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BVPAGE 2017 Robotics Camp Week 2 June 12 - 16 1:00-4:00 EV3 (grades 4-7)
Mon, Jun 12, 2017, 1:00 PM – Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 4:00 PM CDT
EV3 camps are for students who have completed grades 4 - 7 (current school year 4th - 7th graders)
Themes Week 2 EV3
The EV3 camps use the EV3 robot from Lego Education. The robot is programmed on a computer and some building is done to equip the robot for specific tasks; however this is not a “building with legos” camp but is more focused on programming the robot to complete tasks.
Students may enroll in the EV3 camps with any level of robotics experience, beginner through advanced. Instruction will be differentiated to meet students' levels of experience. Students are welcome to enroll in more than one EV3 camp. Skills will build with each camp. Beginner students will have more instruction available while more advanced students will start with challenges at their level each week.
Challenges for the EV3 camps are taken from previous years' First Lego League (FLL) challenges. Each week two challenges will be offered; instructors will help students select based on skill level and class composition. Challenges will range in difficulty level to provide for a variety of levels of experience. Instructors will help students select the challenges most appropriate for their level of experience and ability. While they will consider students' preferences of theme, we cannot guarantee that every student will get his/her first choice since the class will need to be divided between the two available challenges so everyone can get maximum hands-on time.
Students will work with partners and complete daily missions with the EV3 robots. Students experience teamwork and communication by working in teams; team compositions may be varied by the instructors throughout the week. Programming skills will include (but are not limited to) moving the robot forward and backward, turning, and using sensors (touch, ultrasonic, and light/color). Students will also have the opportunity to create accessory pieces to add on to the basic robot to carry out tasks.
Students will not want to miss the last day of camp. Each week, the last day will be devoted to a competition based on what students have learned during the week. Parents will be invited to watch; more information will be emailed. The tournament will start about one hour after camp start time, and after it concludes, students will need to help clean up and put the (many, many) pieces in their proper places before being dismissed.
Camp themes repeated from past camps will feature the same challenges. However each theme presents multiple challenges, and students may repeat a theme and still do challenges that are new to them.
Please read the following Hold Harmless agreement and select "yes" on the applicable question during checkout.
I hereby release BVPAGE, its officers, employees and agents, and the Blue Valley School District, from any and all liability for all injuries or damages suffered while participating, preparing to participate, or otherwise engaged in activities connected with this program. The undersigned agrees to assume all risks, and recognizes that despite the exercise of reasonable safety precautions by BVPAGE and the Blue Valley School District, injury is possible whenever one participates in organized activities.
If an emergency arises, I authorize emergency treatment in the form of calling 911 when deemed necessary by robotics camp staff or personnel or school district personnel.
Cancellations will incur a $25 cancellation fee, and after April 1 there will be no refunds for routine cancellation. (exception for emergencies)
If BVPAGE should be forced to cancel camps due to emergency circumstances such as unforeseen facility or instructor unavailability, a full tuition refund, minus $10 ticket administration charge we incur from Eventbrite, will be issued.
Tuition is $170 per camp; a limited number of openings are available for $85 tuition for students who receive free lunch in the Blue Valley School District. If you would like to request reduced tuition, please email email@example.com for instructions.
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