In this ⇒ Video Clip two students on the Arts & Sciences Academy Robotics Team solve the “Serpentine Challenge” in Saturday’s Junior Botball Robotics Tournament in San Diego.
The tournament was organized by Jeff Major:
- STEM Director at Innovations Academy Charter School and Arts & Sciences Academy.
- Director of Training and Tournaments at the non-profit CA Math & Science Challenge.
The Arts & Sciences Academy Robotics Team of Dharma and Martina were the ONLY team to solve all 5 challenges in the tournament! (their code is below the “read more” tag) Arts & Sciences Academy student Max, arriving near the end of the morning also finished 4 out of 5 challenges before running out of time!
Since the weekend’s tournament the MISD robotics team students have moved on to the second level of Jr Botball: Learning about Sensors, Light Energy & the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Digital vs Analog inputs, and more…!
Jr Botball is a program designed to get American kids playing the “game” of Math & Science at an early age. 3rd graders and up learn to program in Objective C to “teach” their robots to solve a series of challenges that require them to understand coding, electronics, sensors, simple machines, and more:
CA Math & Science Challenge:
Programming • Problem-Solving • Applied Mathematics • sTEm Design
To see the CODE the girls wrote to solve the serpentine challenge and more photos from the Tournament…