The Prometheus Academy - Robotics

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Minimum Class Size: 4 students

Class only meets on Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

2017-2018 Tuition: $540 per semester or $1,022 annual

Robotics: 2¾ hours per week, 32 weeks.

Robotics is a hands-on, lab-based course that introduces the basic concepts of robotics.  Students focus on the construction and programming of robots.  Course information is tied to lab experiments.  Students work in groups to build and test increasingly more complex robots.  At the end of each semester, students participate in a robot contest to see which design is the most robust and demonstrates good design.  We are using a robotic design system as our platform; this eliminates the need to build parts from raw materials or the need to have access to a machine shop.  Students are divided into groups to complete a variety of robot construction and programming activities.

Course Objectives

In this course, students will:

Class Materials

A $50 materials fee is included in the class tuition for the instructor to provide additional resources.

Laura Woolley

Laura studied Anthropology at Texas State University.  While attending college, she worked as a teaching assistant for Education Psychology and General Studies.  Before homeschooling, Laura was a teacher at Starbright Preschool in Austin for four years.  She has homeschooled her three children for the past 15 years.
Laura's homeschooling and other leadership roles include service on the SAIL Board of Directors, Robotics Coach for the SAIL Robotics team, Girl Scout Leader, and ten years of teaching in her homeschool co-op.  She is passionate about providing children with wonderful opportunities to realize their full potential and has dedicated most of her adult life to this single focus.  She teaches middle school courses: Middle School Engineering, Robotics, Critical Thinking, Lego Mechanisms, and Formal Logic.

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