Animal Safari Camp (Early Robotics and Storytelling)
This Safari themed STEAM camp introduces young campers to robotics and coding and also incorporates storytelling. Students build and program robotic lions, monkeys, birds, and an alligator. Students will build habitats and settings for their stories and animal robot characters. Campers construct LEGO® WeDo 1.0 robots, program them to move, make sounds, and add special effects. This camp focuses on Physical Science concepts. Students will construct Dancing Birds, Drumming Monkey, Hungry Alligator, Roaring Lion, and many more. Students will experiment with the size of pulleys, crossing and uncrossing of belts, and the size of gears, levers, and patterns of movement. Students will learn to program each build. For example, in Hungry Alligator, the alligator will have to be programmed to snap its jaw when its motion sensor detects anything near the mouth. Students will receive a field notebook for their observations and a safari mini-figure and animal build to take home.