Kid Spark Education - Engineering Pathways Mobile STEM Lab
The Engineering Pathways Lab supports the Elementary (3-5) and Middle School (6-8) programs and supports a broad range of technologies and curriculum. Students learn about mechanisms and movement, applied mathematics, programmable robotics and computational thinking, simple and compound machines, and rapid prototyping and 3D printing. Students drive their own learning through hands-on design and engineering challenges by defining problems, asking questions, and challenging their own thinking to learn through iteration.
This lab features two robotic platforms. The easy-to-use remote control Maker ROK-Bot requires no programming and makes the study of motorized mechanisms and machines easy and fun. The programmable ROKduino introduces students to coding, sensors, motors, and autonomous robotic design. Students with little to no coding experience can start with simple and intuitive drag-and-drop block coding, then transition to text-based coding.