STEAM Event: X-BOTS’ Robot makes FCPS Providence STEAM Family night fun for many kids

We had a wonderful opportunity to connect with little ones at Providence Elementary School at their annual Providence STEAM Family Night on November 17th, from 6:00-7:30pm. 

Specifically, at Providence, the lessons in the STEAM Lab center around three major ideas:

  • How to be an Innovator (someone who comes up with new ideas and new ways to do things). And how we use our Innovator Skills (see attached skills).
  • Following the Engineering Design Process – we know you are familiar with this.
  • The idea that failure is an opportunity to learn, to collect data, and to figure out how to improve.

They wanted us to share with their students and families a glimpse of what is possible at the high school level in the area of STEAM education. When they said having girls on the team would be a wonderful addition to the event, Shreya was ready to go!

We had our Forkbot on hand to demonstrate various things a Robot can do – driving around, picking up blocks, stacking them, all in a fun package built with collaboration with Actobotics. Checkout the videos.

We enjoyed meeting all the kids and families! We appreciate everyone’s patience as they had to wait for their turn – they were great! – it was super fun watching their faces light up as they enjoyed driving the Robot.  Here are some pictures and videos from the event. Enjoy!


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