Exhibit Hall

Building an Elementary Robotics Program, K-6

Presented by: Pentucket Regional School District

Strand: K-12 Education

Robots provide an engaging way for elementary students to learn coding principles and to develop collaboration, communication, and problem solving skills. Entry level Bee Bots and more advanced robots like Dash and Mindstorms EV3 allow educators to develop a coding curriculum to meet the diverse needs of the wide age and ability of learners in elementary schools.

Educators and administrators interested in beginning or developing a robotics program should visit the Building an Elementary Robotics Program, K-6 exhibit. At this hands-on exhibit, visitors will explore the features of and coding software for Bee Bot, Dash, and EV3 robots. Teacher-created Bee Bot mats, command cards, and lessons, and challenges for all three robots will be on display. Elementary teachers and students will demonstrate how the robots work and how they can be integrated into different subject areas.

Pentucket Grand Prize winners, ages 9-12, of the 2017-2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition and a coach will share their experience with visitors, answer questions, and demonstrate Dash's beginner and advanced features. Anyone interested in starting a Wonder League Robotics team for students ages 6 - 12 should stop by. Information about the annual WLRC can be found at
https://www.makewonder.com/education/robotics-competition/.

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UMass Donahue Institute Massachusetts Business Roundtable Governor’s STEM Advisory Council WGBH