KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – The Taylor Observatory-Norton Planetarium will host a Lego robotics workshop on Saturday, June 30.
The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the observatory, 5725 Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville.
Provide your child a foundation for learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fundamentals using Lego WeDo Robots.
This workshop will introduce 6- to 11-year-old students to 21st century skill sets in a fun and team-oriented way.
Participants will have the opportunity to assemble robots using familiar Lego components, paired in teams of two humans, one robot and one laptop.
After building their robot, students will program it to perform specific tasks.
During the three-hour session, each team will build several robots to accomplish different goals.
The workshop will be conducted by Children’s Museum of Art and Science member Kinene Barzin and supported by Michael Schenck, director of technology for the Konocti Unified School District.
Registration is $15 per student and includes an afternoon snack and beverages.
Register for this event at www.lakecoe.org/calendar/details/lego_robotics_for_elementary_and_middle_school_students/2012-06-30 .
The robot kits are on loan. Therefore students will not be able to take their LEGO creations home. Hardship scholarships may be available.
For more information on scholarships, contact Bill Haddon, president of the Friends of Taylor Observatory, at 415-209-3084 or firstname.lastname@example.org .