Autonomous Robotics with Sphero RVR 

Ages:  10 - 14                                    Skills Level: Beginner - Advance
Timing: 9:00 AM  - 3:30 PM                Tools: Sphero RVR with Advanced Sensor Kit

                 Progressive curriculum week by week  
 

Overview of the week

Monday

Morning Camp(9 - 12 pm) - Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Afternoon Camp (12 - 3:30 pm) - Robotics  - Sphero RVR 

Tuesday

Morning Camp(9 - 12 pm) - 

Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Afternoon Camp (12 - 3:30 pm) - Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Wendesday

Morning Camp(9 - 12 pm) - Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Afternoon Camp (12 - 3:30 pm) -    Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Thursday

Morning Camp(9 - 12 pm) - Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Afternoon Camp (12 - 3:30 pm) -  Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Friday

Morning Camp(9 - 12 pm) - Robotics  - Sphero RVR

Fun Friday - Movie, Icecream + Cookie

Autonomous Robotics with Sphero RVR

RVR is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot -- amazing  way to get a head start in autonomous robotics with the thoroughgoing Sphero RVR, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customization. Expand RVR's capabilities even further by connecting third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, BBC micro:bit, or Sphero’s own littleBits. RVR is your mobile blank canvas. Code with it, build on it, and hack the robot of your dreams — then take it anywhere. 

  • Use Sphero RVR to learn coding and robotics engineering

  • Program your robot to complete tasks

  • Create basic AI behaviors

  • Develop problem-solving skills

 

The curriculum is designed for students and covers many foundational computer science and engineering skills that are not often taught in early childhood. These academic frameworks are taught through a series of powerful ideas: the Engineering Design Process, Robotics, Programming, and Sensors. Each Idea addresses foundational math, literacy, science, and art skills. 

If desiring a half day camp (9-12:00) Use can just register for Autonomous Robotics  - Sphero RVR half day camp only. 

Sample Day

 

Camp Hours and Daily Schedule
 

09:00 AM  Check - in

09:15 AM  Hands on STEM Instruction

10:30 AM  Morning break (campers bring snacks)

11:00 AM  Continue Instruction and build, customize, test

11:45 AM  Clean-up & review (Half Day Campers pickup)

12:00 PM  Lunch

01:00 PM  Continue Instruction and build, customize, test

02:30 PM  Afternoon Break (campers bring snacks)

02:50 PM  Continue Instruction and build, customize, test

03:30 PM  Pickups

3:30-6:30  Extended care available


 

If desiring a half day camp (9-12:00) Use can just register for Autonomous Robotics  - Sphero RVR half day camp only. 

Camp Key Elements 

 

  • STEM based curriculum on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics

  • Camps curriculum is designed from beginner to advanced level

  • Hands-on experimental and exploratory study

  • kids will learn strategies for “Critical Thinking, Lateral Thinking, Problems Solving, Designing Projects and Communicating Ideas”

  • They will discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles

  • Students will be assigned with projects according to their grade and skills.

  • At start of each week teacher analysis the kids level and teaches everything necessary for a beginning or advanced student to next level to complete the course work.

  • At the end of week teams will have Robot battles competitions.

Friday Showcase
 

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 11:00 AM and is typically finished by 12:00 PM. Then we will start Fun Friday - Walking Movie, Ice Cream, Cookies, Games, Lots of fun 

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Frequently asked questions

Is programming experience required for this course?


No piror experience is required




What you mean by Progressive curriculum week by week?


STEM4kids follows progressive camps between the weeks, which are an in-depth pair of courses that build upon student knowledge week after week. The curriculum is more flexible and is influenced by student individual skills and strengths. Which allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you to help you achieve it.




How many weeks of camp can students take in the summer?


Students can register for as many weeks of camp as they would like. As we are progressive camps, which means student will advance to further levels as student masters the concepts. We encourage you to register for at least two week, its build the strong fundamental on the subject. And as per student experience, you can add more weeks (depends on availability of slots)




If a student already has some experience, are different skill levels accommodated in the course?


Instructors and TAs are always willing to modify and customize the curriculum to make sure that all students are engaged and challenged. The first day or so will be utilized to gauge students’ individual skills and strengths. We also have advanced extensions for every course, so teachers can challenge advanced students.




How many weeks do students normally register for?


STEM4kids offers progressive curriculum between the weeks. Normally students register for minimum two weeks camp on particular subject in order to experience our Academies, which are an in-depth pair of courses that build upon student knowledge week after week. Then student can either continue to choose to work on Advance course on same subject or try our other amazing camps for well balanced approach.




What if the content is too easy or too hard once the course begins?


STEM4kids courses and curricula are built to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low student-to-staff ratio (average of 12:1), allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you to help you achieve it.




Do the student need to bring own laptop ? What kind of computers do student need to use in your camps?


We will provide the laptops to the kids, but if kids wants to bring thier own laptop, they can. Student can bring either Windows or Mac computers in the classroom




Who is my main point of contact while the camps are running?


The main point contact at camp is the Camp Director. You will receive information with the camp director’s name and contact information closer to the start of the program.




Do the student need to choose multiple week in continuous?


No, we maintain the kids progress. Student can take a break and come back. For example student joined us for two week of camp, then took a one week break for vacation, and join us back, totally fine. We will take care of it.




What is difference between half day and full day camp?


Half day camp timing are from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Full Day camp timing are from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Morning Camp will be Autonomous Robotics - Sphero RVR and Afternoon Camp will be continue working on more advance topics and projects on Autonomous Robotics - Sphero RVR




Do students get to keep their robots after class is over?


Unfortunately, no. EV3 kits are re-used by other classes week after week.