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WKCTC Offers LEGO Robotics Camps for Elementary and Middle School Students

Legos and robotics will go hand-in-hand in summer camps for elementary and middle school students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College beginning in June. The camps are filling up quickly so early registration is encouraged.

In the Extreme LEGO Camps, first through eighth graders will use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines in a hands-on environment to learn about problem solving with robotics, software development, programming, and mechanical calibration, and more. All camps will be held in the Emerging Technology Center from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. each day. The cost of each Extreme LEGO Camp is $225 per week with breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily.

June 3-7 (first and second grade)
Using the LEGO Education WeDo Robotics Construction Set, an easy-to-use set that introduces young students to robotics, participants will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors. When the set is combined with the WeDo Robotics Activity Pack, students will develop their STEM skills, as well as language and literacy.

June 10-14 (third and fourth grade)
Students will build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms with a core brick set that contains 396 LEGO Technic elements and full-color building instruction booklets for 10 principal models and 18 main models. The Pneumatics Add-On Set will carry out a broad range of activities within design technology, science, and mathematics.

June 17-21 (fifth-sixth grade)
Students will make robots move, talk, and respond at their direction. Through the use of second generation Lego robotics (NXT Mindstorm) students will be challenged with numerous projects and exercises. They will use this hands-on environment to apply their creativity and programming skills to see the STEM connection in the world of robotics.

June 24-28 (seventh-eighth grade)
Students will learn to control LEGO EV3 robots by developing software-programming skills in a STEM environment. Activities are challenge based and students will be introduced to a new robot RileyRover. Participants will see the magic of robotics.

At the close of camp each week there will be a show and tell giving campers an opportunity to share what they have learned with family and friends.

A full list of the summer camps is available through WKCTCs Workforce Solutions.