Coding and Robotics
Suitable for: KS1
Student number: up to 30
Workshop length: Half Day
For some time we have been asked if we have a coding / control workshop suitable for year 2 pupils. We set about researching control kits that are adaptable and easy for 6 year olds to handle and coding software that is intuitive and teaches the basics of programming. We’re delighted with the outcome and know you will be too.
During the half day workshop pupils will be introduced to the fascinating world of robotics and shown how so many devices we use are computer controlled. Working in groups of two or three they will construct animal robots and using Ipads we will learn, in simple steps, how to control the models. Together pupils will then compete in a series of challenges using their teamwork, communication skills and resilience.
The pupils will follow instructions to make their robots and add LEGO to adapt what their creature looks like. When programming we talk about distance and angles and hope the robots follow the right route.
STEMworks will provide all resources required for this workshop.