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Monday, October 20, 2008

Science : Robotics Workshops at SSC

Last week the boys, together with about 38 other homeschoolers, attended 2 robotics workshops at the Singapore Science Centre. The specific workshops were RoboSports and Dr. Heartbeat & the NXT-bots.

I was hoping I could learn a thing or two as well but unfortunately, parents were LOCKED out (literally!) of the classroom :-(

All I could do was peek through the glass doors.

The children were all-eared during the briefing session and very focused when they were given tasks to do. It was a good opportunity for them to do some group work as they had to work in groups of three. I could see their faces light up with excitement when they saw their robots performing what they were programmed to do.

The robotic set that was used in the workshop was Lego Mindstorm NXT. The programming was done purely by clicking, dragging and dropping icons; simple enough for a 7 year old.

Obviously, they had a wild time in there.

"Can we buy that Lego set?" was the question I know will be asked. And true enough. It was.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun!

    Thanks for stopping by A Path with Promise. I look forward to seeing what you do with your leaves.



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