Robot Explorers is an extra curricular activity for children from ages 4 to 15 in Pretoria. Our classes are held at our classroom at Hoerskool Waterkloof where we give robotics as an additional subject to gr8 and gr9 learners.
We use the 4C process of learning supported by all LEGO educational materials:
When you connect a new learning experience to those you already have you add to your brain’s knowledge.
Learning is best when hands and minds are engaged! Construction of LEGO involves constructing of models and unique ideas!
Students have the opportunity to deepen their understanding when they contemplate what they have done. By contemplating they make connections between new knowledge gained and previous experiences.
By continuing to build on the concepts already learned and making it more complex little by little students will be able to build and program more complex structures. Making models challenging enough but also enjoyable, naturally inspires the continuation of more advanced work.
Using LEGO we teach our students about engineering skills, the six simple mechanical systems, forces and structures. We give our students the skills and opportunity to develop a curiosity of how the world works and get them interested in engineering and technology. The way of the future!
Students have 1 lesson of approximately 1 hour every week.
Our schedule is in 4 terms – same as the public Schools. A one year course is 40 weeks long.