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At Robot City, kids learn hands-on by building multiple robots, including some to keep for further experimentation at home. 


Core Curriculum


Our exciting curriculum is focused on bolstering students’ foundation for future success in growing STREAM fields. All sessions teach fundamentals of robotics and related technology such as:


•    Circuitry
•    Energy sources and converting energy (e.g., electrical, mechanical, solar)
•    The science of electricity 
•    Mechanics like gears, axles, pivots and sprockets
•    Tactile skills like using a screwdriver, installing batteries and connecting wires
•    Sensors, motors, antennae and vibration
•    Physics concepts such as torque, balance and force
•    Programming robots to follow directions


We connect our curriculum with real-world happenings to bring meaning and purpose to what students are learning. In addition, we incorporate dynamic, stand-up activities to help students grasp complex concepts in a way they can relate to. Concepts are deepened through repetition throughout the workshop and by week eight, your student will be able to present what they've learned in an exhibition. 


New Robots Every Workshop

Robot City is designed to allow all kids to keep learning and growing with every workshop they take, despite their prior experience with robotics. 


Each eight-week workshop features new curriculum and robotics kits. At the same time, each workshop incorporates fundamentals so that students can begin with any session, or take all sessions to continue their growth. 

Grades K-2: Hands-On Robotics Workshops


This lower elementary curriculum track features fundamental robotics concepts and challenges suitable for younger students’ learning styles and developing fine motor skills.  


We offer nine (9) distinctive eight-week workshops, each of which features all-new robots and activities. A student could complete three (3) sessions per year from Kindergarten through second grade to complete all nine (9) different sessions. 


On the other hand, any student can take just one session at any grade level or time of year because fundamentals are reinforced in each session. 


All eight-week workshops include:
•    5-7 robots and kits that demonstrate a wide gamut of robotics 
•    1-2 take-home robots
•    1 programmable robot

Grades 2-5: Hands-On Robotics Workshops

 

This upper elementary curriculum track features advanced concepts and challenges suitable for students’ growing cognitive abilities, creativity and hands-on dexterity. 


Each eight-week session features distinctive robots and kits, so students may take any workshop, any time. Throughout the school year, we alternate this hands-on robotics format with workshops focusing on programmable robots and coding. (See below)


All eight-week workshops include:
•    5-7 robots and kits that demonstrate a wide gamut of robotics 
•    1-2 take-home robots
•    1 programmable robot 


*Second graders may choose to enter the grades K-2 or 2-5 workshops to suit their schedule. Our instructors prepare materials and pace students according to their readiness level
 

Grades 2-5: Programmable Robots/Coding Workshops

This exciting track takes Robot City to a new level. It brings together hands-on robotics with device-based coding. Students can choose from one of four programmable robot tracks (i.e., mBot, Edison, Ozobot, Sphero), then complete the workshops in that series. 

We also integrate individual programmable robot lessons in all of our building workshops. 

Combing programming with real-world robotics opens new pathways in how students think. Pure robotics certainly teaches a lot about technology, engineering and how things work. Coding exercise logic and more intangible concepts like if/then, forever and repeat.

Our coding workshops stand apart in how they bring together concrete technology with writing code. Kids’ sense of spatial reasoning is grown dramatically as they coordinate code with what happens in the real world. 

Programming has evolved into the new modern-day language to express ideas, inspiring children’s originality, while helping develop logical thinking. See more on our Coding Page
 

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