Science of Robots: MRIS Illuminators enjoy a robotics session

The fascinating world of robotics inspired young minds at MRIS last week when Scitech bought its Robotics workshop on campus. The hands-on workshop introduced the Illuminators (an extension group of Yr 2-6 students) to the concept of programming as a use of language, the presence of programming in our lives, the commonality of robots and possible careers in IT and robotics.

Illuminators co-ordinator and MRIS senior teacher, Julie Lockyer said students programmed Mindstorms EV3 Lego robots to solve problems using sensors. “They explored this new and future technology gaining an insight into the importance of technological literacy in their lives and future careers, “ she said. MRIS hopes to purchase EV3 robots in the near future for use in all classrooms.