Norwin School District received a $59,000 grant from The Grable Foundation for the School District’s "Robotics on the Hill" program at Hillcrest Intermediate School.
The grant provided Lego Mindstorms “EV3” robotics kits for all fifth- and sixth-grade students to use this school year. The robots allow students to create and command robots with touch sensor, color sensor, infrared sensor and more than 550 LEGO elements.
Students can follow the step-by-step 3-D building instructions to create robots and bring them to life with an icon-based programming interface. A remote control can allow students to command their robot and attempt challenging missions.