Tutor: Laura Glassel
|Length: one semester||Class Period: Wednesday, period 4|
Description: Explore the world of
building and programming robotics using hands-on methods. Students will
work in teams to build and test increasingly more complex LEGO-based
mobile robots with motors and sensors to perform tasks and react to
Students will build robots that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to a multitude of sensors, including motion, touch, and sound. Students begin work with LEGO Robot Kit labs to master the programming of basic movements, and then progress to more difficult challenges.
Tutor: Laura Glassel grew up in the New England area, Germany, and Minnesota. She received her associate's degree in Aircraft Maintenance, her bachelor's degree in Missionary Aviation, and her master's degree in Bible Translation from Bob Jones University. As part of her education, she earned both her aircraft mechanic's and pilot's certificates. During her college years, she tutored high school students, and learned a lot about teaching techniques and learning. She has since been able to transfer her tutoring skills to the classroom situation in order to share her passion for learning with more students.
Level: Grades 7-10
Microsoft Windows Requirements:
Photos of some student robots: