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Adventures With Robots Summer Camp
1 week, half day/full day camp
Rates (one week, M-F)
Half Day-Morning 9-12 $195
Half Day-Afternoon 12:30-3:15 $185
All Day 9-3:15 $320
Before Care 8-9 $50
After Care 3:15-5:00 $75
Prices include camp T-shirt.
2nd-3rd Grades Morning
9-9:15 - Welcome
9:15-10:30 - LEGO® Robotics
10:30-10:45: Outdoor break w/ AWR!
10:45 - Noon: Fizz, Bang, Pop!
2nd -3rd Grades Afternoon:
12:30-1:45pm Crime Science
1:45-2pm: Outdoor break w/ AWR!
2pm-3:15pm Catapults and other Contraptions
4th-5th Grades Mornings
9:15-10:30am: Crime Science
10:30-10:45am: Outdoor break w/ AWR
10:45-Noon: Robo Challenge
4th-5th Grade Afternoons
12:30-1:45 Young Engineers
1:45-2pm Outdoor break w/ AWR!
2pm-3:15 Video Game Programming
LEGO® Robotics is Adventure’s with Robots core class, where beginners learn to build and program robots using LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Students follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their robots, and then build a suggested program to get their robots working. After that, those who are ready build more complicated programs involving motion or tilt sensors, or improvise to make their robots achieve certain tasks.
Robo Challenge is our robotics class for older or more advanced students. Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.
Bots we’ve built in past classes included factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; and all sorts of cars. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.
Crime Science Each day we’ll learn and practice different forensic science techniques, including fingerprinting, soil and fiber analysis, casting and ink chromatography. In Crime Science kids learn a bit of science in a fun way and can’t wait to come back for more.
Video Game Programming Learn how to develop your own video games using Scratch, the drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT‘s Lifelong Kindergarten project. Adventures with Robots will help guide you through the various steps necessary to bring your games, drawing and pictures to life.
Fizz, Bang, Pop! Where science and fun collide. Adventures with Robots takes class outdoors where you will discover how exciting science can be while learning about chemistry, physics and engineering. The class will build water powered rockets, bubble bombs, super squirters and more, all in a safe and of course, scientific, environment.
Young Engineers is for the budding engineer. In this class, kids will learn basic engineering concepts, while designing and building cool things like towers and bridges. We’ll be designing egg drops and … building working catapults that are almost as large as your child! And since it is summertime, those catapults will be launching water balloons!
Catapults and Other Contraptions is for the younger engineer. (Young Engineers reengineered for the younger crowd.)
Adventures with Robots
July 23, 2012 — 9:00 am to
July 27, 2012 — 5:00 pm
North Chevy Chase ES
3700 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD