The Musée de la civilization in Quebec will once again host a robotics competition this year organized by the school boards of the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions, this Friday, April 1 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
More than a hundred students from the 3rd cycle of primary and 1st cycle of secondary school are expected to attend. The event is the culmination of classroom learning activities. In recent months, the students have notably become familiar with the use of software to program and control a robot. When they arrive at the Museum, the teams, each made up of four participants, will have to modify the programming of their prototype in order to try to meet the challenges proposed. In public, they will then put their mathematical, scientific and technological knowledge to the test.
Here is the course of the day:
9 a.m .: presentation of the challenges
12:30 p.m .: start of the competition
2:30 p.m .: awards ceremony
The taking of images, photos and interviews is possible, the parents of students having signed authorizations for this purpose. To see the students at work and feel the “excitement” of the activity (students' programming of laptops, manipulation of robots, collection of data for calculating distances, etc.), the most suitable for taking pictures and interviews is between 10h and 12h.
If you are interested in coverage of the activity, you should contact Chantal Ste-Marie to confirm your visit.