Robotics Curriculum with Robots for Home School Grades K-12

For the home school, your children can learn robotics, physical science, math, writing, arts, engineering, electronics, and coding with our easy to use online lessons that include videos and step-by-step instructions.

When children come in contact with robots it’s like the robot has magic tentacles that reach out and pull the child’s imagination in. The child begins to see and make new connections to Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math,(STEAM) but more importantly to a new world of possibilities - connections to new and exciting paths previously unknown that may someday be their future. They discover skills and capabilities that lay dormant within themselves and powers of possibility.

Every child is ready to learn through exploration, this adventure is for each of them. We have collected the best of the breed in robots to nurture imaginations and potential. We offer robots that fit children at every stage of development from pre K to post 12. We offer a combination of robots plus curriculum that is assured to stimulate and match a child’s potential.

 

Elementary Robots (Grades K-5)

 

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Modular Robotics Cubelets

Exploring Robotics with Cubelets

 Remember wooden blocks and all that could be made from them? Cubelets ​”Building Blocks with brains” are the blocks of today that a child can combine in almost endless possibilities to build their own creation. While creating they begin to think like an artist and engineer, problem solve and use critical thinking. Each block provides a different function: a power block provides energy for each creation, other blocks provide sound, motion, lights, and sensors for proximity, light and sound. Given a question, they answer with their creation. Proudly then they describe what they created, telling a story of how and why it works. Although these blocks were designed for elementary grade levels we have watched high school students create for hours with them, exploring different possibilities with Legos and other blocks.

Cubelets activities introduce and reinforce many STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) lessons for grades K-5, and engineering lessons for grades 5-8.Children learn with cubes that snap together magnetically to make a robot that moves, senses, thinks, and communicates. Any child will be engaged to pick them up and snap them together to see what happens and what they can create. They use the attachments to connect to their Lego blocks and have hours and hours of building fun. These are very rugged smart cubes that can be used by multiple siblings and multiple classes year after year: making them exceptionally cost effective.  

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Exploring Robotics with Dash and Dot

One of the many superlatives used to describe Dash ​is adorable. Speak and Dash turns to face you. Then he says the cutest things such as "I see you" and "Whoa". Dash can be programmed to make sounds like a siren, horn, cow, elephant or you can record your own voice and Dash will play it back for you under both the immediate and programmed mode. Dot ​controls Dash’s movement. These robots teach coding lessons that introduce critical thinking, problem solving, the scientific method, algorithms, and more. Use tablets or smart phone apps and Blockly coding to control movement and sounds. Dash also has accessories like a Ball launcher (great fun) and a xylophone (program Dash to play music). 

All children love these incredibly cute and engagingly animated character robots that use Apps to make fun sounds, flash lights, change colors of lights, follow a path, and more. They first use Apps to control the robot and then use Blockly code to program the robot. STEAM Curriculum and robot kits are great for introducing students to a variety of concepts that are adaptable to different age groups. Girls love these robots; shortly after being introduced to them they are engaged in programming the robots and learn while having fun. If girls get together they can share for hours what they are creating. The Apps available make it simple to get started and excel through lessons and to grasp concepts.These adorable robots are rugged and can be used by multiple siblings and multiple groups year after year: making them a wonderful value.

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Exploring Robotics with Ozobot

 Ozobot ​“world’s smallest programmable robot”, senses lines of different colors and color sequences. Young children first learn to control them by drawing lines and colored sequences. They can cause the robot to dance spin,flash lights and race about and apply math and science concepts. They progress to programming the robot with a simple app on a tablet or smartphone, or learn to code with OzoBlockly.

These mighty minion Ozobots with STEAM curriculum are great for drawing and to introduce students to technology-such as coding, critical thinking, problem solving, and algorithms. Students can pick-up a marker and begin controling the robots by drawing colored lines and sequences of color that control the robot motion. They can play games, make puzzles and use Apps to engage for hours of fun.

Ozobots are so small and yet powerful learning tools.Teach STEAM and coding with a visual drag and drop coding environment for grades 2-6.These tiny titans are tough and can be used year after year: making them very affordable.

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Middle School Robots (Grades 5-8)

 

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Parallax Scribbler S2

Exploring Robotics with Scribbler Robot

Scribbler ​robot has a pen port; children use different colored pens and program scribbler to create their own drawings. Each child can express their artistic and programming skills by having Scribbler draw their creation. Scribbler also can be programmed to make music and dance. But to do so, children must use measurements, geometry, and some algebraic equations. So they use their math to draw. Imagine an event in which children, bring their scribblers and come together to define and create a team choreographed scribbler dance. Student competitions are included: maze, line following, drawing, and dance routines to keep students engaged.

Girls and boys delight in programming these robots to draw, dance the Hokey Pokey (or other dance routines) with lights, and other science and math lessons disguised as fun projects. Videos present math topics like calculating diameter, radius, and drawing rectangles, triangles, and other shapes. Science video topics include sound waves, light, LEDs, and electricity. Students self study coding with the graphical programming language (similar to scratch).  No assembly required for the robot, making it easy to use year after year.

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Exploring Robotics with Ozobot

Ozobot ​“world’s smallest programmable robot”, senses lines of different colors and color sequences. Young children first learn to control them by drawing lines and colored sequences. They can cause the robot to dance spin,flash lights and race about and apply math and science concepts. They progress to programming the robot with a simple app on a tablet or smartphone, or learn to code with OzoBlockly.

These mighty minion Ozobots with STEAM curriculum are great for drawing and to introduce students to technology-such as coding, critical thinking, problem solving, and algorithms. Students can pick-up a marker and begin controlling the robots by drawing colored lines and sequences of color that control the robot motion. They can play games, make puzzles and use Apps to engage for hours of fun.

Ozobots are so small and yet powerful learning tools.Teach STEAM and coding with a visual drag and drop coding environment for grades 2-6 with levels that progress from easy to advanced, and show larger icons for easy programming.These tiny titans are tough and can be used year after year: making them very affordable.

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High School Robots (Grades 8-12)

 

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Parallax Boe-Bot robot

Exploring Robotics with Electronics for Boe-Bot

Boe-Bot ​(a kit robot and self study curriculum) stimulates hands-on skills and introduces high school students to electronics, micro-controllers, and Basic programming. As students explore mechatronics (a combination of mechanical devices and electronics), they also explore possible education and career paths beyond high school. A wide range of possible careers are reviewed along with income and educational requirements.

Boe-Bot STEM Curriculum and robot kits are great for learning Math and Science with a fun spin. Learn electronics with a solderless breadboard and Basic programming (coding) with a fun robot that follows lines, avoids obstacles, runs mazes, and more. Students are using these robots in home school, makerspaces, and classrooms to learn coding as well as Science and Math concepts, and an Introduction to Electronics, Engineering, Mechatronics, and manufacturing concepts. These kits are great for Grades 8-12, and as introductory electronics course in college. This rugged robot kit can be disassembled and used year after year, through many grade levels.

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Parallax Boe-Bot robot additional engineering


 

Exploring Robotics Boe-Bot Engineering Expansion Kit

Having mastered Boe-Bot​ basics, students can expand the challenge by working with the Boe-Bot Expansion kit ​that offers a range of parts (crawler, gripper, tank treads, ping ))) ​sonar, ​line follower) that can be added to Boe-Bot to enhance its capabilities. An engineering task is the capstone of this curriculum, where students design their own throwing mechanism to solve an engineering challenge. By completing this course students raise their confidence, technical expertise, design skills, and engineering prowess.

Students continue to learn self-directed with the online STEM Curriculum. This fun kit allows Boe-Bot to be used for a full year and adds engineering skills with more than 8 add-on kits with sensors and mechanical assemblies. Students further explore electronics with programming challenges and many compelling activities and competitions. The Engineering Expansion kit is great to learn engineering design for Mechatronics, Intro to Manufacturing, Electronics, Programming, and Engineering Programs for Grades 8-12, and introductory college courses.

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Global Specialties ARX ASURO robot


 

Exploring Robotics with the ARX ASURO Robot Kit

A robot designed by the German national aeronautics and space agency specifically for education to advance students technical knowledge, help them gain soldering skills, and broaden their knowledge of electronics. Students learn each robot subsystem first as a breadboard construction project, then trouble shooting, assembly, and soldering of the parts to a printed circuit board. The C programming language is used to control the robot and students gain an introduction to this professional programming tool. When complete with this self-study course, students have their own robot that they can race, run around, and control with a joystick, a practical demonstration of their newly acquired expertise.

STEM Curriculum and robot kits for Robotics, Electronics, and C Programming for Grades 8-12, and college. Provide students the next step in robotics and electronics with this hands-on robot building and PCB soldering challenge. Students build a Very FAST and fun robot and learn digital electronics, applied physics, the engineering process, troubleshooting and other technical concepts.  Students acquire soldering and engineering skills as they assemble this very affordable robot.

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We Make it Easy to Teach and Learn STEM with Robots.

Our packages are designed to make it easy to teach STEAM topics using fun robots.  Students can learn and reinforce science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with our curriculum. The curriculum includes online active learning lessons, videos, 3D models with step by step instructions, worksheets, quizzes, and other items which support self-paced instruction.

Students are fully engaged with the hands-on robots and programming activities. Everything needed to successfully teach is included.  Our self-paced curriculum is online and paired with robot kits, storage boxes, batteries, and spare parts. We also offer tools for teachers, teacher training, and support.

 

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