LEGO® Robotics

Course Overview

Available To: Grades 1-8

Available In-class, Lunch Clubs, After School Clubs, Before School Clubs

Available In: English and French

This course is designed to complement the existing school curriculum

Course Start Dates Length of Course Instructor Cost Pay-what-you-can
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New Programs beginning Fall 2020

Come communicate with Robots using machine code!

Lego Robotics combines the best of two worlds as students build ultimate Robots out of Lego and learn to program them. The course is incredibly creative, challenging, and rewarding, as students, through much trial and error, use code to see their Robot’s perform exactly as intended.

Because of the high demand for progression of this program, Extra Ed runs Level 1-3 Lego Robotics Programs for Junior Students (Grades 1-3) and Level 1-3 Lego Robotics Programs for Senior Students (Grades 4-8).

Students advance to the next Level when they complete the previous Level of Lego Robotics.

Junior Students (Grades 1-3)

  • Lego Robotics Level 1 – Students learn how to design, build a program, and code, for robots using tablets and WeDo 2.0 kits. Extra Ed’s tech savvy instructors empower students to think ahead and identify and repair bugs in their designs and codes and design intelligent machines.
  • Lego Robotics Level 2 – Building quickly on the fundamental learning established in Level 1, students continue to build, program, and code, more challenging robots. Students use their tablets and WeDo kits to persevere through the trial and errors of their code until they find success. This Level may also involve participation in competitions.
  • Lego Robotics Level 3 – Things get really interesting as students start using Lego EV3 Mindstorms and get their robots talking, walking, sensing and thinking while they learn debugging, repair, small step writing and the importance of testing, testing and more testing.

Senior Students (Grades 4-8)

  • Lego Robotics Level 1 – Students learn how to design, build, and write code for walking, talking and thinking robots using tablets and Lego’s EV3 Mindstorms. The turbulence of trial and error makes for a super charged learning environment as students get through to success learning debugging, repair, small step writing and testing.
  • Lego Robotics Level 2 –Building quickly on the fundamental learning established in Level 1, students continue to build, program, and code to the highest level of their imaginations and discover the advanced technology inherent to Lego’s EV3 Mindstorms.
  • Lego Robotics Level 3 – This course is for those students seriously interested in Robotics and who want to take their knowledge, understanding, and skill, to an extremely high level and/or compete. The ultimate scope of EV3 Mindstorms technology is explored.

An Extraordinary Education

  • Robotics develops the ability to persevere through struggle, problem-solve, and collaborate.
  • Robotics promotes digital literacy and helps students become more confident in their math skills.
  • Creativity, Organization, Planning, Communication are additional skills picked up in Robotics. Need we say more?