DEL MAR HEIGHTS ROBOTICS PROGRAMS
JUNIOR ROBOTICS - Grades 1-3*
Students meet Fridays from 2:35 - 3:35 p.m. and are introduced to fundamental concepts of robotics engineering as they build mechanical mechanisms using WeDo robots. In addition to learning about gears, pulleys, motors and sensors, students learn how to program and operate their creations using visually-based program blocks on a laptop computer. Students are taught by professionals from San Diego Central Engineering for Kids. No past programming experience necessary. Class size capped at 16 students. (5 weeks)
*For 3rd graders who have no experience in programming
YOUTH ROBOTICS- Grades 3*-6
Students meet Mondays from 2:35 - 4 p.m. to design, build, test and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorm EV3 technology, apply real-world math and science concepts and learn critical thinking skills and team-building. Students are taught by parent volunteers and also mentors from local high school robotics teams. (8 weeks)
*For 3rd graders who have prior experience in programming
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE - Previous Robotics Students in Grades 5/6
Students meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:35 - 4 p.m. at minimum, with additional days likely.
First Lego League (FLL) challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. Each season, teams choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.
Being a part of the FLL team is a large commitment. There is a lot time and effort involved in preparing for the First Lego League (FLL) competitions, which take place in November and December.
IS THERE A PARTICIPATION FEE?
No! All Robotics programs are generously sponsored by Del Mar Heights PTA and are free for all participants!
HOW DO WE SIGN UP?
Sign-ups for Junior and Youth Robotics typically happen in September/October. We organize the number of sessions we will hold during the year based on interest from those sign-ups. If spots don't fill up, we will have sign-ups later in the year, as needed.
Recruitment for FLL happens in May/June, in preparation for the upcoming school year, with informal meetings over the summer.
Email Ani Bhoumik.