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STEM and Robotics Programs

Develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills through engaging, hands-on activities. Catapult Learning’s turnkey STEM and Robotics programs provides a proprietary project- and inquiry-based curriculum, expertly trained instructors, and all the supporting materials needed to seamlessly integrate STEM and Robotics learning into your academic offerings. Our supplemental STEM and Robotics curriculum is modular in design and able to be implemented throughout the entire year.

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Based on the Engineering Design Process

Our STEM and Robotics curriculum is based on the Engineering Design Process, built to empower students to think critically and learn independently inside and outside of the classroom. Using this process, students develop 21st Century Skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving skills, that can be applied across all disciplines. Our standards-aligned, project-based program combines an inquiry-based curriculum with hands-on activities to build the bridge between classroom learning and real-world application.

STEM

By participating in a STEM program, students will become better problem-solvers through activities that encourage experimentation. Students will hone their observation and analysis abilities while building teamwork and communication skills. These skills will strengthen their academic achievement by providing them with opportunities to practice and apply what they know to solve real-world problems.

Students use Bee-Bot kits to begin their exploration into the world of robotics through a series of hands-on activities and games that introduce students to the basics of coding and number sequences that support programming. By the end of the program, students will:

  • Learn what a robot is and how to use the Engineering Design Process to program a robot to perform a specific sequence of moves.
  • Write their own step-by-step code.
  • Participate in an Engineering Design Challenge in which they program their Bee-Bots to perform unique actions to complete a maze.

Students use VEX IQ Robot Kits and Chromebooks to build, program, and code a robot. By the end of the program, students will:

  • Explore computer concepts including algorithms, patterns, sequences, loops, binary numbers, and databases through hands-on learning.
  • Program their robots to detect boundaries, lines, and colors using loops and conditional statements.
  • Face-off in a friendly robotics “sumo competition” against their peers.

Differentiated for an older audience, students use VEX IQ Robot Kits and Chromebooks to build, program, and code a robot; configure their controllers; and connect to a programming environment. By the end of the program, students will:

  • Learn how to communicate with computers and solve complex problems using logic puzzles and algorithms.
  • Work with a team to write color sensor codes and program their robots to engage in a series of color block games.
  • Face-off in a friendly robotics “sumo competition” against their peers.

Robotics

Help students build confidence and become lifelong independent learners with a high-quality enrichment program focused on Robotics. The Robotics program integrates science and math into a fun and engaging way to introduce students to coding. Competitions and games encourage and enforce teamwork and strategic thinking.

Students use Bee-Bot kits to begin their exploration into the world of robotics through a series of hands-on activities and games that introduce students to the basics of coding and number sequences that support programming. By the end of the program, students will:

  • Learn what a robot is and how to use the Engineering Design Process to program a robot to perform a specific sequence of moves.
  • Write their own step-by-step code.
  • Participate in an Engineering Design Challenge in which they program their Bee-Bots to perform unique actions to complete a maze.

Students use VEX IQ Robot Kits and Chromebooks to build, program, and code a robot. By the end of the program, students will:

  • Explore computer concepts including algorithms, patterns, sequences, loops, binary numbers, and databases through hands-on learning.
  • Program their robots to detect boundaries, lines, and colors using loops and conditional statements.
  • Face-off in a friendly robotics “sumo competition” against their peers.

Differentiated for an older audience, students use VEX IQ Robot Kits and Chromebooks to build, program, and code a robot; configure their controllers; and connect to a programming environment. By the end of the program, students will:

  • Learn how to communicate with computers and solve complex problems using logic puzzles and algorithms.
  • Work with a team to write color sensor codes and program their robots to engage in a series of color block games.
  • Face-off in a friendly robotics “sumo competition” against their peers.

Turnkey Programs Include Everything Your School Needs

How can you fund a STEM or Robotics program?

There are a range of options for funding programs. There are common funding sources used by our school and district partners.

Improves the academic achievement of struggling learners through ensuring students receive a fair, equitable, high-quality education – including effective, supplemental instruction for eligible students and professional development for their teachers.

Prepares, trains, and recruits high-quality teachers, principals, and other school leaders. Title IIA – Supporting Effective Instruction – covers professional development resources for your instructional staff.

Promotes the use of technology, STEM/STEAM programming, workforce development programs, and more.

Privately funded STEM initiatives are available to encourage STEM field exploration.

District technology, professional development, and career readiness budget resources are applicable to STEM programs.

Some states have STEM-specific initiatives to encourage science, technology, engineering, and math skill development.

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