Lead and Deadwood high school students have shown enthusiasm for a new robotics class, with enrollment more than quadrupling from last school year (14 students) to the 2015-2016 school year (61 students), reports the Black Hills Pioneer.
School officials describe the class as an egineering course in which students get no step-by-step directions but instead must plan how to assemble robots and design them to do desired tasks or movements. Students start with basic kits from Legos, then move up to more complex systems.
The class teaches several skills, including planning with the knowledge of likely failure, problem-solving strategies, working as a team and moving concepts from paper sketches to real-life applications.
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