K-2nd Grade Clubs



KID BLOCK SPECS

  • Designed specifically for education for students in K – 2nd grade
  • 2 Learning Levels (introduction to programming, program creation with step by step coding)
  • Untied technology (students program with coding cards and a card reader, so no need for additional technology (i.e. computers or tablets) and no screen time for young audiences)
  • Technology included: CPUs, LEDs, infrared sensors, contact sensors, buzzers, motors and more
  • 15+ building plans teach the mechanics of building and design through the assembly of robots and a building block platform encourages free build, open-ended thinking and creativity
  • Students will learn about electricity, circuits, inputs/outputs in a fun and engaging way
  • It is a great tool for problem based learning challenges and for teaching growth mindset

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Club Logistics

  • Determine the Teacher, Location, Time, and Dates for your club
    • Recommendations: 
      • 1:10 Teacher to Student Ratio (or less)
      • 6 to 10 sessions
      • 1 hour per session
  • Download the RoboRobo Flyer Template and update it with your info
  • Send out your Flyer to promote your club and have students register
  • Order your robotics sets from Build-A-Robot at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of your club

Club Prep

  • Receive your sets 
  • Buy your batteries: Each Kids Block set requires (4) AA-batteries (not included in set)
  • Review the workbook to familiarize yourself with the layout and instructions
  • Build and program the first robot on your own
  • Review the sample Lesson Plans to see what material you will use
  • Contact Build-A-Robot with any questions
  • Training and professional development is available for an extra charge

Club Kick Off

  • Have FUN! Your kids are excited to play and see what they can do, so do not stress about what you may or may not know. You will learn with them and that is half the fun.
  • Discuss Safety: Go over the safety tips prior to opening up your robotics
  • Review the parts: Go over the parts and what they do (information is in the workbooks)
  • Build your Robot: Your robotics set will have building plans for 15+ robots. Select the robot you would like to build and follow the design instructions in the workbook.
  • Program your Robot: The instructions are in the workbooks, but here is the quick overview:
    1. Connect a cable to the port on the card reader and to the ‘R/D’ port on the CPU
    2. Hit the red power button on the CPU to power on the robot and card reader
    3. Hit the ‘R’ button on the card reader to clear out any previously saved programs
    4. Swipe the card for your robot from left to right with the barcode facing the back of the card reader
    5. Hit the ‘D’ button to download your program
    6. Hit the ‘S’ button to start the program. Press ‘S’ again to stop the program
    7. Repeat steps 3 – 6 with the additional cards

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