Robots Rule! (RR) Grade(s) 2nd – 3rd Students will be introduced in the first 5 weeks basic engineering concepts and create simple builds in weeks 6-14. LEGO Technic pieces that come together to create movable, steerable, controlled robots. Students will engage in a group four with assigned roles that rotate weekly. • Instructor – He or she reads the out the parts needed for the builds. • Engineer - He or she will look for the parts that the instructor reads out loud. • Builder – He or she is responsible for building the robot • Cross Checker - He or she helps the builder and gets to drive the robot first. To become a master builder students must conquer the concepts of robotics. Learn the basic mechanical properties of how things work and move through a hands-on learning experience. Students will explore the use of gears, pulleys, wheels and axles, motors and so much more. This class will open new windows, leading to the fun and mechanical world of robotics. You will work in teams to create extraordinary builds. This workshop will introduce to why a robot needs power transferred to its wheels from a power source located a distance away; in addition, the direction of the motion needs to be reversed so the robot will go forward instead of backward. Begin your journey in becoming a Master Builder! Students will be provided with a creative tool kit to design their bots!