basic robotics & design thinking

basic robotics & design thinking
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grade: 9-12 (High school)
: per units
units length: 5-17h
full curriculum length: 55-75h

standards alignment: NGSS, ISTE


class preparation materials
software kit
hardware kit


teacher training
class management
in-action coaching

21st century skills and competences:

Software Design Development
Block Coding
Syntax Coding
Software Troubleshooting
Mechanical Design
Mechanical Build
3D modeling
Mechanical Troubleshooting
Electrical Design
Electrical Build
Electrical Circuits
Electrical Breadboarding
Electrical Troubleshooting
Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Data Analysis
Inquiry Skills
Analytical Skills

Basic Robotics Design & Thinking (BRD) offers students an introduction to robotics, electromechanical engineering, and software engineering. BRD begins with the basics of the fundamental components and subsystems of robotics and how they are designed today. Students then advance to the integration phase of designing and developing a fully capable robot. 

The student’s STEM knowledge and understanding are reinforced throughout these hands-on experiential learning projects designed with increasing levels of complexity. BRD concludes with students designing their robots that will further emphasize their technical acumen, as well as their critical thinking, public speaking, task management, teamwork, and effective communication, which are all needed for success in STEM careers.

Elizabeth Collucio

Elizabeth Collucio

Science Department Chair at Notre Dame High School, Connecticut US

I was inspired by the amount of growth I saw in each of the students, and I am confident that the skills these students learned will be valuable in their future education and careers.
Ena Kosanovic

Ena Kosanovic

Project Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP BiH)

In seven months, we've seen teachers transform into happy, confident and dedicated advocates for STEM in their classrooms.
Tina Henckel

Tina Henckel

Director of STEM, Norwalk Public Schools District

The experiences students gain after completing any one of Stemi and Milestone C courses, will not only prepare them for a future career in a STEM field but, more importantly, for life.