Since we’ve come back to school after the Christmas holidays, we have started our learning about robotics.
The first thing we did was learn about the role of engineers in society. We learned that they solve problems in the world using mechanics, electricity, chemicals and other things. After that, we became engineers by identifying problems in our classroom such as ‘untucked chairs’, ‘pencils on the floor’ and ‘untidy bag boxes’.
Once we had identified the problems, we created our own diagrams of robots that would help us to solve these problems. Here are some examples of our diagrams:
Once we had created our diagrams, we began to look at our Vex Robotics Kits and then we started to organise the pieces that we needed to build our robot. We’re making good progress with this and can’t wait until our next lesson!
Shaun & Dawid