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* Robotics Lessons
University students volunteer to give LEGO robotics lessons to school girls using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits. For every five girls in the class there will be one Robogals volunteer. Lessons may be held at the school or at a participating university.
Lessons are typically taught in 3-hour sessions, over 2 sessions, (though this may vary depending on your location). Girls participate in small groups ranging from 2-4, depending on the number of NXTs available. The lessons include:
* An introduction to science, engineering and technology
* Building a robot using LEGO Mindstorms NXTs
* Adding and testing electronics (motors and sensors) to the robot
* Programming the robot to move, use the sensors and perform specific tasks
Following the lessons, if the girls and the school are interested in participating in the FIRST LEGO league (FLL) international competition, Robogals will help train the students for competing in the FLL. More details about FLL may be found here.
Lessons are held throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.