STEM in English (Advanced)

Engineering

The important thing is to never stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

The educational program “STEM in English (Advanced)”, designed for children aged 9-11 years, offers students the chance to get inspired and build original robotic models, to experiment, to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities but above all to have fun!
Using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 training package, children work on the construction of a robotic model that interacts with the real world in real time! Each construction follows a «code» that is the product of the students’ computational thinking and is realized in the digital environments of LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 and MIT Scratch.
Working collaboratively, students are involved in exploratory and experimental projects that help them conquer learning, scientific knowledge as well as language skills through questioning, searching for patterns, selecting strategies and drawing conclusions.

Finally, the educational background provided by the “STEM in English (Advanced)” program is particularly useful for all children who want to participate in the annual Pan-Hellenic Educational Robotics Competition
for Primary School students, which is the forerunner of the World Olympiad of the WRO.

Purpose of the program

The purpose of the Introduction to Automation is the fascinating learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics(S.T.E.M.), practically without theories and unnecessary terminology, and methods of problem analysis and solving. At the same time, it is possible to develop skills of ingenuity, algorithmic & programming models and team spirit demonstration.

Program info

  • Age: 9-11 years old
  • Number of activities: 30
  • Duration of activity: 90′
  • Students per classroom: 16

Interdisciplinary knowledge


  • Science: Newton’s laws, friction, Velocity, Acceleration, Energy
  • Technology: Complex mechanisms, automated robotic models
  • Engineering: Motion, Simple Machines, Mechanical advantage
  • Mathematics: Algorithm, Fraction, Operators

Chapters


Chapter 1: Introduction to Robots & Robotic Constructions, Simple Machines and Mechanisms

Chapter 2: Scratch’s programming environment, drive engine construction and remote control

Chapter 3: Introduction to sensors and automation, remote control selection or robotic construction autonomy

Chapter 4: Simple algorithms in programming the autonomy of robotic constructions (decisions, repetitions, operators, variables)

Chapter 5: Advanced robotic structures

Lesson tags: Engineering, STEM in English

Αφήστε μια απάντηση

Η ηλ. διεύθυνση σας δεν δημοσιεύεται. Τα υποχρεωτικά πεδία σημειώνονται με *