Last Updated on October 12, 2022 by Hamna Nouman
Robotics has proven to be an appropriate activity not just in the classroom, but also after the school day has ended. Spending the entire day in a classroom is exhausting and tiring for most pupils. When the day is done, children want to do whatever it is that they truly enjoy. Learning Robotics after school can be the ideal way for STEM students to spend the rest of their leisure time.
What Exactly Are Robots And Robotics?
A robot is a well-programmed machine or equipment that performs certain tasks in response to commands/inputs. Some robots are expressly created for science and defense objectives, and they are capable of performing tasks that humans cannot. They are used to working in the most inhospitable environments on the planet. Robots perform over 90 percent of the work on a vehicle assembly line. Robotics is the technological field concerned with the design, manufacture, operation, and use of robots.
The Advantages Of Robotics And Coding After School
When we go back to our childhood, we remember being enthralled by new technology and toys. This is still a reality for today’s children, particularly when it comes to technologies, particularly robotics. According to a study done by Fatima Kaloti-Hallak, a Ph.D. student at the Weizmann Institute of Science, experimenting with robotics can excite and engage kids who struggle with a traditional school curriculum.
Building robots, programming virtual robots, and learning to code provide an advanced setting in which students learn interestingly, making it the ideal extracurricular opportunity for those children who benefit from a more hands-on approach to learning. Robotics and coding contests, such as the CRCC, are one approach to get kids more involved in STEM holiday activities outside of the classroom (Cyber Robotics Coding Competition). A robotics competition, for example, provides an outlet for children to discover and grow their STEM hobbies in a competitive and constructive environment.
Students, whether they recognize it or not, continue to acquire essential skills from learning Robotics after school is always beneficial. Learning robotics and coding skills may not be as instantly visible or tangible as fast remembering math multiplication tables, but this afterschool activity gives more comprehensive and long-term mental benefits.
Students: Spend More Time Doing What You Love!
In a study conducted by academics from Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey, and the University of Tartu, Estonia, pupils working on an after-school robotics project wanted to stay for longer than an hour’s worth of time to complete the projects they had begun working on. This indicates that students interested in robotics develop high levels of enthusiasm and endurance to work on complex projects and extend their knowledge base, even after the minimum project requirements have been satisfied.
Not only do younger age groups have a good attitude toward afterschool STEM activities, but this enthusiasm persists after secondary school and into middle and high school. After school programs for primary schools students had positive long-term effects on children and their feelings toward STEM, according to a study. Why should children be limited to doing STEM activities only during the school day if research shows that they benefit from robotics during the school day?