Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 80 - Robotics

The regional robotics competition is coming up on April 1st. A couple of teachers and I decided to organize a friendly competition for the elementary teams from our school board. The students had 2 mini challenges and then the finale. I was pretty distracted so the pictures aren't the greatest. Above my group is working on the final challenge. They have to program their robot to avoid the obstacles (cones), find the crab (actually a plastic cube) and push it off the mat without leaving the mat. In the above picture they're doing their measuring and diagramming to prepare for the programming. They had some difficulty but there are still a few days left to practice. One team managed to complete the challenge. The kids learned a lot and enjoyed cheering each other on.

1 comment:

susanvg said...

Looks like they are very engaged in the process - the best kind of learning.