New this year, WRECK will be available to 3rd through 6th grade students!
WRECK (Whittier Robotics and Engineering Club for Kids) is an amazing amount of fun and also a great way to learn interesting engineering and robotics concepts (without even realizing it!). For those not familiar, WRECK is a PTA run program and is offered to 3rd through 6th graders. Utilizing Lego WeDo kits (3rd and 4th) and new Lego EV3 Mindstorms kits (5th and 6th), we will give interested boys and girls an introduction to robotics and programming. The classes will start with learning basic principles and will culminate in a final project that should be challenging and rewarding. The kits for the 5th and 6th graders are the same as those used at Herrick for their robotics club so the students will be primed to continue this journey into middle school.
With the addition of the 5th and 6th grade program this year, WRECK will be split into two sessions, a fall session for 3rd and 4th grade students, and then a winter/spring session for 5th and 6th grade students. In order to expand the program, we are charging a nominal fee of $50/student this year for each session. Each session is limited to 20 students so signup soon!