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Lego Robotics

Applied ICT & logic workshop
in a fun coding environment for primary students
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An interactive hands-on STEM workshop designed to demonstrate how a robot really works.

This engaging workshop offers students a chance to learn real time programming in a fun atmosphere. 
Using laptops and the Lego Mindstorms robots, students are asked to complete a variety tasks whilst learning about basic programming. The programming itself is based on Lego's easy understand computer program, whereby students intuitively use the simple 'drag and drop' icons to form their code. Students are guided step by step by experienced presenter on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound.

Working in pairs or threes, students are guided step by step on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound. The school workshop concludes with students creatively programming their own robots to perform a short dance routine or another separate fun challenge chosen based on student's abilities and interests.

This performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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I liked that the varied levels challenged the kids and kept them on task! Very hands on and age appropriate. The students thoroughly enjoyed the incursion. A very worthwhile day!

St Patricks Kogarah; Lego Robotics visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Digital Technologies
  • Explore and use a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data (ACTDIK007)
  • Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them (ACTDIP010)
  • Explain how developed solutions and existing information systems meet common personal, school or community needs, and envisage new ways of using them (ACTDIP012)
  • Investigate how digital systems use whole numbers as a basis for representing all types of data (ACTDIK015)
  • Design, modify and follow simple algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition) (ACTDIP019)
Lego robot coding on a laptop computer

Australian Curriculum Outcomes (ACARA)

  • Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions (ACSIS054)
  • Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066)
  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE083)

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and the influence of science and technology based on reason (ST2-3VA & ST3-3VA)
  • describes ways that information solutions are designed and produced, and factors to consider when people use and interact with information sources and technologies (ST2-15I)
  • describes systems used to produce or manufacture products, and the social and environmental influences on product design.

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Engaging for students!

Specific tasks that are possible (based on student ability)

- Use motors to accelerate, brake, reverse in the correct sequence
- Vary motor power to perform a point and curve turn
- Use loop based programming to drive the robot in a square
- Clear a table of light obstacles using a basic programming sequence.
- program the robot to stop on the sound of a loud hand clap.
- Use a light sensor to detect light levels in the room.
- Use logic based programming to make the robot follow a black line.
- Use a touch sensor or ultrasonic sensor to detect a solid wall
- program the robot to react to differing light levels in the room.
- Use a combination of motors and light detectors to hit a golf shot
- Determine the correct force required to score an ice hockey goal
- Negotiate a maze of solid objects
- Sensor calibration
   .....and more (it's only limited by time and imagination!)


  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • 10 tables needed.
  • Access to at least 2 electrical power sockets with a wide floor space.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 90 minutes. Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes


  • $450 inc. GST per 90 minute workshop (this works out at $15 per student). 
  • For a 2.5 hour workshop the cost is $720 inc. GST per individual class per day  (this works out at $24 inc GST per student)
  • For a full day for an individual class the cost is $990 inc. GST (this works out at $33 inc GST per student)
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school.
Free 30 minute teacher PD video conference with 2 or more booked science workshops.

We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.

For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

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