ScienceSouth Sphero Robotics Labs

Bring coding and robotics to your school with ScienceSouth + Sphero! ScienceSouth is pleased to offer a range of coding workshops for elementary and middle schools. High school programming options, including JavaScript text, coming soon! All workshops are 60 minutes in duration and can accommodate up to 30 students. Sphero bookings are limited to a maximum of two sessions per ScienceSouth visit.  Cost for one session is $360 and for two sessions is $600.

Elementary School

  • Sphero 101: Introduction to Coding and Maneuvering Sphero
    • What is coding and why do we need to learn about robots? In this introductory session, students will explore the very basics of robotics using Sphero and get a chance to write a Sphero draw program.
  • Sphero 102: Painting with Sphero
    • Students fine-tune their Sphero dexterity as they use manual drive to create a unique art piece.
  • Sphero 103: Math and the Draw Command
    • Using the data generated by their own draw command, students use Sphero to determine the perimeter of various shapes. Students will also create a draw command to navigate around an obstacle.
  • Sphero 104: Chariot Racing
    • Ancient sport meets modern technology as students engineer a device that will safely secure a chariot driver. Students test their design as they race Sphero around a track. Be careful not to crash!
  • Sphero 105: Robot Wars
    • Robot war was been declared upon the classroom. This session gives students the opportunity to think about maneuvering tactics and use their engineering skills to create armor for Sphero. Will teams actually battle it out or find common ground?

Middle School

  • Sphero 201: Introduction to Block Coding and Maneuvering Sphero
    • Students will meet Sphero, get an introduction to the process of coding, create a code using block programming, and learn about debugging.
  • Sphero 202: Building The Block Programming Skill Set
    • A conditional is an action that takes place when certain conditions are met. Students will build upon a block program and incorporate if/then/else statements. Sphero 201 required.
  • Sphero 203: Math Meets Sphero
    • Use a gyroscope to calculate rotational velocity as Sphero becomes a spinning top! Sphero 201 & Sphero 202 required.
  • Sphero 204: Chariot Racing
    • Ancient sport meets modern technology as students engineer a device that will safely secure a chariot driver. Students test their design as they race Sphero around a track. Be careful not to crash!
  • Sphero 205: Robot Wars
    • Robot war was been declared upon the classroom. This session gives students the opportunity to think about maneuvering tactics and use their engineering skills to create armor for Sphero. Will teams actually battle it out or find common ground?

For more information on these labs or to book your experience, please contact Dana Wright at dana@sciencesouth.org or 843-679-5353 ext.315.