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Springfield, IL 62703
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ROBOTS AT BALL CHARTER

November 30, 2017

We have been using robotics at SBCS at all grade levels and our kids are having an amazing time learning. When we work with robots we always work in teams. So our kids are working in a collaborative environment. At different grade levels we incorporate different levels of difficulty, resulting in students using critical thinking skills.

Primary grades areĀ using code and go mice to run mazes we created to get to the cheese. We have lots of trial and error, but then it makes our victories that much sweeter.Primary grades areĀ using code and go mice to run mazes we created to get to the cheese. We have lots of trial and error, but then it makes our victories that much sweeter.Upper Primary grades have been working with Lego We-Do. They created a robot to pull objects, we explored how forces can change the motion of an object.Upper Primary grades have been working with Lego We-Do. They created a robot to pull objects, we explored how forces can change the motion of an object.Upper Primary grades have been working with Lego We-Do. They created a robot to pull objects, we explored how forces can change the motion of an object.Intermediate level created a drawing program to move the Sphero robot through a series of numbered gates, we changed colors as we moved through the different gates.Intermediate level created a drawing program to move the Sphero robot through a series of numbered gates, we changed colors as we moved through the different gates.Intermediate level created a drawing program to move the Sphero robot through a series of numbered gates, we changed colors as we moved through the different gates.Is currently working on a Maze program. They are using block programming to run a Sphero robot through the mazes they are creating. They have to measure speed and distance and heading so that the robot can successfully navigate the maze they create.