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Do you think you would have fun designing, and controlling a robot to function underwater?
Do you ever wonder if you could tinker and tweak something to create or improve how it works?
 
Then you might want to check-out WaterBotics®!
 
 
Different from many land-based robotics programs, WaterBotics® is an innovative, underwater robotic program where teams collaborate to design, build, program, test and redesign underwater robots, made with LEGO® and other components.
Teams use LEGO® materials that are familiar, have ease of use and durability, come in a variety of pieces, and are tweak-friendly. Teams will learn about the Engineering Design Process (EDP); a format that engineers use to make life easier by creating and improving how things work.

Teams will learn the 5 steps of The Engineering Design Process (EDP)


  1. Identify the Problem

  2. Research and Brainstorm

  3. Design and Build

  4. Test and Evaluate

  5. Redesign


To ensure that students do not become daunted by building a complex robot right from the start, the curriculum is divided into a series of four “bite-sized” missions that gradually lead to the production of a fully functional robot. Each mission is a rescue scenario which builds upon the previous one so that designing and building are constantly happening.



    • Mission 1: Rescue! Use a single motor to build a robot that can travel in a straight line—both forward and backward—on the surface of the water.

    • Mission 2: Cleanup! Use a second motor to enable steering and two-dimensional movement.

    • Mission 3: Sweep! Use a third motor to dive under the water.

    • Mission 4: Collect! A fourth motor may be used to create a mechanism that can grab and release various underwater collection samples from a “sunken ship” and deposit them in a bin.

    • Engineers are very similar to inventors and designers. Creating and improving things like cell phones, computers, books, cars, watches, and even musical instruments. With the WaterBotics® curriculum, teams will collaborate and operate like actual engineers to solve real and current problems in their own backyard and in the world. This is a fun instructional program that directly exposes kids to science and engineering standards required in most school systems that can take 180 days of a school year of textbooks, papers, and tests. Waterbotics is a proven outlet that helps support the learning of standards by teaching and incorporating science and engineering in a way that is unique, hands-on and most of all fun.For more information visit our website at s3stem.com. 

    • Career engineers are increasingly called upon to deal with complex, non-traditional, and previously unforeseen challenges. The underwater environment of the WaterBotics program gives students a sense of both the known and unknown challenges that real engineers face every day


  •  Instructors: Leslie Davis-Green/Lee Green/1 Junior Instructor


    • Leslie Davis-Green, has over 12 years of teaching in the public and private sector. She has a MS in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport. She is certified and licensed in WaterBotics® from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ conducted by the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) in June 2017.

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    • Lee Green, has over 30 years of corporate financial analytical operation experience. He has a M.Ed. in Education Psychology/Instructional Learning Technology from Temple University. He is certified and licensed in WaterBotics® from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ conducted by the Center for Innovation in Engineering nad Science Education (CIESE) in June 2017. Other Information 



    • Each day your child will need to bring a nut-free lunch with a drink.

    • Call Leslie or Lee for curriculum questions (203) 556-1526 or (203) 218-0609.

    • For more information contact Bob Hayes at (203) 783-3283 or rhayes@ci.milford.ct.us

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WaterBotics 
10 - 14  N/A  MTuWThF  07/08/2019 - 07/12/2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Margaret Egan Center
$263.00 Res, $268.00 Non-Res
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