STEM Robotics Club is open to all middle school students interested in robotics, coding, and engineering. It will be held after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays. For coding, students will be using Scratch, Code.org, Google CS First or any other program they would like in order to create an interactive project such as a game or adventure story. The basics of coding is essential to learning how to program and move the robots. Robotics that are available are Mechanoids, Spheros, Vex, Ozobots, and Ollie. Students will also have the opportunity to learn 3D modeling using Project Ignite and will be able to print their project on a 3D printer. Lastly, students will be provided engineering challenges to create an object using raw materials such as spoons, rubber bands, popsicle sticks, and cups.
Students can sign up for Scratch using the link above. They should use their google login for their username and they should use their google login password for their password.
Students who are unfamiliar with coding or are just starting should begin with Code.org which teaches the basic fundamentals of computer programming using videos and short tasks. Students will need their secret code before they will be able to play. I have placed all club members in 2 different groups: Ice Age and Make a Flappy Game. Their secret codes may be different for each group.
Club members will have the option to work with a partner to create some fun projects. The first time they sign in they will need to enter the club code. A username and password will be assigned to them and they will need to write this information down somewhere where they will be able to find it in the future. They will watch a short video and fill out the survey. Once they have a friend to work with, they can begin the first activity. Club Code: everywhere19