SGC Season 3 Registration (Middle School)

SKU: 990-Global032

For middle school students (ages 11-14), we have two exciting Events designed to build computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills. 

With your registration fee, you will choose one of the two Events to compete in:

  • littleBits Invent 4 Good: Animal Kingdom - Teams will be challenged to design an interactive museum display to educate and engage the public. Learn more >

  • BOLT: Animal Behavior - Teams will program BOLT to imitate and mimic the animal behaviors we see in the wild while completing missions designed to challenge your team. Learn more >

Please Note: 

  • You (the coach) will need to finalize your team’s registration and select the Event(s) your team would like to participate in by completing the Google form sent to the email address you provide at checkout.
  • Coaching materials will be sent to the email you provide in August. 
  • BOLT robots OR littleBits needed to complete the Events are sold separately

What You’ll Need:

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      Price:
      $75
      Sphero indi coding robot event called Visit the Zoo.

      littleBits Invent 4 Good: Animal Kingdom

      Through collaboration, and critical thinking students will unleash their inner engineer as they work to identify problems and develop solutions using littleBits and their Invention Cycle: create, play, remix, and share. Students will showcase their solutions and inventions with a creative infographic and video as part of their virtual Event submission.

      What You’ll Need:

      BOLT: Animal Behavior

      BOLT: Animal Behavior

      Students will be challenged to complete mission objectives through different programming skills including loops, conditionals, variables, and functions. Students will program BOLTs using block or text (JavaScript) programming in the Sphero Edu app. Students will demonstrate their skills in their final submission (virtual) for judging and evaluation.

      What You’ll Need:

      WHAT COACHES GET:

      Upon registration, we’ll send you everything you need to participate in the Sphero Global Challenge Season 3, including:

      • Coaching Guides
      • Team Meeting Agendas
      • Sphero Global Challenge Official Rules Book and Evaluation Rubrics
      • Sphero Community Customizable Resources and Collateral
      • And More!
      Kids coding in Sphero Robotics and STEM competition.

      Gather your Research Team

      Starting a team of real-life biologists is easy! Coaches do not need to be programmers, or even educators, to support students through the Sphero Global Challenge. Instead, act as a facilitator as students work to explore, solve problems, and unleash their creativity.

      The Coaching Guide will give you the tools and structure to guide your students through your Event. The Sphero Global Challenge is perfect for after-school programs, STEM/STEAM Clubs, school-day science blocks, or even for students to work on at home.

      Structuring Your Team

      Teams can consist of 1–5 students. After purchasing the registration, you will fill out the form to finalize registration. For larger groups of students (i.e. robotics clubs), we recommend forming multiple teams. In this case, you will need to purchase a registration for each team and finalize the registration for each team separately. Coaches are welcome to lead as many teams as they'd like.

      Team Roles

      Coaches can encourage collaboration, communication, and team building by giving students team roles to help fulfill all of the elements of the mission objectives.
      Laptop with code on the screen.
      A wrench and gear.
      Icon of a bug.
      Camera and pencil.
      List with check boxes.

      2022/2023 SEASON 3: THREE UNIQUE STEM EVENTS

      The competition, and its three unique events, are an opportunity for students to go deeper with computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills in our various STEM and coding competitions.

      Teams and individuals of all abilities will work to identify problems and develop solutions, then submit entries virtually for a chance to qualify for the Sphero World Championship in Spring 2023.

      indi: Visit the Zoo!

      littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

      SKILLS

      Students will honor a community hero while using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

      • Problem Solving
      • Algorithmic Thinking
      • Basic Coding Concepts
      • Pattern Recognition

      WHAT YOU'LL NEED

      2 Sphero indi Student Kits

      Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

      littleBits: Animal Kingdom

      littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

      SKILLS

      Students will use littleBits to design and build a wearable solution that augments and amplifies the senses while building skills in:

      • Circuitry
      • Engineering design
      • Debugging

      WHAT YOU'LL NEED

      littleBits STEAM+ Kit (recommended) or other littleBits Kit

      Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

      BOLT: Animal Behavior

      littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

      SKILLS

      Students will harness BOLT's super-sensing abilities to complete superhero missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

      • Loops
      • Conditionals
      • Variables
      • Functions

      WHAT YOU'LL NEED

      2 Sphero BOLT robots

      City Code Mat and/or Sphero Craft Pack

      littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.
      littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.
      littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

      SKILLS

      • Students will honor a community hero while using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

        • Problem Solving
        • Algorithmic Thinking
        • Basic Coding Concepts
        • Pattern Recognition
      • Students will use littleBits to design and build a wearable solution that augments and amplifies the senses while building skills in:

        • Circuitry
        • Engineering design
        • Debugging
      • Students will harness BOLT's super-sensing abilities to complete superhero missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

        • Loops
        • Conditionals
        • Variables
        • Functions

      WHAT YOU'LL NEED