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LEGO Mindstorms - Mars Expedition: Grades 3 - 5

Course Description

Explore the Red Planet with LEGO® Mindstorms and your imagination. Follow the steps NASA’s Mars Rover team took to develop a system of machines to travel to Mars and explore its surface looking for traces of life! In this workshop you and your team of fellow engineers will construct and program a Mars Rover of your own and explore the planet taking soil samples and overcoming physical obstacles. !DANGER! – you may actually find signs of extraterrestrial life forms!

Students are introduced to robotics using the LEGO® Mindstorms® kits and software. Working in teams each group of students construct a robot to conduct simulated experiments and investigate the challenges of remote, autonomous exploration. Concepts include logic, basic programming, control systems and problem solving skills.

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Extended Day Coverage (Mornings & Afternoons)
Families needing to drop off kids early or pick them up late may take advantage of TCU's Extended Coverage options. These optional coverages may be added during workshop registration and checkout. Fees are based on a weekly basis (see fees below); extended coverage for individaul days are not available for purchase.

  • Morning Extended Day Coverage (7:30am - 9:00am): +$35/week
  • Afternoon Extended Day Coverage (4:00pm - 5:30pm): +$35/week

    Lunch Policy & Coverage
    Campers registered for both a morning and an afternoon workshop during the same week, or an all day workshop will be monitored for lunch at no additional cost. Students staying all day must provide their own, non-perishable lunch and beverage (refrigeration not available). Please note that no lunches will be provided by TCU or staff.

    Ya'll Come Back! Rebate Program
    Simply register your child in more than one eligible camp workshop this summer and receive a rebate after the camp season ends. $10 rebates apply to each additional camp for each child; so, register your child for three eligible camps and receive $20 back! It's our way of saying thanks! Rebates will be processed in Fall 2018.

    Detailed information will be sent several weeks in advance of the camp

    Number of Seat(s) Available: We are sorry but the course you attempted to register for is full.

    Dates:June 11-15, 2018
    Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 12 N, 5 sessions
    Instructor:Study Center
    Fee: $199.00Fee Breakdown