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Homeschool: iROBOT® CODING – Algorithms Lab

iROBOT® CODING
Thursdays, October 7-December 16 (no class Nov 25; 10 weeks)
11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 8-10

Kids study the basics of computational logic and programming as they learn to code our Root® iRobots® to complete tasks and challenges, troubleshoot coding errors and use robot features, including touch and light sensors. 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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LAB SCHEDULE:
Robots and Coding Languages 
– Thursday, October 7
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 – Thursday, October 14
Students learn about algorithms, create programs that make a paper airplane and code a dance.

Root® Skiing – Thursday, October 21
We explore how our iRobots® move by coding them to collect points, avoid obstacles, and win a race down a ski course.

Touch Sensors – Thursday, October 28
Students transform Root® into a robotic piano by coding responses to its touch and bump sensors.

Writing with Root® – Thursday, November 4
Today, students code Root® to write and create letters on a whiteboard, and program it to automatically write a message.

Troubleshooting Root® – Thursday, November 11
This week, we explore codes with syntax errors to learn how to troubleshoot and fix them as we go on a bug hunt and help Root® debug code to draw the picture that was intended.

Intro to Drawing with Root® – Thursday, November 18
In this coding challenge, we explore how Root® draws pictures, how to create shape wheels and collaborate to make a group picture.

Advanced Drawing – Thursday, December 2
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.

Obstacle Course – Thursday, December 9
In lab today, we practice collaboration and communication skills to conquer a class robot obstacle course, and create a custom course to challenge each other.

Free Code – Thursday, December 16
Students use coding skills they have learned to design and code robot challenges to share with their friends.

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Details

Date

October 14, 2021

Time

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Cost per Student

$20.00

Cost per Adult

$0.00

Additional Pricing Details

Course fee: $180 OR $20/lab

Religion

Secular

Type of Event

In-person

Event Topic

Math|Science|Technology

Days

Single

Age Range

8, 9, 10

Pre-Registration

Required

How to Pre-Register
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Parental Oversight

Drop-off

Venue

Discover Science Center – Peachtree City
2802 West Highway 54, MacDuff Crossing
Peachtree City, GA 30269 United States
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Phone:
770-641-9336
Venue Website:
https://discoversciencecenter.com

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Event Cost Per Adult (enter 0 for free events, leave blank for events which adults do not attend)
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Additional Pricing Information (if applicable)
Course fee: $180 OR $20/lab
Age Range
8, 9, 10
Event Topic
Math, Science, Technology
Religion
Secular
Pre-Registration
Required
How to Pre-Register (if applicable)
https://www.activityhero.com/biz/discover-science-center-ptc/homeschool-irobot-coding-199326?aht_cam=schedule-widget&aht_src=77413&brand=1
Parental Oversight
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Type of Event
In-person
Name of Person Entering Event
Diana Rodriguez
Email of Person Entering Event
info@discoversciencecenter.com