Beginner Minecraft/Robotics (all grades)
This course includes one week of MinecraftEDU and one week of Robotics. MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets you design and create unique worlds with amazing structures and apply engineering principles to solve numerous challenges as you make your virtual world of Minecraft. Robotics will help you learn how to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. Unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything they can imagine. This class will provide a series of real-life activities covering topics within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics all using EV3 LEGO® robotics.
Students repeating this course across multiple sessions will review information previously learned but apply what they have learned to different projects in each two-week session.
Session 1 (6/19 to 6/30)
Students learn the basics of Minecraft such as movement, mining, building, crafting, and perhaps the most important of all, teamwork. To survive the imminent catastrophe, student teams will scout out an area to build their own shelters, working together to gather the necessary resources and engineering new structures.
The Robotics RoboGames curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. In this unit, students will design their robots to play various Robo arcade games.