Welcome to MakerKids LEGO Robotics Classes, where children can explore their creativity and learn valuable STEM skills using the latest LEGO technology – LEGO Spike!
At MakerKids, we believe that learning should be fun and engaging, which is why we’re excited to offer LEGO Robotics Classes using LEGO Spike. These classes are designed to provide children with hands-on experience building and programming robots, helping them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun and interactive way.
LEGO Spike is a new generation of LEGO robotics technology that combines traditional LEGO building blocks with cutting-edge programming capabilities. With LEGO Spike, kids can build robots that can sense their surroundings, respond to touch and sound, and even be programmed to perform complex movements.
In our LEGO Robotics Classes, children will work in small groups to build and program their own robots using LEGO Spike. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors will guide them through the building and programming process, helping them to reach their full potential and foster a love of learning.
Kids learn core skills that get applied in projects to integrate their learning and make it fun. Some of the core skills learned and sample projects made include:
- LEGO Robotics
- Basic coding and mechanical engineering concepts through the use of Lego Education’s SPIKE Robotics kits
- Students will build and modify their robots to achieve a particular task and then code them in a Scratch based block coding system to bring their robots to life
MakerKids Mindset for Robotics: Confidence
Robotics involves a lot of technical skill and deep thinking. Concepts like circuitry can be tricky to work with. The best understanding comes from seeing things in action, and that requires first giving it a try.
In addition to the testing required for inquiry-based learning, with robots, there are countless reasons why something doesn’t work as intended. Having the self-confidence to experiment while working through a problem and trying new things to see which one works is an asset in all areas of life.
Requirements for In-Person Programs:
- None! You can use one of our laptops or bring your own, if it has the specs below
Basic Requirements for Virtual Programs:
- A laptop or desktop
- Internet connection
- Headset with microphone and headphones (or computer with microphone and speakers)
- Keyboard and a mouse
- Chrome browser
- Webcam (optional)
For more information, visit our FAQ page.