STEM WORKS PROGRAM
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms EV3 coding language
Coding/Programming Language: LEGO Mindstorms EV3 coding language
Description: The Lego Mindstorms EV3 is one of the most popular robotics models in the world today because it is sturdy, built for the classroom use and students can build almost anything when combine the different bricks. The combination of physical LEGO® bricks, standards-aligned activities, and intuitive block-based coding environment means that interactive, creative learning is easier than ever to achieve. The set contains an Intelligent Brick that works with more than 540 building elements and data logging capability to motivate students to plan, predict, test, problem-solve, analyze, and explore, all while deepening their STEM learning and developing career-readiness skills.
Platform: Lego Mindstorms Ev3 with ROBOTC
Coding/Programming Language: ROBOTC is the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. It uses the industry standard C programming—making it a useful language to learn.
Description: The curriculum builds on year 9 but is not a prerequisite. Students can easily join at this level and still enjoy the full benefits of the program. It introduces a new set of building projects and a new language. It uses many of the same sensors but each build requires a different approach to programing – bringing critical thinking to a new level.