Homeschool: INTRO TO CODING AND ROBOTS – Letters with Root®
INTRO TO CODING AND ROBOTS
Wednesdays, October 6-December 15 (no class Nov 24; 10 weeks)
Kids are introduced to the basics of computational logic and programming as they learn to code each other and our Root® iRobots®. We complete tasks and challenges, troubleshoot coding errors and use robot features. Students are encouraged to bring their own device or laptop, but we have a few to share. All lab costs are included in registration fee.
Instructor: Tina Oresteen, BSc
Location: Discover Science Center Peachtree City
Course fee: $180 OR $20/lab
Early registration (10% off) through August 6
10% sibling discount beginning August 7
Register for full semester or individual labs.
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Robots and Coding Languages – Wednesday, October 6
Students are introduced to programming and coding languages and learn about Root® (our iRobot®) and its features as they program it to move and draw.
Algorithms – Wednesday, October 13
Students learn what algorithm is and how it is used in coding. We create programs to make a paper airplanes and code a dance.
Root® Skiing – Wednesday, October 20
We explore how robots move by coding each other and our iRobots® to collect points, avoid obstacles, and win a race down a ski course.
Touch Sensors – Wednesday, October 27
Students transform Root® into a robotic piano by coding responses to its touch and bump sensors.
Letters with Root® – Wednesday, November 3
Today, students explore the blocks needed to code letters and program Root® to write and create letters on a whiteboard.
Writing with Root® – Wednesday, November 10
Today, students code Root® to write and create letters on a whiteboard, and program it to automatically write a message.
Troubleshooting – Wednesday, November 17
This week, we explore what to do if something goes wrong with your code, learn what syntax is and how to troubleshoot and fix code as we go on a bug hunt and help Root® debug code to draw the picture that was intended.
Intro to Drawing with Root® – Wednesday, December 1
In this coding challenge, we explore how Root® draws pictures, how to create shape wheels and collaborate to make a group picture.
Advanced Drawing – Wednesday, December 8
We continue to work with drawing codes as we try to guess the picture Root® will draw by examining the code, and write code to draw pictures.
Free Code – Wednesday, December 15
Students use coding skills they have learned to design and code robot challenges to share with their friends.
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