On 04/03/16 the Learning Technologies Team paid a visit to Fallings Park Primary School to conduct a robotics session with Year 3. The session involved using Lego WeDo sets; Lego sets that are specifically designed for primary school children to investigate the principals of robotics and to build their own creations.
In groups of two the children worked through the Lego programme on tablets and followed instructions to each build a small plane. They then used the tablets to program the propeller on the plane to spin when the model was tilted. The children also had the opportunity to construct a model of their choice from a selection which included a walking lion, a snapping alligator and a tweeting bird among many more.
During the session the children investigated the role of technology and the different components that made the models work, including motors, motion sensors and tilt bricks. All of the children really got stuck into the activities and said that they especially enjoyed working with Lego.