Do you know what a robot does? Kindergarteners and 1st graders at Timberline can tell you! They have been working on understanding what robots are and how they function. They have been working in partners to explore Cubelets (small robots that sense, think, and act - made by Modular Robotics) and to discern how these stackable robots work together.
Alpine's 4th grade students and teachers are enjoying a unit using Cubelets. The unit, collaboratively designed by Christie Veitch of Modular Robotics and Axel Reitzig, Alpine STEM Coordinator, explores the following 4th grade science concepts: classification, traits and characteristics, adapatations and habitats. The tool is Cubelets, a distributive robotics system that allows students to physically explore these concepts and apply their knowledge in new, interesting ways.
Fourth graders in Mr. Neiswander’s class had an introduction on Wednesday to robotics by exploring and creating with Cubelets. Sitting on the floor of the STEM Design Lab, students first considered and discussed the question “What is a robot?”, then experimented with making their own using various cubes beginning with a power cube, a knoblet cute, and a bar graph cube.