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LEGO Robotics classes at Bricks 4 Kidz Knoxville

Beside building with LEGO Bricks, one thing we do best is LEGO Robotics. We offere a variety of programs year-round to help mentor and grow young robotics engineers. During the school year we have three levels of robotics programs offered at schools in the greater Knoxville area, as well as directly at Bricks 4 Kidz Knoxville. Each summer we also offer several LEGO Robotics camps.

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Age Levels and Robotics Classes for 2019-20

We offer three levels of programs that work with engineering and robotics:

  • STEAM Builders | (Kindergarten-3rd Grade) - (offered Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon)
  • Jr Robotics & Coding | (2nd-5th Grade) | (offered Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, and Thursday evening)
  • MindStorms EV3 Robotics | (4th-6th Grade) | (offered Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon)

Weekly Schedule Overview for 2019-20

Tuesdays

  • Daytime (Homeschool) - 10-11:30am STEAM Builders (K-3rd) - starts 8/13/19, 1/7/20 (16 week semesters)
  • Evening - 6-7:30 MindStorms Robotics (4th-8th) - starts September, January (12 week semesters)

Wednesdays

  • Daytime (Homeschool) - 12:30-2 Jr Robotics (2nd-5th) - starts 8/14/19, 1/8/20 (16 week semesters)
  • Daytime (Homeschool) - 12:30-2 MindStorms Robotics (4th-6th) - starts 8/14/19, 1/8/20 (16 week semesters)

Thursdays

  • Daytime (Homeschool) - 12:30-2 STEAM Builders (K-3rd) - starts 8/15/19, 1/9/20 (16 week semesters)
  • Daytime (Homeschool) - 12:30-2 Jr Robotics (2nd-5th) - starts 8/15/19, 1/9/20 (16 week semesters)
  • Evening - 6-7:30 Jr Robotics (2nd-5th) - starts September and January (12 week semesters)

About LEGO STEAM Builders (Kindergarten-3rd)

Each class is a new engineering adventure as we learn about some aspect of the world around us, and then build a cool, mechanical or motorized model of it using LEGO & technic bricks, gears, axles, motors, and lots of other special pieces. Children usually work together with a partner through an instruction manual for the "build of the day" but will also have time to modify and be creative with the model, as well as build creatively at the beginning and end of each class period.

Grade Level: Recommended For Kindergarten-3rd

About LEGO Jr Robotics & Coding (2nd-5th)

This class travels beyond the basics of building and engineering with LEGO motors, gears and axles, to kick it up a notch with coding and sensors. Not only will our LEGO models move and groove, but we will have an increased level of control over them as we learn how to drop blocks of code in that tell our contraption how far to go, when to stop, what sound to make, what to do when it detects something in front of it, and a lot more.

We will work primarily with LEGO, but also Scratch, Ozobots and more.

Each class is a new STEAM adventure as we learn about some aspect of the world around us, and then build a cool, mechanical or motorized model of it using LEGO & technic bricks, gears, axles, motors, and lots of other special pieces. Children usually work together with a partner through an instruction manual for the "build of the day" but will also have time to modify and be creative with the model, as well as build creatively at the beginning and end of each class period.

About LEGO MindStorms EV3 Robotics (4th-6th)

Bricks 4 Kidz MindStorms EV3 Robotics makes robotics accessible for kids - we teach kids the 3 key components of physical robotics: Movement, Sensors, and Programming. We use the LEGO MindStorms EV3 set with models and challenges that are designed just for kids. Whether your child has built with the EV3 before or not, this class will help them take their skill set to the next level, in a cooperative environment where we learn, build, and play with robotics the Bricks 4 Kidz way!

Each week will feature a different model and programming challenge accessible to novice builders, as well as advanced challenges for kids with more experience and those who catch on quick.

Grade Level: This class is recommended for children 4th through 6th grade. For 4th graders, it is recommended that they already be advanced builders with some LEGO (WeDo or Boost) robotics and programming experience. If you're not sure, we recommend our Jr Robotics class.