Introduction

This course is designed for students in grades 3-4 that completed Young Scientists and Engineers 4 in Fall 2017. The 10-week long session introduces environmental science and robotics. The topics for each lesson are approximately one to two grade levels ahead of the science taught in school. Classes are structured as a half an hour of lecture and one and a half hours of lab. The lab for each class always involves hands-on experimentation or building activities.

Lessons

Here is the class outline:

1. Welcome to Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth

2. Lesson 1: Light Energy (Introduction to Environmental Science)

3. Lesson 2: Water Chemistry

4. Lesson 3: Soil Chemistry

5. Lesson 4: Global Warming & Climate Change

6. Lesson 5: Biome Research Projects and Presentations

7. Lesson 1: Introduction to Thymio

8. Lesson 2: Colors & Sensors

9. Lesson 3: States & Timers

10. Lesson 4: Drawing with Thymio

11. Lesson 5: Thymio Projects and Presentations