highlighting the integration of those core mechanisms.
Students will move towards the completion of a prior year's FIRST FLL table challenge set-up. Students will also build towards a Lego-based Robot Sumo competition.
The donation of these kits will expand the number of students to whom I can offer this class.
Without the help of outside funding, I know our school would not be able to offer the class. Each kit opens the door for between 2-4 students to learn about the science involved in robotics and programming.
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