Educational workshops applying robotics
For educators and schools looking to engage their students in STEM, Robot Missions is offering workshops based on our shoreline cleanup robot
Our workshops equip students with the mindset to tackle large challenges, by igniting their desire to invent
What are people saying about our workshops?
“[Robot Missions’] three hour field test was completely engaging and rewarding for our students. The field test opportunity with Bowie and Erin was a powerful experiential learning opportunity that our students will never forget. They are enthusiastic to learn more about robotics to solve human problems! The group dynamics of problem-solving helped to hone their interpersonal skills and communication skills. The field test was a resounding success. It was fun and engaging, and a deep learning opportunity.”
– Ms. Murray, teacher at St. Joseph High School
Half-Day Workshop Offerings
For September and October, we are offering these half-day workshops at a special pricing for schools in the Ottawa area. Our content can be adapted for various age ranges, and we have previously worked with Grades 4-6, and Grade 7/8
Prototype to Invention (Guest Speaker, Erin)
Q&A Presentation with our founder, Erin. She’ll present about the process of inventing the robot, with key lessons being the importance of iteration and testing. Content within the presentation can be tailored to focus on a subject or area (eg, batteries, mechanisms, etc), letting it integrate well into a lesson. From this presentation, students will see a practical real-world application of their learnings.
Take our “classic” Field Test experience, and bring it to your classroom! This is a fun outdoors activity (or in the winter months: hold it indoors in the gym) where we use the robot to accomplish tasks. The class will be broken down into themed sub-groups, who will operate the robot, observe how it works, and discuss potential changes. A great way to get students interested in STEM.
Invent & Solve
Unleash the inventive spirit of your students! They will be tasked with ideating a way to apply the robot to an environmental challenge, then creating a prototype of this in cardboard and attaching it to the robot. Repurposing Bowie to prototype new applications of robotics. This is a fun, hands-on activity, that helps build team skills as well.
Ready for your students to become Robot Missions Heroes?
Let’s find a time and date that works for you
Robot Missions will contact you within 72 hours to determine next steps