|with their SumoBots|
FIRST Robotics Learning Center makes use of the concept learning with fun. It's really fun since they're using Lego - Duplo, Wedo and Mindstorms - to create their robots.
Robotics for 9+ age kids
The 9+ age group where my kids and my nephew belong uses Lego Mindstorms robotics kit (complete with NXT brick computer, cables, sensors and motors).
Teacher Gelai gave the kids a short intro, plus the basic building instructions. Since the kids are ready, off they start building their first robot - the Castor Bot.
|Bring the robots to life!|
Now it's time for the "sumo battle!"
|the grand robot battle|
My son wants to explore more and try using the EV3 platform (as it can be controlled by smart-devices). OK, hopefully soon.
What I love about FIRST Robotics?
Being an engineer myself and my husband, a programmer - got us interested in their classes. I'm sure most parents want to give it a try too! :)
FIRST Robotics Learning Center is a place where our kids can showcase their creativity, resourcefulness and make their ideas come to life. Its a way for kids to understand and appreciate what they are learning in school. Kids get to enjoy learning without the pressures in traditional school.
Building robot models engages their hands to work and their minds to think. They'll learn by observing, creating, exploring, doing challenges and troubleshooting. By working with other people, they'll be great team players too.
Plus, they have four IDEA (Invention, Discover, Explore and Aspire) rooms where the robotic courses are held. The entire place is clean, bright and colorful.
|Aspire (playroom while waiting for the classes)|
Such an awesome experience for my kids. Robotics classes is now on their Things-To-Do-For-Summer-List.
Thanks to Mommy Bloggers Philippines and FIRST Robotics Learning Center for this experience.
Inspire your kids to be great leaders not just followers... Builders not daydreamers!+ More about FIRST Robotics Learning Center
Fun Inspirational Road to Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Learning Center is the pioneering robotics center in the Philippines that uses state-of-the-art materials primarily utilized in the field of robotics. FIRST Robotics develop students through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) approach.
They welcome kids ages 4 to 16 years old who want to learn how to design, build and program robots.
They offer interesting Robotics Program for Kids:
- Our World of Adventures and Inventions (ages 4+)
- Our World of Science and Technology (7 - 8 years old)
- Our World of Robotics (ages 9+)
|proud and happy kids|
|the robotics journey|
They follow the 4Cs of Learning -
- Connect: engaging minds in problem solving
- Construct: putting ideas into physical building team work, innovation and sharing.
- Contemplate: analyzing and reflecting on the results to deepen understanding
- Continue: finding ways to make it better
Visit their website http://www.firstrobotics.ph for more information.
First Robotics Learning Center
G/F Goldhill Tower, 5 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City