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Teaching 4-H Challenge-Based Robotics   arrow

Learn how to run a challenge-based robotics program in your community through this series of videos and resources for 4-H agents and robotics coaches.

Unit 1 – Marshmallow Catapult Challenge

Challenge Video Overview

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Unit 2 – a-MAZE-ing Challenge

Challenge Video Overview

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Unit 3 – Mountain Climb Challenge

Challenge Video Overview

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Unit 4 – Sumo Challenge*

Challenge Video Overview

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Unit 5 – Joust Challenge*

Challenge Video Overview

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Unit 6 – Line Following Challenge

Challenge Video Overview

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*Requires competitor

Contest Opportunities

Coach Resources

Coach Training Resources

Program Management Resources

  • Program Overview (.docx/.pdf)- Document giving a program overview, along with expectations for participation,for new families
  • New Member Interest Form (.docx/.pdf)- Interest form to be completed by new families to help program managers organize teams
  • Participation Contract (.docx/.pdf) – Contract that youth participants and parents sign when accepted into the program
  • Kit Check-Out Form (.docx/.pdf) – Form to use for coaches who check out robotics kits for use

Assessment and Evaluation Resources

  • End-of-Year Member Survey (.docx/.pdf)- Sample survey for members to help program managers improve the program.
  • Member Self-Assessment (.docx/.pdf) – Form for youth to fill out to gauge their own performance
  • Coach Observational Assessment – Observational assessment tool for coaches to use to evaluate youth skills, behavior and growth

Recruitment and Marketing Resources