Robotics (7th, 8th)- A 9 week course which introduces students to Robotics. Students work in pairs to program Vex IQ robots using RobotC software. This course uses the Engineering Design Process to develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as develop their ability to communicate and work with other students. Throughout the course, students program their robots to complete a variety of tasks, using simple commands and input from the robot’s sensors. At the end of the course, students will complete a final project which encompasses all the material covered. No Robotics experience is necessary.
Engineering (6th)- This course focuses on introducing engineering challenges for students to work on in small groups. Challenges involve in bridge building, aircraft design, raft making, NASA challenges, Catapult making, and other small stem tasks. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and use the supplies given to accomplish a specific task while competing among their peers.