Boys and girls will have a blast learning to build and program robots to perform various tasks. This hands-on class turns STEM principles into child's play with emphasis placed on basic mechanics and engineering. Students will build beginning to more complex machines, collaborate with other students and compete in challenges to complete specific tasks with classmates. Students in class advance at their own pace and may register for continuing sessions in this year-round program. This class has a natural pathway into local and national competitions, should students desire to pursue robotics beyond the classroom. The instructor has coached competitive elementary, middle and high school robotics teams for 12 years.