Students in David A. Boody’s robotics magnet are engaged in learning the basic robot design, construction and programming. While examining the mechanical structure, motors, power levels and sensors of their robotics using EV3 LEGOMINDSTORM software and pieces, these young individuals learn engineering and math concepts ranging from physics, design, mechanics and environmental science.
Robotic magnet students’ develop their own ideas and experiment with programming as their proficiency increases. In addition, students not only gain skills in engineering but they utilize their logical reasoning and work with classmates to solve real world problems through research and implementation of FIRST Core Values.
With FIRST Core Values students generate an understanding that they are stronger when they work together and build off each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They learn to respect each other and embrace their differences. Finally, with the exploration of new skills and ideas they use creativity and persistence to solve problems in order to apply what they learned to improve our world.