The EcoBot Challenge is an opportunity for students in grades 4-8 to develop critical problem-solving skills in real-world situations that will help prepare them for 21st century jobs.
Teams must integrate math, physics and computer skills from the classroom to design and build robots that perform real-world environmental tasks. The Challenge not only reinforces the skills students learn in school, it shows them how improving those skills could help them lead productive lives.
The Greentree teams consist of 4-6 member teams working together on a Lego NXT Mindstorms robotics program. Each team has to design and build their own robot made up of Lego Mindstorms kits. They then learn to program their robots to do simple and complex maneuvers. Students meet each Tuesday from 3:15-4:30 unless otherwise noted.
Ecobot members must apply at the beginning of the school year. Applications include an essay and are carefully reviewed. Students must be in good behavioral and academic standing. Spots are very limited.
We meet each Tuesday, from 3:15-4:30. We will meet in room 401 - Mrs. S. Mitchell's room beginning 10/11/16.
The amazing teams from 2015-2016!!!
** 2011-2012 - The Unstoppables won 1st place for the district!
** 2012-2013 - We had 2 teams in the top 10 finishers out of 106 teams competing!
** 2014-2015 - We had one team finish in 5th place for the district out of over 100 teams competing!!!
If you have any questions, please email the Ecobot team sponsor/coach - Susan Mitchell
Interested in robotics? Visit Tech It Out for information about summer camps.