Shared Science offers early engineering activities that satisfy curious brains.
Crazy Constructors and Early Engineering.
Crazy Constructors build and test LEGO models, focusing on the work accomplished through simple machines, and learning about magnetism, torque, pulley systems, leverage, invention and design engineering along the way.
Beginning Robotics and Coding.
Kids in grades K-5 can begin learning about robotics and programming through fun, interactive, drag-and-drop programs. For robotics we put LEGO WeDo Robotics kits and OZOBOTS to work along with iPads, enabling students to learn the concepts behind programming a robot. For our young coders, we have developed curriculum using the MIT created Scratch Creative Computing. Also a drag and drop interface, Scratch does require some keyboarding skills. It’s also browser-based so students can access from their internet connection at home.
Robo One students (gr 4-8) use laptop computers and a programming interface to instruct their EV3 robots to move forward, backward, turn and follow lines.
Robo Two students (gr 4-8) use laptop computers and a programming interface to instruct their EV3 robots to use multiple motors, plus light, touch, and sound sensors.
Robo Three students (gr 4-8) take their programming coding skills to the next level, solving specific game tasks and prepping for team competition. Students work with the EV3 platform.
FLL Jr. and FIRST LEGO League Robotics Teams.
Jr. FIRST LEGO League team members compete in the annual competition hosted at LEGOLAND in February. Members meet 6-8 dates October thru January, to build their model, participate in research field trips, and prepare their presentation based on the competition theme.
FIRST LEGO League robotics team members compete in the annual local and regional competitions during November and December. Members meet twice weekly from late August thru November to build their competition robot, attend research field trips, and prepare their presentation which addresses key engineering challenges based on the competition theme.