In partnership with National Instruments, Mrs. Rhea's 2nd grade class participated in a LEGO WeDo Education experience. National Instruments loaned the second grade students 13 WeDo building kits and software.
Students worked in partners to build and program a simple robot. The robot was designed to kick an object in order to tie in with their study of force and motion. The students had to follow multi-step procedural text to build the robot correctly and then, they had to write multi-step procedural text to program the robot to function correctly. This correlated perfectly with the second graders' study of procedural text.
The students were extremely engaged throughout the building and programming process. They learned a lot about teamwork, following directions and computer programming. Most of all, they had fun! a great experience and Mrs. Rhea looks forward to repeating it again in the spring with a different LEGO kit focused on building and programming different animals.