Tickle My Droid

This unit reflects the Victorian Digital Curriculum which is a central initiative for STEM teaching in schools. It aims to foster students’ critical thinking skills (such as computational thinking and logical reasoning) as a means to understanding, communicating and solving a problem individually and collaboratively. Students learn to control Sphero SPRK+ robots on Mars. They work in groups to analyse a problem, design a solution and evaluate their success.

  • Offline, students plan a path for a survey mission on Mars, and consider co-ordinates, angles and bearings, fractions and percentages at each way point of their survey in order to reach the next.
  • Online, students work in teams, discovering the capabilities of their survey robot, coding their planned survey mission, deploying their robot and creating equations describing the performance of the robot from the results of the survey.
  • Outreach program only available to Victorian Government Schools

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1 class per booking, may be booked as a pair with a related course. 24 students maximum, minimum 12.

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$10 per student (plus GST). Interstate and international students P.O.A. Please ask whether your school is eligible for a subsidy. Combined with a second program, $20 per student plus GST.

Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Offsite maximum of 2 classes.

5/6 classes may be teamed with Expedition to the M.A.R.S. Base; 7/8/9 may be teamed with The Stars in Your Life.

To make a full day, book two classes to pair.