Help , Learning Content / Activities For Stem Type Education/ Workshops

 
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Background info. At my employer we have many workshops to teach kids about electricity already. Last year we had 286 workshops and over 13,000 kids attend.
https://epb.com/community/professor-gig-a-watt




I am looking for help and starter content for learning to make this proposal.
I work for a internet/ fiber optics/ electric company and we get to so " shark tank" style proposals for the higher management of our company. The last time I proposed Led lighting program and they bit ! There will be another one of these presentation opportunities in the next few weeks. I would like to present a educational outreach initiative for kids. I would like a class of kids in both elementary and high school levels do Activities and make a promotional video.

The first activity that came to mind is a Martian Rover type scenario where we give small groups of kids with a adult helper access to a computer and then allow them to go through basics of how to drive the robot. Then the second stage is each team will come up with a script to make the rover move from one side of a obstacle course to the other. It would progressively get harder.

Module 1. Drive Rover strait across and stop on a marker area. No obstructions in this first task.

::after each team gets their attempt an attempt they go back to the drawing board. Each gets to try the course up to 3 times and we move on to the next module.

Module 2. Drive rover forward and then turn when it gets a "rocky area" to get the goal area.

Does this make sense? I can do this with Six to as well. I do not have a JD to play with.



Any educational content or ideas that everyone has is greatly appreciated. Since this is a introductory workshop we wont be building. I think I would reserve that for some old 8-12 grade kids.

#2

EZrobot distributes some curriculum made by resellers. You can always Contact Us to find out more and be connected to a reseller about their curriculum. However, ezrobot is also launching a massive new activity Webstore in September for the school year that will be right up your alley

#3

@DJ Sures

I'd love to get more information about this webstore and curricululm for a school. I'm currently involved in 4H ev3 robotics and looking at starting my own robotics stem program to work with our large Homeschool community here in Montana. A robotics program would be awesome and having something that can be as easy as EV3, but yet grow to something bigger and more challenging would be awesome. Can I please be added to a list or something and also find our about the curriculum that is mentioned above as well as the webstore. Thanks!

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EZrobot distributes some curriculum made by resellers. You can always Contact Us to find out more and be connected to a reseller about their curriculum. However, ezrobot is also launching a massive new activity Webstore in September for the school year that will be right up your alley

#4

@mtwannabe,

I am a reseller for EZ-Robot products and very familiar with the homeschool sceen.
Feel free to contact me to discuss if you would like to. My contact information is in my profile. I would love to spend some time on the phone with you.