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Summer Camp 2020

Summer Camps will be offered at MySTEM Academy Center, 10850 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090

Cost: $220/student per week (total of 15 hours) includes $20 non-refundable registration fee

$20 discount for multicampers or siblings

  Session   Program  

Grade

(fall 2020)

  Status
A. 6/15-6/19 (9:00 to noon)   SPIKE Prime LEGO Robotics   5 & 6   Open
C. 6/22-6/26 (9:00 to noon)   (*) Advanced Robotics for Competition   5, 6 & 7   Open
D. 6/22-6/26 (1:00 to 4:00)   Invention in Motion   2 & 3   Open
E. 7/6-7/10 (9:00 to noon)   Build & Code with SPIKE Prime   3 & 4   Open
F. 7/6-7/10 (1:00 to 4:00)   Lego EV3 Machines and Mechanisms   4 & 5   Open
G. 7/13-7/17 (9:00 to noon)   VEX IQ Robotics   6 & 7   Open
K. 7/20-7/24 (9:00 to noon)   Lego EV3 Machines and Mechanisms   4 & 5   Open
L. 7/20-7/24 (1:00 to 4:00)   Makerspace: Ozobots, Littlebits, Drones and LEGO   2 & 3   Open
M. 7/27-7/31 (9:00 to noon)   SPIKE Prime LEGO Robotics   5 & 6   Open
O. 8/3-8/7 (9:00 to noon)   Invention in Motion   2 & 3   Open
Q. 8/10-8/14 (9:00 to noon)   Build and Code with SPIKE Prime   3 & 4   Open
R. 8/10-8/14 (1:00 to 4:00)   (*) Advanced Robotics for Competition   5, 6 & 7   Open
S. 8/17-8/21 (9:00 to noon)   (*) Advanced Robotics for Competition   5, 6 & 7   Open
U. 8/24-8/28 (9:00 to noon)   Makerspace: Ozobots, Littlebits, Drones and LEGO   2 & 3   Open

(*) Advanced Robotics for Competition is open to students who have taken the MySTEM EV3 classes in the past and
have been recommended to register for this camp.

Makerspace: Ozobots, Littlebits, Drones and Legos

(Robotics program for grades 2 and 3) 

 

This camp will encourage students to design, experiment, invent, and build several hands-on projects. They will program Ozobots to identify lines, colors, and codes on both the digital surfaces and on a paper; experiment with electronic circuits to create bubble machines and alarm boxes using sensors; connect with Mambo Drones and use logic of programming to solve a series of aerial maze challenges; and build numerous projects using LEGO Technic motors and sensors. This program will promote a challenging environment where students will develop problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and computer programming skills.

 

Invention in Motion

(Robotics and coding for grades 2 and 3)

 

This camp is designed to engage elementary school students in robotics and coding. Students will be challenged to design and build with LEGOs related to thematic projects such as Space Travel, Parks and Recreations, and Green Cities. They will create mechanisms using LEGO motors and sensors and program their inventions to move. This program is recommended for students who enjoy experimenting, discovering, applying creativity, problem-solving and logical thinking while working with a group to create unique projects and sharing their discover with friends.

 

Build and Code with SPIKE Prime

(Robotics program for grades 3 & 4) 

 

In this camp, students will build and test different projects every day using the new SPIKE Prime set. They will apply engineering and computer science concepts to develop problem-solving, analytical and logical skills. By starting with existing code, students will analyze data, identify problems and work to solve them by fixing the code. They will also re-design and create new prototypes to propose new solutions to improve projects. Students will work in pairs and share a LEGO SPIKE Prime set, and will share their findings and discoveries with the group.

Lego EV3 Machines and Mechanisms

(Robotics and Computer Science for grades 4 and 5)

 

In this camp, students will explore machines and mechanisms using LEGO motors and sensors. Students cover a broad range of concepts, such as force, motion, and energy to model physical behaviors, and use visual blocks to program them to move and sense the environment. They will be exposed to the fundamentals of computer programming such as loops, conditional operators, and the use of variables to store sensor values. 

Students will work in pairs to design, build and program models while exercising problem-solving and working in teams to solve challenges. This is program is pre-requisite to the Advanced Robotics for Competiton.

SPIKE Prime LEGO Robotics

(Robotics program for grades 5 & 6) 

 

This camp is designed to engage middle school students in science, engineering, robotics, and coding. Students will build and program autonomous robots with the new SPIKE Prime LEGO set. Working in pairs, they will learn how to program the robot to move around and solve missions on a thematic Game Table. Students will also experiment with building and programming arms to collect, transport, lift, and deposit using Scratch block coding. Classes will include advanced programming concepts such as the use of reusable functions and control algorithms for accurate navigation.  This program will promote critical thinking, problem-solving skills while exercising creativity and teamwork.

VEX IQ Robotics

(Robotics program for grades 6 & 7)

 

This program will engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They will learn key concepts of machines and motion and build and program with VEX IQ robots. Students will build their first robot by connecting and pairing the controller and the robot brain and by using the VEX IQ sensors: touch, distance, color, gyro, and touch LED. They will learn how to program using fundamentals of RobotC, a C-based programming language used to command a robot. This will include the use of conditional statements, Boolean operations, loops, functions, and how to use sensor feedback to control the robot’s motion. Students will be challenged to work in teams of two to design, build, and program a robot. Pairs will form Alliances and play against opposing Alliances in a 12’ x 12’ field with matches consisting of autonomous and manual control periods. Students will immerse in STEM and exercise lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, and communication.

 

Advanced Robotics for Competition

(Robotics program for students in grades 5, 6 and 7)

 

This program is designed for middle school students who want to be part of a robotics competition team. They will be challenged to think like scientists and engineers to build, test, and program an autonomous robot to solve a set of missions in a thematic Robot Game. They will learn the fundamentals of LEGO Technic elements, motors, and sensors to build a robot taking into consideration the center of gravity, torque, gearing, and appropriate balance of speed and strength. Robots will be submitted to several accuracy tests to identify improvement cycles where alternatives are considered, tested, and the designs are improved. Students will learn advanced programming such as proportional control, debugging, and decision-making techniques. Advanced Robotics for Competition is open to students who have taken the MySTEM EV3 classes in the past and have been recommended to register for this camp.

 

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