Students-Only! Coding Area- San Diego Botball Tournament @ USD.jpg
Jr Botball Area: Students 3rd grade and up Solve Challenges to Earn Badges
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
This year’s Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) combined:
Let’s get our kids in the game! When students start programming and problem-solving at an early age, STEM skills become second nature. Junior BotBall starts in third grade! #EarlyEd, #STEM, #CSforall,#GCER2018, #JuniorBotball, pic.twitter.com/u0Y5dt7hKM
— MathScienceChallenge (@CalMathSci) July 25, 2018
The 2018 Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) was held July 25, 2018 – July 29 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.
Thank You to All Who Attended! ◊ A few slides from San Diego’s Spring Botball Challenge:
Thank you to USD Engineering for hosting and to all teams and mentors and volunteers for another great San Diego BotBall Challenge!
Students from ages 6 to 18 spent the day solving coding, applied mathematics, and engineering problems… time flies when you’re having fun!
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…