The All-Earth Ecobot Challenge is an innovative engineering competition that engages fifth through eighth grade students in complex problem-solving, while developing critical thinking skills and elevating their confidence in formulating solutions to real-world missions.
May 16, 2015
Hall E, NRG Park
FALL 2014 BUILD-IT DAYS
Each Ecobot team should make plans to attend at least 1 Build-It Day this fall. Build-It Days focus on building and developing robotic programming and engineering skills. Teams will go home having a high level of robotics skills giving them a practical application to use during their practices before focusing on the specific game table missions.
Built-It Days are open to ALL participants and are FREE but Coaches/Teachers must register their school below!
Build-It Days will feature multiple stations, fun and learning for all levels, where teams will spend time at such stations like:
Robot Non-Autonomous Maze (finely tune non-sensory navigation skills necessary for game board maneuvering)
Sensory Overload Autonomous Maze (Using sensors to navigate a maze)
Attached to Engineering (Using arm attachments for manipulation)
Battle Bots (Using blue-tooth remote technology to battle robots)
The 2015 Game Missions will be revealed in January! Practice Days focus on game-specific learning using robotic programming and engineering skills. Students practice and collaborate with other teams while learning the new challenges. Teams gain an understanding of the new game rules, how to set game pieces on competition tables, point scoring strategies and how to play BINGERDY. Teams scrimmage, practice running robot rounds and have opportunities to experience what real game conditions are like with timing, judging and scoring.
Practice Days are open to ALL participants and are FREE but Coaches/Teachers must register their school below! Make plans to prepare for Challenge Day by attending at least 1 Practice Day!
Registration will open SOON for the following Practice Days:
January 17 – Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan - 2610 Elgin, Houston, TX 77004
January 31 – HCDE (Harris County Department of Education) - 6300 Irvington, Houston, TX 77022
February 7 – Salyards Middle School - 21757 Fairfield Place, Cypress, TX 77433
February 28 – in Humble, TX
March 7 – Briargrove Elementary - 6145 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77057
April 11 – Salyards Middle School - 21757 Fairfield Place, Cypress, TX 77433
Thank you for working hard during the 2013-2014 Ecobot Season! Your Challenge Day Robotic Scores can be viewed here and your Bingerdy Final Scores here.
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