I have to admit, when I tell people that the third graders (or first graders or second graders) are building with LEGOS, it's sometimes hard for them to imagine all the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to complete a robotic LEGO project. LEGOs are just plain fun to play with - we all know that - so what makes this kit different? The first thing to know is that these kits consist of very specifc LEGO pieces - gears, motors, sensors. Children are guided through a series of steps to assemble these pieces into simple machines. Next they connect their simple machines to computers via a USB cable. This allows students to use the WEDO programming software to write code that will make the motors or sensors respond. So, yes it's fun to play with LEGOS, but it's also a great way for young learners to gain an understanding of engineering concepts and computer programming
LEGO EDUCATION We DO Robotic KITS
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