Nanaimo Science has always offered robotics and coding programming to children as part of our core activities. With time, our equipment is slowly becoming outdated and we want to be able to offer each child their own laptop to work with (particularly given COVID-19 and avoiding sharing). We are also looking to increase the variety of projects we offer children, including more advanced LEGO robotics kits.
Your donations will help us provide a class-set of laptops (Chromebooks) that are recommended for student use, and up to 5 new LEGO Mindstorms kits. This equipment will also be used by our home school learners, after school programs, and our in-house LEGO First competition team.
The laptops will be very useful for other purposes as well, including educational games like "Plague Inc." our Kahoot! quizzes, and the stop motion animation films our students create.