STEM Education

4 Keys to Robotics Activities for Young Learners

Physical computing with robots for young learners offers an engaging, collaborative, creative and standards-based approach to any makerspace program.

As
more students return to classrooms in the fall, they will be looking
for the kinds of hands-on activities they couldn’t experience
during distance learning. Educators will also be looking for ways to
get students problem-solving, collaborating, and sharing ideas in
ways that couldn’t happen over Zoom. Making physical computing with
robots part of a makerspaces program addresses these issues and
re-engages students in learning.

In
my work with schools to design makerspaces and STEM programs, I’ve
found a few key features that help when introducing robots to young
learners. First, the activities should quickly engage students and
bring them…

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