2022 Robotics, Coding & 3D Modelling Saturdays in Dubai

Saturday STEM camps are designed for children aged 4 to 14 through our programs at the Rove Hotel in Downtown Dubai.

A 2 Hour Program Each Saturday

Each Saturday, our young students will experience activities from the following highly-acclaimed STEM for Kids programs:

 
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Robotics Saturdays - Schedule

Here is the schedule for this term's Robotics Saturdays program

Little Explorers Program - Ages 4 to 6

9:30am to 11:30am

Our Little Explorers program is perfect for inquisitive, younger children who enjoy hands-on activities and are intrigued by technology.  For this term, we have the following schedule of activities:

Date

Little Explorers Coding & Robotics

Description

22 January 

What’s the time, Mr Wolf? - mTiny

This activity aims to introduce the use of the Forward Card and the Tap-to-Code Control mode. Children need to compare the two control modes during the game.

29 January 

Zig-zag Bridge - mTiny

Children will explore the Turn Left and the Turn Right Cards. This activity sets challenges related to spatial thinking as children need to make decisions and recognize mTiny’s right-left orientation. 

05 February

Where’s my Bamboo? - mTiny

Children will explore the use of two kinds of triggering programming blocks: the Input Card and the Go!

Card. Children can cause mTiny to execute a set of commands continuously by using them. 

12 February

Little Road Mender - mTiny

This activity aims to introduce the Road-and-Wall Mechanism in A Journey to the Town. Children need

to compare the two maps in the robot kit with a focus on the different effects of the border.

19 February

Ring Road Itinerary - mTiny

The ring road is used as a representation of the concept of

loops. Children need to understand the use of ring roads in daily life. By assembling different shapes of Road

Map Blocks, children will recognize the pattern and make mTiny move through a circuit back to the departure point.

26 February

Bowling Fun

-        Introduction to different elements of SPIKE Essential – motors, color sensor, built-in gyro sensor, lightbox, and word blocks

-        Have fun with Daniel’s bowling game! Can you get a strike?

5 March

Trash Monster Machine

 

-        Help Sofie create a new way for her friends to throw out their trash.

-        Explore the use of a colour sensor for coding the machine

12 March

Big Little Helper

-        Build a robot helper that can help carry Daniel’s things

-        Code the robot to use the shortest path back home. Modify the robot to improve its features.

19 March

Taxi! Taxi!

-        Build and code a taxi that will help Leo go to the Art Museum.

-        Design and code a new route to the Castle

26 March

Big Bus

-        Design and build a bus for Daniel to get to the sports stadium to see the big game.

-        Upgrade the bus route to stop at different stops

Junior Robotics Program - Ages 7 to 9

Develop your child’s engineering design and robotics skills as they investigate ways of defining problems, brainstorming solutions, and testing and refining prototypes.

They'll refine their problem-solving skills as they create a solution to a problem that has constraints, and improve on others’ ideas. All while honing their ability to identify failure points and success criteria when comparing, modifying, and evaluating a solution. Your child will improve their communication skills as they engage in a range of collaborative discussions about their solutions.

This term we have 2 different options for our Junior students:  3D Design and Printing and Robotics

 

3D Printing & Design - 9:30am to 11:30am

Date

Juniors 3D Printing

Description

22 January 

Numbered Dice

Holes & Alignment

29 January 

Cheese slice

Learn to draw your own 3D shapes

05 February

Snowflake

Learn how to use smart duplication

12 February

Rocketship

Rocket base and foundations

19 February

Customized cup

Understand measurements within 3D Design

26 February

Fidget spinner

Create new shapes using balance and anti-friction

5 March

Maze

Develop modelling and designing skills

12 March

Submarine

Learn the importance of smooth edges

19 March

Jellyfish

Making use of the skills learnt to date

26 March

Burj Khalifa

Design the famous landmark. Use all the functions learnt in the previous classes

 

Junior Robotics - 12pm to 2pm

Date

Juniors Robotics Schedule

Description

22 Jan

Introduction- Guided lesson

Milo and his motion sensor -Pulley Mechanism

Introduction to different elements of WeDo 2.0 – motor, motion sensor, tilt sensor and programming blocks. Learn how motion is transferred from the motor to the moving part of a robot by building a pulley mechanism and learn the working of the motion sensor.

29 Jan

Guided lesson

Drop and Rescue - Gear Mechanism

Build a helicopter that can be used in a weather-damaged area. Explore the gear mechanism.

5 Feb

Guided lesson

Race Car - Motion Sensor

Create and program a race car to investigate what factors would make it go faster. Explore the working and programming of motion sensor

12 Feb

Computational Thinking

Measuring Device – Motion Sensor

Learn more advanced programming by building a robot that moves dynamically upon sensing motion.  Children will design a device that can measure the length of any object using the motion sensor 

19 Feb

Computational Thinking

Sending Messages - Tilt Sensor

Create a joystick to send messages in morse code. Explore the working of the tilt sensor. Build a robot and program it to sense a change in the angle of the robot.

26 Feb

Computational Thinking

Flood gate - Tilt Sensor

Build a floodgate that can control the level of water in a river.

Learn more advanced programming by building a robot that is autonomous and upon reading different angles of the tilt sensor, executes different commands

5 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Caterpillar

Design, build and code a caterpillar that uses rack and pinion gear mechanism.

Code the caterpillar to simulate the rectilinear locomotion of the caterpillars

12 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Sea Cleaner

Design, build and code a LEGO prototype of a device that could help remove plastic from the seas and oceans. Explore how the change in position of the rubber band can change the direction of rotation.

19 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Firefly

Design, build and code a firefly that socially interacts with others of its species

Explore coding of tilt sensor by changing colours when firefly is tilted in different directions

26 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Predator and Prey

Design, create and code a predator or prey to explore the relationship between them

Explore different strategies animals use to catch their prey or to escape from their predators

 

Advanced Robotics Program - Ages 10 to 14

9:30am to 11:30am

The perfect program for advanced Juniors and older children aged between 10 to 14, our Advanced Robotics program and Develop your child’s engineering design skills as they investigate ways of defining problems, brainstorming solutions, and testing and refining prototypes using robotics as the base for this.

They'll refine their problem-solving skills as they create a solution to a problem that has constraints, and improve on others’ ideas. All while honing their ability to identify failure points and success criteria when comparing, modifying, and evaluating a solution. Your child will improve their communication skills as they engage in a range of collaborative discussions about their solutions.

Date

Advanced Robotics

Description

22 January

Introduction - Guided lesson

Riley Rover

Introduction to different elements of EV3 like large and medium motors, ultrasonic sensor, colour sensor, gyro sensor, the EV3 brick, and the EV3 software.

Explore the movements and navigation of the robot using the EV3 software

29 January

Guided lesson

Plot Bot - Make it Move in a Pattern

Design, build, and program a robot that can move in a pattern that will form a repeatable shape

5 February

Guided lesson

Gear Bot and Speed Bot - Exploring gearing mechanism 

Design and build a gear model. Explore the basics of gears like gear ratio, input and output gear, types of gears, etc.

Explore how gearing down helps with speed on inclined plane and gearing up helps with speed on a plain surface

12 February

Computational Thinking

Objects and obstacles – Explore ultrasonic sensor 

Children will explore the working of ultrasonic in detail by building and coding a robot that detects an object and reacts to it

19 February

Computational Thinking

Turtle - Make it Smarter with a sensor 

Children will design, build, and program a robotic creature that can sense its environment (using gyro sensor) and responds with sound and light

26 February

Computational Thinking

Colors and Lines – Explore color sensor

Children will design, build, and program a robot that navigate their environment using the guiding system – colored lines on the floor using color sensor

5 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Insect - Make it Smarter and Faster

Design, build and program a robotic creature that can sense its environment and respond by moving

Explore how real-life robots demonstrate intelligent behavior interacting with humans and what human-like senses do robots demonstrate

12 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Flower – Make it Smarter and Adaptable

Design, build and program a robotic creature that can sense light and dark conditions in the environment and responds with different behaviors in each condition

19 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Make a CNC Drawing Machine

Design, build, and program a machine that draws a pattern, performs the task accurately, and repeats the task.

Explore the motorized mechanism in two dimensions and what design features will ensure that the machine’s movements are accurate and repeatable

26 March

Design Engineering & Computational Thinking

Color Sorter

Design, build, and program a machine that can identify at least three different colours of LEGO elements and sort them into separate locations.

Explore how a machine can sense different locations and what design features will ensure accuracy and repeatability of the machine

Course Fees & Information

Students broaden their scientific, coding, design and engineering understanding through our hands on exciting robotics activities, learn the logic of computer programming through interactive software on touch screen laptops and get to grips with robotic technology.

Collaboration and Communication is at the heart of each STEM for Kids program!

We strongly believe that the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs will require an array of communication skills that are far more advanced than what many of us are used to today. Self confidence through public speaking used to be an important component of a classic education, and we are bringing that back. We therefore encourage each student to present their work to an audience of peers.

 

Our Teachers
Our experienced teachers have a wealth of experience in both teaching and STEM related learning and have been trained to US standards.

 

Fees:  Payment is for 10 weeks of the program - (2 hours per week).

  • All Programs: AED 875 per child. 
  • 1 Week Trial Class:  AED 175 per child  AED 99 - 22 January 2022
Please complete the form on this page to start the registration process.

 

Social Distancing & Child Safety
We will be following the guidelines set by the authorities and the venue.  Each child will have a temperature check as they enter the hotel and again before entering the camp area.

Food and Refreshments:  Please provide your child with any food and refreshments they may require each day.  Food will not be provided by STEM for Kids and cannot be refrigerated.

 

Transportation:  Transportation is not provided by STEM for Kids

 

Registration and Payment:  Registration is strictly on a first come, first served basis.  Full payment is required at the time of registration to secure your place.  All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT.

Parent Testimonials

"The quality of teaching was very good and they clearly had a passion for teaching and contributing.  My daughter has attended many summer camps over the years and this is the only one that she enjoyed.  

I would happily recommend STEM for Kids programs to other parents!"

Aftab Jamil
Parent of Summer Camp student

Robotics Saturdays Registration

Registration and Payment:  Registration is strictly on a first come, first served basis.  Full payment is required at the time of registration to secure your place.  All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT.
 
Cancellation Policy:  Free cancellation will be provided until 7 days of the start of your registered camp week.  Cancellations after this date will incur a 50% penalty.
 

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