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6th Grade Robotics
The 6W and 6G art tech classes are shown below in the videos, 6W robot exam 11-17-2022 and 6G robot exam 11-30-2022, as they run autonomous EV3 Lego robots that they programmed. Sixth graders who chose to work after school and during some of their study halls built the mechanical structures of these robots. Working in teams of 3 or 4 in art tech class, students measured and built the colored cardstock "catcher boxes" for their robots. They programmed the robots with the EV3 Classroom iPad app to use color sensors for following the edges of black lines. Each team had to develop unique code to accomplish the goal because each team's track design was different. The challenge was to program the robots to follow a line to each of 3 target objects, pick up each object, throw it into the catcher box with a forked lifter arm, and return to the base area. As you can see in the video, all eight teams in each class achieved success on their "robot exams". Excellent work, 6G and 6W!
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Mr. John Bell, Art Teacher
Mr. Bell focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and presented STREAM (Science, Religion, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) workshops at the Diocesan Teacher Conference, as well as multiple workshops throughout his years in the Diocese.