Eugena Gabbard 2015-2016
Project Title: STEM Initiative –Project Based Robotics
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
This project will offer 7th graders a mathematical, tech/robotics class. Students will be exposed to a handson approach to learning mathematics, specifically: ratios, proportions and geometry topics including angles, geometric shapes, and spatial reasoning with modeling 2 and 3D visuals. Science and writing techniques willnalso be utilized. The main topics will involve students creating and producing a variety of robots–both solar and remote control–along with designing and constructing an obstacle course for their robots final performance event. This project will be an ongoing experience that allows students exposure to a variety of technological advancements not normally utilized, such as 3-D printing, robot building and basic programing. Resources for this course will include community and secondary educational members as presenters for robot design; STEM Robots that address creativity, logic and scientific learning, as well as how technology is used and how it constantly changes the world around us.