Robotics at DPS with Level 5 & 6

In term 4 we begin with a series of tutorials and activities aimed at revealing young minds to the inner workings of robotics in the real world.

Every lesson reflects on an actual application in the real world using electronic components and programming.


Here are some activities that I  use to introduce grade 5 and 6 students to basic connectivity, electricity, and resistors using LEDs, breadboards, and resistors:

  • Lighting an LED: This is a simple activity that students can do to learn how to connect an LED to a circuit and make it light up.
  • Controlling the brightness of an LED: This activity teaches students how to use resistors to control the amount of current that flows through an LED and make it brighter or dimmer.
  • Building a simple circuit: This activity teaches students how to connect multiple components together to build a simple circuit.
  • Troubleshooting circuits: This activity teaches students how to identify and fix problems in electronic circuits.

Robotics is a rapidly growing field that is becoming increasingly important in our society. With the advancement of technology, robotics is becoming an essential skill in various fields, from engineering and manufacturing to medicine and agriculture. Therefore, it's crucial to prepare our children for this digital age by teaching them robotics skills from an early age. 

Some primary schools in Australia are now offering robotics classes to their students and we, at DPS, are thrilled to offer this opportunity to our students.

These classes aim to teach children the basics of robotics and how to program and control robots. This exciting and hands-on approach to learning not only engages children's interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) but also helps them develop essential skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

In these classes, children learn to build and program robots using various tools and materials. They are encouraged to experiment and come up with their unique ideas to solve challenges. The robots used in these classes range from simple and basic ones, like a maze-solving robot, to more complex units using Arduino boards.