JUNIOR ROBOTICS - Grades 1-3*
Students meet one day a week (dates and times TBD) and are introduced to fundamental concepts of robotics engineering as they build 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 week sessions)
*For 3rd graders who have no experience in programming
YOUTH ROBOTICS - Grades 3*-6
Students meet Tuesdays from 2:35pm - 4:15pm 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. (6 week sessions)
*For 3rd graders who have prior experience in programming
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE TEAM - Grades 4-6
Students meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:35pm - 4:15pm and Tuesdays at lunch, 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 significant commitment. There is a LOT of time and effort involved in preparing for the First Lego League (FLL) competitions, which take place in November and December.
Learn more about FIRST LEGO League by visiting their website at www.firstlegoleague.org
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 Youth Robotics will begin in September and Junior Robotics sign-ups will be in October. We organize the number of sessions we will hold during the year based on interest from those sign-ups.
Email Kate Zimmer or Jared Brzenski