In this complicated world, simplifying things is a necessary survival skill. To develop this skill, children need to begin somewhere. Sorting objects according to shape and size is the simplest way to bring some sense of organization in a room full of cluttered objects. The task of sorting was this week’s challenge for the Robotics session for class IV.
It seemed to be a tedious task, but the students of class IV geared up to make it a fun activity. At the end of the lesson the children were able to successfully design a robot that sorts out things into groups of same kind using their I-Pitara kit.
This unique robot had three motors. Two of which were attached to wheels while one of the motors was attached to two acrylic arms. The programmed robot was designed to sort things according to shape and size. The arms moved sideways when the motor was connected to the remote control and picked up the similar objects, sorting them into groups.
The activity was aimed at enhancing the logical thinking of the students, while helping the employ their own motor skills, and sense of coordination. The day’s take home was -realizing the importance of orderliness in life and how to strive for it.