Let’s Go Robots! Bringing Science and Math Together

Tihmily Li, Communications Officer
In a collaborative effort between the Grade 8 science and math teachers, Grade 8s at Greenwood get a fun introduction to programming and engineering their very own LEGO robots. These workshops allow the students to visualize and apply concepts taught in their science and math classes while preparing them for advanced applications in high school.

Ms. Maclean, Mr. Schmidt, Ms. Bowman and Ms. Della Mora designed these three-hour workshops to take advantage of LEGO’s Education SPIKE™️ app, which breaks down computer programming into easy-to-learn modules. In the first session, the students built their robots and learned how to operate the robots’ motors. A few Grade 12 students provided some guidance to the younger students during the session. The second session tasked the students with attaching a sensor to their robots and coding in a new behaviour when the sensor was triggered. For the final session on December 22, the students will put their newfound knowledge and their robots through a myriad of mini challenges. 

These collaborative sessions help to expand the students’ understanding of each subject and give them opportunities to apply their learning through novel challenges.
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