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Junior School Incursions

Prep/Foundation to Year 6

We are a mobile service, which means in short, we come to you. The World of Robotics is a one-stop solution to immersing your students in robotics. Supplying tailored programs and providing all equipment needed, the workshops go beyond Robotics and Digital Technologies – making solid connections with numeracy, literacy and thinking curricula.

How we work

All workshop programs can be tailored to meet your curricular needs or enquiry units. All you need to provide is a room with ground floor ramp access and an hour before/after for preparation and pack-up. More details will be supplied when you book.

The World of Robotics supplies all equipment and materials needed for their incursions and workshops. Our fees is calculated on the number of students per hour spent in the workshop. Minimum numbers, hours and fees apply as listed below.

Program Sessions

Group Size: 20 (min to 30 (max)
Incursion/Workshop Duration: 90mins minimum

The choices of resources used are:

  • Robotix – Engineering / inventions
  • Cublets moss – Technology/sensors
  • Logi Blocks – Electronics
  • Movit – Construction / interpretation of Instructions
  • ProBot – Programming

Curriculum Descriptors

Our immersive workshops meet the following ACARA and Victorian Curriculum Digital Technologies content descriptors:

Foundation to Year 2

  • Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (VCDTDS013).
  • Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions(algorithms) needed to solve simple problems (ACTDIP004) (VCDTCD017).

Junior School Year 3/4

  • Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIP001) (VCDTCD013).
  • Explain how student-development solutions and existing information systems meet common personal, school or community needs. (ACTDIP012) (VCDTCD025)
  • Define simple problems and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions involving branching and user input (algorithms) needed to solve them (ACTDIP010) (VCDTCD023)

Junior School Year 5/6

  • Collaboratively plan, create and communicate ideas and information (ACTDIP022) (VCDTD1029)
  • Define problems in terms of data and function (ACTDIP017) (VCDTCD030)
  • Design, modify and follow simply algorithms involving sequences of steps, branching and iteration (ACDIP019) (VCDTDC032)

Program Overview

The World of Robotics have several engaging and exciting programs suitable for Prep/Foundation to Year 6 students. Our six most popular programs are:

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Robots Come to You

‘Robotics Come to You’ is an exciting and individually tailored choice of over 300 robotic challenges, designed to engage and extend your students. Inquiry based and utilising your choice of robotic platform, students are set exciting real-world challenges to explore, explain, evaluate and innovate – presenting their finished robot to their peers.

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Making it Move

Pet robot toy or dog designing and constructing a robot toy/pet using Robotix – strong plastic modular equipment.

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I’m a Robotix Engineer

Engineering the mechanical aspect of robotics – is a vital skill for tomorrow’s innovators. This workshop presents the students with one of the over thirty challenges that have to be overcome primarily through the way they design and engineer their Robotix robot. Only once they have created a design that meets the physical requirements can they move on to animate their robot with motors and gears… awesome ‘hands on’ STEM learning!

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Physical Coding with Cubelets

Coding changes the function of what a robot does. What if you could physically change the function of a robot by changing the way you put it together? Cubelets are small robotic cubes that change their function depending upon how you connect them. Breaking robotics down to the basic input-processing-output model, student creations can be as simple or as complex as you like… and the sky is the limit.

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Enviro Driver – Creating an Environmental Vehicle

Taking the popular robotics model Jet Racer to new ends, students work in pairs to design, build and operate an environmentally-friendly vehicle that combines wind, solar and direct drive control. Along the way they confront challenges of electrical generation, flow and series versus parallel circuitry.

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Probot Rally Racers

More than ever, understanding how we program robots to achieve their function is becoming a part of the ‘everyday’. Driverless cars, autopilots, even robotic vacuum cleaners are all removing the human element from manual tasks. Students will learn how to program their Probot around a rally course, using mathematical and critical thinking skills, angles, measurement, object avoidance, directionality and adaptive thinking.

To discuss how to have a workshop in your school, contact Kevin and Pauline or book online.

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What the teachers think…

  • World of Robotics offered our students thinking well beyond standard project learning… energy and enthusiasm – so much more than just a robot.

    Marg Scott Network Improvement Officer Grampians Region
  • The children wore the hats of scientists and inventors when they investigated forces and energy through the mechanics of robots… true light bulb learning moments.

    Joanne Kretsis Year 3 Team Leader Auburn South PS
  • All of our children were challenged and supported to succeed, and had a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience.

    Meg Collyer Seabrook Primary School
  • Creating generations of creative and curious minds.

    Lisa Van Noordennen Principal Barnawartha Primary School
  • Problem-solving, persistence, scaffolded learning, high expectations, collaborative learning, risk-taking, test-evaluate-modify… Robotic Education met our aims and more!

    Rob Nelson Principal Bannockburn Primary School
  • We have worked with World of Robotics for 15 years… the whole school, every year.”

    Ian Sloane Principal Mitcham Primary School
  • The Robotics incursion complemented our inquiry learning philosophies of hands on constructive learning. The children wore the hats of scientists and inventors when they investigated forces and energy through the mechanics of robots. They were problem solvers throughout the whole time when they constructed their robot spaceships along with all the add on features. They problem solved and had many light bulb learning moments when it came to attaching the robotic appendages like the arms and lunar rovers.

    Joanne Kretsis Year 3 Team Leader - Auburn South Primary School

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