Robots are everywhere! In this course students will learn about this exciting world of science and innovation.
Robotics & Automation
Online mini-course grades 6-12
This exciting online enrichment course introduces students to the modern world of robotics. Using self-paced interactive lessons and exciting hands-on activities, students will learn how to design, build and program a robot.
History of Robotics
Types of Robots
Machines and Mechanisms
How Robots Move - Actuators
How Robots Sense the World - Sensors
How Robots Think - Programming Languages
Electronics & Microcontrollers
Programming a Robot
Robotics and a Little Math
Some of the many activities
Course length: Approximately 40 hours (including activities).
*Courses can be used as components of science courses (about one school year quarter per course) or they might be used as elective courses (one-fourth credit per course).
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What Students Say
I really wanted to know how robots worked. In this class I was able to build a virtual robot and learn how to program it. It was really, really cool!
I was not even remotely interested in robots or automation. But, this course was so interesting! It got me excited about school.
THINKING LIKE AN INNOVATOR
Innovative thinking is not only fun, it's a critical skill that needs to be developed and exercised. Give your students this super-charged experience!
Students will learn:
• Brain games
• 6 step design process
• 5 why's technique
• How to have more ideas
• Crazy powerful brainstorming technique
• 4 poisons that kill innovation
• What are problems and solutions...really?
• The story of a man who solved the greatest problem of his day!