• Robotics Club

    Robotics Club

Question, Imagine, Create, Test!

Using Lego Mindstorms, VEX Robotics kits and cardboard, Science World engineers ages 8-14 design, build, code and test robotic solutions to locally relevant needs that they recognize. These needs are explored within various scenarios such as an earthquake in the Lower Mainland, or a large storm in Stanley Park. While having fun with robotics, students develop STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & design, mathematics) related skills such as creative problem solving, logic and collaboration.

Join a team and work together to build and program a robot. Courses are 6 sessions long for regular clubs and 19 sessions long for the Advanced Robotics Team. Level I is for beginners and doesn't require any previous experience with Robotics. For participants in Level II or our Advanced Team, some previous experience with VEX® Robotics and/or any computer programming is strongly recommended.

Apply for a Bursary!

Thanks to support from SCWIST, the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, we are able to offer bursaries to female students who could otherwise not afford to attend our club programs. Bursaries subsidize 50%-100% of the registration fees as needed. Children awarded a bursary will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the supporting company before the end of their camp week.

*For any questions regarding the bursary application process, please contact our Youth Program Specialist.

Programs Offered

LEGO® Mindstorms®

For ages 8–9

Saturdays 10am–2pm (6 sessions)

Terms available: January 2020

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VEX® Robotics I

For ages 9–10

Sundays 10am–2pm (6 sessions)

Terms available:  January 2020

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VEX® Robotics II

For ages 10–12

Sundays (Fall 2019) 10am–2pm (6 sessions)
Saturdays (Spring 2020) 10am–2pm (6 sessions)

Terms available: November 2019 or April 2020

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Advanced Robotics Team

(VEX® Robotics III)

For ages 11–14

Sundays 3pm–5pm (19 sessions)

Term available: SOLD OUT

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Program Details

Science World Members: $270 Regular Clubs  |  $475 Advanced Team
General Public: $300 Regular Clubs  |  $525 Advanced Team

*Space is limited to 16 participants

What's VEX® Robotics?

The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. Complete program details can be found here. 

What's the Advanced Robotics Team?

The Advanced Robotics Team will work together to create robots for specific challenges and test their designs among other teams in the area. We use the VEX IQ robotics system and will be participating in Robot Nights. These are friendly and casual meets where students from the lower mainland test and showcase their VEX IQ designs on the various challenges present at the venue. These Robot Nights are held at local Vancouver secondary schools. Complete program details can be found here.

What's LEGO® Mindstorms®?

The Lego Mindstorms series of kits contain software and hardware to create customizable, programmable robots. They include an intelligent brick computer that controls the system, a set of modular sensors and motors, and LEGO parts from the Technics line to create the mechanical systems. Complete program details can be found here.

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