Millennium Robotics/STEM Programme

BUILDING, CODING AND COMPETING

Not many fields of knowledge are known to incorporate creativity and fun simultaneously. Studies show that robotics tends to achieve both. Children today love to find themselves involved in activities that give them total control and that is possible with robotics. Robotics enable the young learners to create unimaginable new things out of nothing, they want to do more. First-hand learning opportunities provably enhance concentration and attention span because the more students learn a physical skill, the more they want to continue being in the lesson.

Roots Millennium School offers its students the opportunity to participate in the Robotics/STEM Program throughout the year. While working with robotics, the learning of essential workplace skills is promoted in children aged 8 to 14. Students explore teamwork, collaboration, creativity and leadership while learning to appreciate science and technology. This effort teaches them analytical, logical and critical thinking while engaging young pupil in fun activities. The goal is to cultivate a new crop of astronomers, biologists, physicists, engineers and other scientists.

As experts in the field of educational Robotics, Roots Millennium School encourages young learners to begin uncovering the world of robotics through basic activities and programming solutions available through their Robotics construction equipment. Middle-school students dive deeper into the robotics realm when they begin building up their own Machines. Advanced high-school students are exposed to programs that help them understand their Machines and Robots through software providing in-depth programming capabilities. The robotics ecosystem at Roots Millennium School is vast and comprehensive, designed to be age appropriate and challenging for today’s tech-savvy classroom. While exploring pulleys, gears, reels, hooks, and simple construction, students develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills along with advancing their creative, social, and expressive skills.

The First Roots Robotics Club Program enhances skills in science, math, technology, and engineering while introducing students to the world of robotics through fun, cross curricular, theme based activities. Using Lego® WeDos members bring their own robots such as alligators, giants, and airplanes to life through hands on learning. The Middle year Millennium Robotic Club introduces students to the exciting world of robotics with interactive classes utilizing Lego® Mind storm NXT Robots and EV3. The curriculum is custom designed to actively engage and challenge students to use problem solving skills and critical thinking to unravel programming puzzles and exciting challenges.

The Equipment has been imported from three different countries (USA, JAPAN, and Singapore) having a budget of more than 10,000 US$ and mini laptops CMPC’s to facilitate every student individually. Hence, it is safe to say that we feel pride in the fact that the equipment installed in the Roots Robotics laboratory is far more advance than any other school in Pakistan. This lab helps and engages students while performing first-hand engineering and provides access to the advanced interactive technology throughout the school at all stages.

Robotics is a very concrete and tangible way to build and strengthen cognitive development, as well as other academic areas such as mathematics, engineering, communication skills, strategic thinking and goal-oriented thinking. The students who are found doing extremely well are given the opportunity to participate in the First Lego League National Competition and National Engineering Robotics Contests organized by NUST every year.

Robotics takes different hidden, mystical technological procedures and makes them accessible and easy to understand. This not only creates a sturdier environment for students to draw close to programming and coding, but also opens up potential for students to explore other areas of learning that seem too difficult or complex

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