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Groups of approximately 40 learners

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Keystage 3, 4 and 5

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40-60 minutes

About the Workshop

Short introduction to robots and how they are used in different industries including medicine, manufacturing, and scientific research (e.g. mars rover). 

The class is split into two teams and the activity instructions are explained. Each team member has around 1-2 minutes to quickly become familiar with the VEX robot and score points for their team. The game rules change throughout the session, challenging the team to adapt. 

A discussion at the end around learners' ability to pick up a new technology and the pressure involved in taking part in the challenge. 

This workshop is also part of the Engineering Our Future day.

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Room Requirements:

  • Large classroom or hall with the furniture moved to the sides

  • Projector and screen

Skills Builder Framework Links:

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Speaking 

  • Staying positive 

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

Curriculum Links: 

Provide reasoned justifications for their views.

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