The Brooklyn Robot Foundry will be hosting a special all-day event on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, beginning with a short, engaging lesson on the civil rights leader and continuing with projects based on historical events.
The kids will spend the morning creating robots complete with sound chips, allowing them to experiment with audio and motion. Afterwards, they’ll construct a large cardboard model of Washington, DC with all of its landmarks, parks, and monuments, where they’ll be able to recreate historical moments like the March on Washington. By combining these two creations, the students will have an opportunity to discuss history, as well as electronics and building.
The session runs from 9:00am-3:00pm on Monday, January 21, with an extended-day option that runs until 6:00pm. All materials will be provided by the Foundry, but the student should come with a packed lunch and snack (not containing nuts) and rain or snow gear in case the weather permits taking a break at JJ Byrne Park.