LEGO Robotics Kit Lets Kids Code Their Way to Mars
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LEGO Mindstorm robots have worked, over the years, to get kids interested in science and programming. LEGO Education, a division of Denmark’s LEGO, unveiled a new system called WeDo 2.0 that continues with this effort, and helps teach children about engineering, technology and coding. The system contains hardware and software that give elementary school children more than 40 hours of projects to create.
The LEGO robotics that comes with WeDo 2.0 is a wireless and tablet-ready system that is designed for a younger crowd than LEGO Mindstorm products which are geared more toward middle and high school students. The lessons of the WeDo 2.0 correlate to educational standards in physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences, and engineering. The lessons are geared towards students in second through fourth grade to solve real-world science problems.