Junior Botball Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School, Undergraduate

Types:Tournament, Performance

Categories:Coding & Computer Science, Robotics, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

This interactive program was developed to teach STEM fundamentals and help students of all levels achieve subject mastery through engaging and exciting hands on robotics activities! The JBC curriculum was developed by teachers for teachers and the KISS Institute provides all educators with professional development to help ensure the successful integration of this STEM education opportunity.

The program focuses on training and empowerment of teachers so that they can teach their students how to write code and apply the engineering design process in a fun and meaningful way. Students learn through an inquiry-based curriculum that teaches discrete programming skills through challenges that demonstrate mastery of the concept. We use the activities from the curriculum for the challenges at the events.

Participants will learn how to write code in the C programming language. Learning to code improves computational thinking skills and problem solving, which both relate to improved math performance and problem solving skills. Students will also get real-life direct applications of the engineering design process. Participants gain valuable practice with; Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Collaboration, Analytical Skills, Adaptive Learning/Flexibility, Creativity/Innovation and Communication. Students must code robots to autonomously do certain tasks on robot mats. They can compete in on-site tournaments held throughout the year and then go to an international championship.

Teams earn points in the tournaments based on how well their robot performs on specific tasks.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.kipr.org/jr-botball

Managing Organization: KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

Contact:

info@kipr.org
(405) 579 4609

Entry Fee: 575

Eligibility:
Participation is open to Pre-K through 12th grade students. Public schools, home schools, private schools, charter schools, community organizations, church groups, and interested parents are all welcome to participate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

This interactive program was developed to teach STEM fundamentals and help students of all levels achieve subject mastery through engaging and exciting hands on robotics activities! The JBC curriculum was developed by teachers for teachers and the KISS Institute provides all educators with professional development to help ensure the successful integration of this STEM education opportunity.

The program focuses on training and empowerment of teachers so that they can teach their students how to write code and apply the engineering design process in a fun and meaningful way. Students learn through an inquiry-based curriculum that teaches discrete programming skills through challenges that demonstrate mastery of the concept. We use the activities from the curriculum for the challenges at the events.

Process

Participants will learn how to write code in the C programming language. Learning to code improves computational thinking skills and problem solving, which both relate to improved math performance and problem solving skills. Students will also get real-life direct applications of the engineering design process. Participants gain valuable practice with; Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Collaboration, Analytical Skills, Adaptive Learning/Flexibility, Creativity/Innovation and Communication. Students must code robots to autonomously do certain tasks on robot mats. They can compete in on-site tournaments held throughout the year and then go to an international championship.

Criteria

Teams earn points in the tournaments based on how well their robot performs on specific tasks.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.kipr.org/jr-botball

Managing Organization: KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

Contact:

info@kipr.org
(405) 579 4609

Entry Fee: 575

Eligibility:
Participation is open to Pre-K through 12th grade students. Public schools, home schools, private schools, charter schools, community organizations, church groups, and interested parents are all welcome to participate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.