Robotics is the rage at St. Johns in Kenmore
KENMORE - Robotics is the rage at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. Science Chairperson Miss Katie Cooke launched a Robotics
Club for her middle school students. Robotics is part of the school’s STEM/STREAM initiative that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, along with religion and the arts, into its curriculum.
Students are tasked to build robotic devices capable of performing numerous tasks, including moving blocks, pushing boxes, and clasping erasers.
In order to successfully complete such fetes, these young engineers spent months devising plans to build robots that would meet the challenges.
Katie Cooke commented, “It really required the students to work cooperatively, trouble-shoot the strengths and weaknesses of their designs, and master the mechanics of building. They needed to use their macro-skills from various disciplines of science and focus the concepts to a pin-pointed project. This requires my students to go beyond rote memorization of facts and forces them to have a solid understanding of the concepts.”
Two teams from St. John’s competed at the science scrimmage held at St. Joseph Collegiate Institute.
Cooke continues, “We had over a dozen... Read the rest of this article in News