My current plan for my project for my Internship is going to be teaching some 1st-3rd graders how to build robots. This will be fun for them, and a good way for me to learn how to better teach this. I am also hoping that I will be able to take the robot that I teach and then build it myself and bring it to the LINK exhibition and show it off. My project is going to be super fun because I will be able to be sharing a passion with students that are already super passionate, which hopefully will be fun. I am anticipating that I will not be able to do much teaching to begin the internship because Sarah won't trust be with them to start, but as she see's me intact with them hopefully it will get better. I am concerned that not much will be happening with robots, since I will be interacting with students mostly. However, I am super excited, and I can't wait to start. My mentor is Sarah Margoles, a educator at the Power House. She is a biologist who got her degree in Seattle. I can't wait to see how this past of education will help her at the Pow, or if it will at all. She also has a masters in teacher, which will be amazing to learn from.
My actual project was a AI of a T Rex that is capable of hunting, eating, sleeping, rage, and scenting. This was quite complex, and involved hours of programming done both at the Pow and at home. I also designed a lesson plan to go along with a EV3, and although I was not able to teach the lesson, I was able to teach many other lessons. I think that the experience that I received from these and the learning that I got from Sarah, Leesha, and Anja will have been enough to teach the lesson. I was amazed by the things that I learned and what I gained from the experience.