Who said it is difficult to get young children, especially girls, interested in math and science? After reading the following brief description of the first challnge for the Crosby afterschool robotics program, view the three videos and you be the judge. Pay attention the level of engagement, the intensity, and the body language of the kids.

Wow, what a great way to spend an hour on a Wednesday afternoon!

The teams had to determine how far their robot traveled for one rotation of the wheels. Then they had to measure the length of the challange course and calculate how many rotations they would have to program to get the robot to reach the finish line, but not touch it. Here are some videos of the kids in action.

Itzal’s Team Programming

Jackie’s Trial Run & Itzal’s Final Run

Jackie’s Final Run