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Robotics: FTC (Grades 7-8)

Students master the principles of robotics as they learn to build and program autonomous robots. They examine the mechanical and programming aspects using LEGO Education’s We-Do, NXT, EV3 and Tetrix kits. Students learn how to program their robots using software developed by National Instruments as they progress from 1st – 8th grade. Curriculum materials developed by the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon enable students to learn at their own pace. Advanced students build more powerful robots made with metal components and programmed with more sophisticated languages.

FTC Robotics—Grades 7-8: The First Tech Challenge (FTC) program delves into more advanced engineering and programming concepts. Students are challenged to design robots using metal components, along with a variety of sensors, to compete in a 12’ by 12’ arena. During the contest, robots compete in both “autonomous” and “driver controlled” modes using a game pad. They must work cooperatively and competitively as they are paired up with other teams to accomplish the tasks set before them.

The dedication and effort put forth by our parent volunteers is the key to our program’s success. Volunteers work with coaches and students/teams after school and on weekends as well as attending competitions! To volunteer, please contact us below!

In addition to our after school robotics programs, the school offers a year-long FTC elective course and a trimester FLL enrichment for our middle school students. They are exposed to a variety of programming languages and confronted with a number of challenges.

Summer camps are offered to students of various abilities. The camp atmosphere allows students to focus and hone their robotic skills in an exciting environment which concludes with friendly competitions.

Robotics Master Calendar

Mar
27
Mon
2:30 pm 1st Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
1st Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join Mrs. Herrera in room 306 for an introduction to simple machines and programming skills. Students will be picked up at their classroom and walked over to room 306. Class begins at 2:30pm and ends[...]
3:05 pm 2nd Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
2nd Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
Mar 27 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Join Mrs. Colvin in room 601 for complex engineering and programming instruction. Students will build upon what they learned in first grade, using their knowledge of simple machines. Students will be picked up at their[...]
Mar
28
Tue
3:05 pm 2nd Grade Robotics: TUESDAY’S cl...
2nd Grade Robotics: TUESDAY’S cl...
Mar 28 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Join Mrs. Colvin in room 601 for complex engineering and programming instruction. Students will build upon what they learned in first grade, using their knowledge of simple machines. Students will be picked up at their[...]
3:05 pm 3rd Grade Robotics: TUESDAY’S cl...
3rd Grade Robotics: TUESDAY’S cl...
Mar 28 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Join Mrs. Bacon in room 311 for advanced engineering and programming instruction. Students will build upon what they learned in second grade, and use their knowledge of simple machines to create complex structures to program[...]
Mar
29
Wed
2:30 pm 1st Grade Robotics: WEDNESDAY’S ...
1st Grade Robotics: WEDNESDAY’S ...
Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join Mrs. Olson in room 402 for an introduction to simple machines and programming skills. Students will be picked up at their classroom and walked over to room 402. Class begins at 2:30pm and ends[...]
3:05 pm 3rd Grade Robotics: WEDNESDAY’S ...
3rd Grade Robotics: WEDNESDAY’S ...
Mar 29 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Join Mrs. Bacon in room 311 for advanced engineering and programming instruction. Students will build upon what they learned in second grade, and use their knowledge of simple machines to create complex structures to program[...]
Apr
3
Mon
1:30 pm 1st Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
1st Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
Apr 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Join Mrs. Herrera in room 306 for an introduction to simple machines and programming skills. Students will be picked up at their classroom and walked over to room 306. Class begins at 2:30pm and ends[...]
2:05 pm 2nd Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
2nd Grade Robotics: MONDAY’S cla...
Apr 3 @ 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
Join Mrs. Colvin in room 601 for complex engineering and programming instruction. Students will build upon what they learned in first grade, using their knowledge of simple machines. Students will be picked up at their[...]
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