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2017 Robotics Summer Camp

The Robotics camps are specially developed to immerse children with hands-on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). All classes are designed to be "small-in-size" to give a high quality experience for each child. Our teachers are very experienced in robotics education and have been involved in robotics for over 10 years. We excite student creativity through robots!

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REGISTRATION FORM

We will update the website as promptly as possible about classes being CLOSED (full). For up-to-date info you can email us at

email: woodlandsroboticsinfo@gmail.com

LOCATIONS

Rubicon Academy: 14211 Horseshoe Bend, The Woodlands, Texas 77284 www.rubiconacademy.com



2017 SCHEDULE:

RUBICON: Session 1: June 26th-30th

9am- 12pm
EV3 Design Engineering | 10 & up | cost: $265
LEGO Engineering| 7-9 | cost: $235

1pm-4pm
Playful Invention: "Tinkering" ages 9 & up | cost: $265
CLASS IS FULL- Junior Robotics "Future City": Into/Adv | ages 6-8 | cost: $235

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RUBICON: Session 2: July 10th-14th

9am- 12pm
FLL Intensive: Robot Building| 10 & up | cost: $265
LEGO WeDo 2.0 | ages 7-9 | cost: $235

1pm-4pm
CLASS IS FULL - FLL Intensive: Solving Missions| ages 10 & up| cost: $265
LEGO Engineering "Beyond" | 7-9 | cost: $235

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RUBICON: Session 3: July 24th-28th

9am- 12pm
Mindstorms For The Younger Child | ages 8-10 | cost: $265
CLASS IS FULL - Pre-Engineering | ages 5-7 | cost: $220

1pm- 4pm
EV3 Coding | 9 & up | cost: $265
Junior Robotics "Future City" Intro/Advanced| ages 6-8 | cost: $235

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RUBICON: Session 4: July 31st-Aug 4th

9am- 12pm
EV3 Design Engineering| 10 & up | cost: $265
LEGO WeDo 2.0 | ages 7-9 | cost: $235

1pm-4pm
Pre-Engineering | ages 5-7 | cost: $220
Mindstorms For The Younger Child | ages 8-10 | cost: $265

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RUBICON: Session 5: Aug 7th-11th

9am- 12pm
FLL Intensive: Solving Missions| ages 10 & up| cost: $265
LEGO Engineering "Beyond"| 7-9 | cost: $235

1pm-4pm
FLL Intensive: Robot Building| 10 & up | cost: $265
LEGO WeDo 2.0 | ages 7-9 | cost: $235

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

FLL Intensive: Building Competition Style Robots & Prototyping Attachments (ages 10 & up)

This camp in intended for students that already have some FLL experience or are preparing to join a team. Beginners will evaluate already existing robot designs and advanced students will develop their own original robot. Students in small groups will actively participate in the engineering process: "ask, imagine, plan, create & improve." They will learn skills to help them create a more sturdy, robust, and versatile design.

FLL Intensive: Solving Missions With Strategy, Programming & Prototyping Attachments (ages 10 & up)

This camp in intended for students that already have some FLL experience or are preparing to join a team. Bring your imagination, ideas, & building skills to this problem solving class. Students will work in small groups to tackle FLL style robot challenges starting with brainstorming ideas, developing strategies, prototyping attachments, and programming. We will look at the plusses & minuses of using sensors and other tools to increase consistency.

LEGO EV3 Mindstorms: EV3 Design Engineering (ages 10 & up)
Problem-solving activities focusing on STEM learning using real-life robotics. Each project will begin with a design brief that students will work in small groups to complete, present, and share. They will get an in-depth exploration of the parts, building techniques, LEGO engineering, motors, gearing, some programming & sensors, and more. They will be challenged to create robots that walk, drive, slither, race, or work. For beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

LEGO EV3 Mindstorms: EV3 Coding (ages 10 & up)
Using the LEGO Education EV3 Mindstorms platform students will engage in computer science activities, with cross-curricular opportunities in design and technology, science, and math. Students will work on real-world topics in order to apply and develop their programming skills. Students will get an opportunity to explore with the light/color, gyro, ultrasonic, infrared, degree, and touch sensors. For beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Playful Invention: "Tinkering" (ages 9 & up)
Students will be immersed in scientific exploration of technology and scientific phenomenon. They will learn how develop their own inventive ideas using an eclectic assortment of materials, tools, and technologies including LEGOs, MakeyMakey circuit boards, Littlebits, Scratch programming software, 3D printing, and mixed materials. Kids can create a banana piano, squishy game controller, scribbling machines, interactive music, and more- the combinations are only limited by your imagination!

Mindstorms For the Younger Child (ages 8-10)
Build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups to program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. Students with prior experience will be challenge with more advanced building and programming. Limited to 10 students.

LEGO WeDo 2.0: (ages 6-9)

Programming is an important part of 21st century learning. The WeDo 2.0 software teaches programming in an intuitive way – letting students bring their creations to life while sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations. It is a hands-on solution that ignites students' curiosity, while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding.

Junior Robotics I: Beginner & Advanced (ages 6-8)
Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components.  Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors.  This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs. Those kids with some experienced will be challenged with new models and programs.

Junior Robotics II: Beginner & Advanced (ages 6-8)
This class will build on your child's WeDo experience and challenge them to create more complex building and programming projects. Using LEGO motors and sensors children will build a car, crane and ferris wheel, as well as other projects using basic programming to add sound and movement to their projects. Lots of fun for young Engineers!

Junior Robotics "Outer Space": Beginner & Advanced (ages 6-8)
This class will build on your child's LEGO WeDo experience and challenge them to create more complex building and programming projects. Constructing with LEGO parts and then programming futuristic robot models is a great introduction to physics and astronomy. To further spark young imaginations, some robots were inspired by popular sci-fi movies.

Junior Robotics "Future City": Beginner & Advanced (ages 6-8)
This class will build on your child's LEGO WeDo experience and challenge them to create more complex building and programming projects. Keen young engineers of the future can learn about new technologies and robots that could improve life in a modern city. To see the solutions in action, children build and program unique LEGO robots.

Pre-Engineering (ages 5-7)
This camp is for the young LEGO fan. In a creative and friendly atmosphere children will be introduced to key simple machines concepts while building teamwork and communication skills. They will discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking. Build engineer-designed projects such as a merry-go-round, bridges, catapults and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! 

LEGO Engineering (ages 7-9)
Students will build and explore complex machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms in an engaging way that makes STEM fun. They will explore physical science, technology, and problem solving skills all while creating some incredible working LEGO motorized cars, cranes, windmills, a tail waging puppy, and more. Those students with experience will be challenged with more complex designs and engineering concepts.

LEGO Engineering "Beyond" (ages 7-9)
Students will build and explore more complex machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, build a LEGO R.O.V. (Remotely Operated Vehicle), have an opportunity to explore pneumatics and solar power in an engaging way that makes STEM fun. Those students with experience will be challenged with more complex designs and engineering concepts.

LEGO Engineering "Adventures" (ages 8-12)
Students will be challenged to build a series of complex mechanisms starting with existing designs and then bridging to developing their own working designs. We will study the LEGO master builders for inspiration and building techniques while expanding their understanding of the LEGO parts and their applications. Are you up to the CHALLENGE?

Scratch (ages 8-10)
Scratch is a programming language and online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

Scratch Jr (ages 6-7)
Coding is the new literacy! With Scratch Jr, young children can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. They will develop basic programming concepts, terms, and skills.

 

 

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