Intro to K-2 Robotics with Pro-Bot® “Racer” Robot
Intro to 3rd-8th Grade Coding in C and Engineering– with Junior Botball
The rainy season is perfect for indoor Saturday indoor Math & Science Challenge Events!
Math & Science Challenge Events are non-competitive “tournaments” that allow K-8 students to experience the excitement of working to solve robotics challenges in the Arena.
Today we held our second Math & Science Challenge Event of 2019. Thank you to Hoover High and Wilson Middle School for hosting.
And thank you for the ongoing support of the San Diego Rotary Club, the Hoover High Computer Club and Teacher Jack Wetzel, and Pam Pham and the other Hoover Cluster Elementary Teachers. They have worked together to create a fabulous early learning STEM culture for their students!
Rotary Club of San Diego have joined with school principals to promote robotics based STEM
“We will be kicking off the School Year with a meeting of the School Champions on Thursday, October 4, from 4:30 to 5:30pm at Wilson Middle School ( 3838 Orange Ave., San Diego, 92105).. There will be familiar School Champions present, as well as some new Champions to meet, and it is always encouraging to have Rotary well represented at this initial meeting of the School Champions.
I view Rotary’s role as a facilitator for STEM projects, and some new projects will be presented to the Champions, as well as the popular Jr. Botball Robotics program.
Our Lead Coordinators this year will again be Phet Pease and Lily Vu Brown, and attached is Phet’s invitation to the School Champions and Principals to attend.”
Best of regards,
San Diego Rotary STEM Committee
Greetings Champions and Principals,
My name is Phet Pease and I teach STEM electives at Wilson Middle School. Over the past several years, Wilson has been working with the San Diego Rotary Club as part of their Rotary STEM Initiative, which makes a variety of STEM programs available to local schools. On behalf of the Hoover Cluster STEM leadership team, I would like to invite you to our STEM kick off meeting on Thursday, October 4th.
- WHO: Hoover Cluster STEM Champions (or those who aspire to become one!)
- WHERE: Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Ave, SD, CA 92105 in the library
- WHEN: Thursday, October 4th from 4:30 – 5:30 PM
- WHAT: Teaming up to provide more STEM opportunities for our students
- WHY: To provide a Support Group for STEM champions across the Hoover Cluster
Light food and beverages will be provided! Each participating Hoover Cluster school that is represented at the meet up will receive a free gift for your site!
Please extend this invitation to other colleagues at your school site or anyone else who you think might be interested! Please let me know if you have any questions.
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:
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…