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Thursday, December 1 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
(S) Mission to Mars

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In this session participants will learn about how students in our after school robot club used STEAM concepts to build and program a Mission to Mars simulation using LEGO EV3 robots. They demonstrated their enthusiasm and determination in hands-on problem solving completing the assorted challenges with the robots in activities that promote creative problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills. Students creatively adapted and applied programming and problem-solving skills to make the robots solve challenges related to space exploration, such as programming robots to gather rocks on Mars, rescue stranded astronauts, retrieve a Mars rover, launch a satellite and a communications station. Students worked in groups to solve these problems, and explored the necessary strategies to complete the challenges. The showcase will show the robots in action, as well as a video in the background showing the challenges as if you were on Mars watching this take place. Using laptops with the EV3 software, students programmed, tested robots and completed the challenges. (Presenter(s): Kathleen Dasho, North Reading Middle School, and Daniel Downs, North Reading)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

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