Students apply technology to virus environment
STUDENTS from Greenlands State School took technology to the next level during the coronavirus pandemic, designing a robotic hand sanitiser dispenser.
Principal Kyle Low said most children were learning from home but students of essential workers were tasked with a real-world challenge.
“They were asked to design and build a hands-free device to dispense hand sanitiser to students, staff and visitors, using Lego EV3 Robots,” Mr
Low said. “The students needed to use a design thinking process of empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test.
“Using the Lego EV3 Robots allowed students to have a go at designing and not be afraid of failing as all kids are used to building and pulling apart Lego,”
Student Thane Hill said it was a difficult task to conquer, but the different skills of students proved a handy aspect.
“Darcy’s skills at building definitely came in handy and
Eli was great at programming. It was a real team effort,” Thane said.
The Lego EV3 robots are part of the school’s technology program. The equipment is designed to foster 21st-century learning skills.