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)
- Identify the Problem
- Research and Brainstorm
- Design and Build
- Test and Evaluate
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org