Students in Brenda Geis’s fourth grade classroom at Harmony Hill have spent months writing code and constructing robots. Recently, those two components merged as students applied their code to the robots.
On command, the bots made short movements left, right, backward, and forward.
“They were excited. A lot of jumping and screaming,” Geis said.
The goal is to program the robots to go through a maze.
“They’re learning life skills, like using tools, and also computer programming, which is applicable in many fields,” added Geis. “It’s especially important for young girls, who sometimes shy away from technological fields. This shows them that it’s an option in the future.”
Eva Majer, fourth grade student
“It’s fun because we can create things and put things together.”
Abe Ahmadzai, fourth grade student
“It’s a new experience and we didn’t know if we could build the robot, but we worked together.”
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