Kurn Hattin and Westminster School Work Together On Science Project
March 26, 2012 | Westminster, Vermont – The Kurn Hattin students are learning about Robotics in their science class. The robots they’re creating are made from kits purchased with a grant from the UVM Extension in Brattleboro.
There are three robotic projects. The Robogator is a robot which walks and has eyes that are sensors. When it senses movement, it approaches and opens and closes its mouth in a biting motion. The Colorsorter is a robot which identifies the color of balls that are put in its holding area. The Humanoid is a human-like robot that walks and talks. To continue Kurn Hattin’s commitment to community service, science teacher, Tom Fontaine, invited Marge Ladd’s 3rd grade class from the Westminster Center School to visit and participate in this science unit on Robotics. The visiting students worked with the Kurn Hattin 7th and 8th graders and constructed and programmed the Robogator and the Colorsorter. The visiting class enjoyed working with the older students who were visibly proud of their work and being able to share their expertise.
Pictured is Westminster Center School 3rd grader, Jack Burke working with Kurn Hattin 8th grader, Scarlet Stanhope on a Robotics assignment.
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