Teaching Robotics To Elementary Students
Elementary students across the nation are eagerly exploring the world of robotics thanks to the sets, software, and activities included in the LEGO® Education WeDo™ robotics concept.
Designed for ages 7-11+, WeDo robotics engages children in hands-on technology experiments that focus on science, mathematics, social studies, and language concepts.
Drag-and-drop, icon-based programming software developed by National Instruments provides an intuitive and easy-to-use programming environment suitable for both beginners and experienced users.
Students quickly and easily learn how to write and download programs to their LEGO creations using a standard laptop, PC, Intel-powered classmate PC, or OLPX XO. The basics of programming, engineering, and constructing are all part of the process.
WeDo robotics, which remains connected to the computer at all times, helps create a clear link between the virtual world (computers and programming), and the physical world (represented by LEGO models). Each WeDo robotics set consists of 158 LEGO elements including a motor, tilt sensor, motion sensor, and LEGO USB Hub.
A curricular-relevant activity pack offers 12 activities based on four themes: Amazing Mechanisms, Wild Animals, Play Soccer, and Adventure Stories. The pack provides up to 24 hours of instruction and project-based learning. Teacher notes are also included supporting each activity with curriculum objectives, discussion questions, and ideas extension and group interaction.
Developed as an introduction to robotics for elementary students, the WeDo robotics concept sits well into the LEGO Education robotics continuum, which also features the LEGO MINDSTORMS® robotics line and the new TETRIX™ by Pitsco metal building system for the advanced robotics student.
To learn more about this new elementary product, visit LEGOeducation.us or contact your local LEGO Education consultant.
Explore the world of robotics with LEGO Education and WeDo robotics!