Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Website–Robot Obstacle Course


Robot Obstacle Course


Review: Robot Obstacle Course is a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of programming and computing. This fun and engaging (might I add addictive?) game introduces younger minds to the kind of logical problem solving which is needed in programming computer softwares. Children have to program a robot to navigate an obstacle course. They are offered problems of varying difficulties to solve in the form of different tiles to jump over. At the same time they are introduced to the “IF” and “AND/OR” “logical switches”. A truly delightful resource from Oregon Museum Of Science And Technology. There is no music which is a definite plus. If your children are interested in robotics and computer programming, you can take the learning further by following the online links from the site. There are also other offline, hands on activities in the take home section. Do browse around the site as there are many more gems to be found.


Suitable for ages: 5-13


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