Mini Bots: Robotics for Ages 5 – 8
Division: Robotics Technology
Ages: 5 – 8 years (KGII – II)
Skill Level: Basic & Advanced (beginners & intermediate)
Ratio Guarantee: 8 students per instructor
Prerequisite: Age only
Software: LEGO Education WeDo
This course has the Lego WeDo set and it combines the beloved LEGO bricks with one motor, two sensors, and a hub that connects the model to the computer. Simple drag-and-drop visual programming software is then used to bring the model to life. With this kid-friendly approach, the set makes learning fun, inspiring and engaging. Kids learn about complex topics in the fields of physics, engineering, and programming, as well as develop motor and cognitive skills through robot building, all as they have fun with LEGO bricks.
Its simplicity and versatility make WeDo a great set to use in the classroom for teaching robotics and programming and enhancing STEM lessons. Children work in pairs using one WeDo set and one computer or tablet, which improves their collaboration and communication skills.
What Will Students Take Home?
Each student will go home with photos of the robot they created during the week.
Top Skills Gained
Conceptual Skills Development
- Basic programming concepts
- Structural design
- Pulleys and levers
- Gears and motors
- Engineering concepts
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- LEGO Education WeDo Base Set
- LEGO Education WeDo Software
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Collaborative teamwork
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Robotics Labs, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Open House for Families
On the last day of camp, instructors present each student with a personalized Robotics Labs certificate and recap students’ key accomplishments. Afterwards, students show their families what they spent the week learning!
Students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time and other creative, age-appropriate activities.