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Robots in the Garden
My students need an AdventureBot and Roli Rover to help them connect the world of robotics to the real world garden outside.
First through fourth grade students are doing amazing work learning about the engineering design process and 4-C's of effective group work in the STEM lab and outdoor learning garden.
My students enjoy working collaboratively, while using critical thinking skills, to solve challenges related to science, technology, engineering and math.
Skills such as creative problem solving, effective communication, and teamwork are encouraged as students work. In addition to the work they do in class, these hard-working students complete projects at home, before school, and even during lunch.
Students in our elementary STEM lab are actively involved in a variety of learning experiences. All of the students have had one to three years of experience with basic robotics and coding. The students are ready to take this background knowledge to the next level by using robots to solve a real life problem. As the students study pollinators in the school garden they are finding it difficult to photograph the pollinators. Students have brainstormed ideas as to how this could be done more easily, without disturbing the insects and birds. The idea of a robot with a camera was suggested by the students. After much research it was decided that the AdventureBot and Roli Rover will be the best tools for students to use as they capture the images they are seeking.
This real life robotics project will connect three important areas of learning in the STEM lab; engineering, programming robots, and gardening.
Students will build the robots, program the camera utilizing an online coding program and finally photograph and document the pollinators in the school garden.
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