Home School Robotics
We run Home School activities from our Play to Learn Centre at the Cape Town Science Centre. The program does not follow the stricked training for the Green Energy Challenge but provides the bases for learning.
The processes of students actively building, exploring, investigating, inquiring and communicating together develop a vast range of skills. Here is an overview of the activities and skills involved in the Green City Challenge:
Investigating speed, exploring the effect of friction, investigating simple machines, developing scientific testing skills, pursuing purposeful inquiry, predicting and measuring, collecting data and drawing conclusions.
Designing, creating (building), testing and evaluating model solutions to match real needs; choosing appropriate materials and processes; using two-dimensional instructions to develop technical understanding; identifying technical components to create three-dimensional working models; programming robots to perform desired tasks; and working collaboratively in a team.
Using the engineering design process in investigating and evaluating variables.
Using mathematics in the fields of science and technology; measuring distance, time and mass; calculating speed (velocity), weight and efficiency; using graphical media to present predictions and measurements; tabulating and interpreting data; and informally calculating ratios.
Researching, writing, and presentation skills are all components of creating the Research Project.
Introduction to Robotics - Green Energy Challenge
Our training is based on LEGO Education’s training for robotics and therefore is based on international training. The training will cover the following programming aspects of robotics:
At the end of the training, a challenge is set to see if what has been learnt can be put into practice. A robot will need to be built to run and perform certain missions. Each of the missions scores points.
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Introducation to Robotics
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