How to start a mini robotics club for 6th graders?

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I’m a junior in high school and part of the robotics team. I was thinking one day that the elementary schools need something like a robot club. Maybe just a 1-2 week thing with say 10-15 kids just to get them interested in engineering/robotics. What type of stuff would be good to teach 6th graders, and who should I contact about starting a little mini club.

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3 thoughts on “How to start a mini robotics club for 6th graders?

  1. It would be tough to get sixth graders to build a robot because they are a little too young to understand how to build one. If you try to, though, you would speak to your principal. Then you need to get signatures (maybe from the middle school kids?) to prove that it would be an active club. After that, you need to help them find an advisor and some members (and one who would be the president).

    Maybe your club in high school can go to the middle school and teach them the basics. I’m sure that will make an impression on some of the kids and then they will want to join it in high school (or in middle school if you get one running).

    Good luck!

  2. for your info i am 10 yrs old and in 6th grade they moved me up 2 levels! we are not to little to uderstand how to do this!!!!

  3. I run a robotics club for a junior high school with 7th and 8th graders. We use the Lego Mindstorms kits. http://mindstorms.lego.com/ In my district, it is required that a teacher oversee any clubs. You may want to contact a technology teacher at the 6th grade level to discuss the contributions you can make.

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