Robotics students have a 'stemtastic' time

Kids gain insight into science and technology by having fun with toys they made themselves


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  • Liam Kearns and Joseph Veltri enjoying their BattleBots (Photo provided)




  • Karla Veltri testing her Pom-Pom Launcher (Photo provided)




  • Fallon Killilea making Glow-In-Dark Slime (Photo provided)




  • Battlebots in action (Photo provided)




— Kids were innovators in training at a STEM workshop held Dec. 27 at Robotics4U in Florida.

During the two-hour workshop, they made four products: Battlebots, Pom-Pom Lauchers, Stemtastic Cars, and Glow-In-Dark Slime.

They learned the chemistry of what makes things glow in the dark, and the physics behind their Pom-Pom Launchers. They applied Newton's Third Law of Motion when making their balloon Stemtastic cars. They discovered how a partially off-balance motor vibrates their Battlebots.

The youngsters were excited to know the science behind the vibrations of their parents' cell phones and their own electric toothbrushes.

After having fun with their self-made toys, they walked out of the workshop and into their life with greater insight into the world of science and technology.

Robotics4U offers robotics classes at three levels of engineering programs: junior, apprentice and senior.

For more information visit robotics4ucenter.com, email robotics4ucenter@gmail.com, or call 554-3106.

Related storyPlease see related story at chroniclenewspaper.com:

"Kids become engineers at Robotics4U"






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