• Learning Robotics via FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

    Recorded as 0th period

    Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

    Pass/Fail grade 

    Note: Registration for this course will be in early Nov. after you have been accepted on the robotic team.


    1) Instructor approval/application

    2) Current member of the BHS robotics team.

    3) Be able to attend class in the evening from 6 to 8 pm every 2 weeks from Sept. through Dec.  Starting in January attend meetings Wednesday and Friday , 4 pm to 8 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm for 7 weeks.  Credit will be given for 2nd semester, but the class starts meeting in Sept.  A minimum of 75 hours of participation is required.

    4) Participate in at least one robotics competition.  


    This course is designed to introduce students to basic robotics through experiential learning and the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition using various robotics platforms. The course curriculum integrates all four STEM disciplines and includes problem solving, teamwork, time management, and project management skills development. Objectives of this course include: (1) Introduce students to programming mobile robots (2) Model and use the design and engineering process (3) Apply new knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems to build a robot (4) Experience at least one team robotics competition. By the end of the class, students should be able to design, simulate, build, and program a robot.