S.T.E.M., Robotic programs at Sylvan Learning Center

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- The technology Glenn uses to forecast the weather and these robots share a similar stem. S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Stem careers are considered one of the top future careers for today's children.

That's what Logan Hannah and Nick Bukowsky are learning at Sylvan Learning Center. They each made these robots at age nine.

Becky Gruendler is with Sylvan in Washington, Missouri joins us with more about their S.T.E.M. and Focus on Robotic programs.

S.T.E.M. program at Sylvan

  • Coding program teaches children game design - 3rd through 5th graders
  • Math Edge program helps kids master math skills and improve their speed and accuracy
  • Robotic program - introduces students to STEM concepts like how pulleys and levers and motors work. Students build robot models and then program them using LEGO Educations WeDo software to bring them to life

Focus on Robotic Program

  • Designed for student`s grades 2-6. They do not have to have previous experience
  • Broken up into two groups:

o   Robotics 101 & 102 (grades 2-4) provides a solid foundation in building models and programming

o   Robotics 201 & 202 (grades 4-6) has more advanced models and advanced application of engineering concepts

  • Students work on a different project each session - always given a new model to use at the beginning of each class
  • They then use programming software to animate their models, transforming them into robots that follow their directions and commands

For additional information visit: Sylvanlearning.com