On January 26, the PATS program (located at McLane ES) took delivery on 20 new NXT Robotics kits for the new Pre-STEM Robotics program for the 5th grade class. These kits were acquired through the LEGO Smart Schools Matching Grant and the generous support of new STEM Pals that provided funds for 10 kits.
The 5th grade program will return their “loaner” kits and begin using their permanent NXT robots next week
The PATS team now is targeting STEM initiatives at the younger grade levels. They hope to further leverage the LEGO Smart Schools Matching Grant to acquire the WeDo technology for students as early as 2nd grade.