“The Hummingbird Robotics Kit has allowed my 5th grade students to explore the depths of their creativity while expanding their programming know-how. This was designed for students to innovate with right from the start! This kit has done wonders in the classroom!”
- James Tiffin, Jr., Director of Academic Technologies, Rochester, NY
“CREATIVITY + ROBOTICS = AWESOME! The kit made it so easy to combine their natural young creativity with a newfound interest in electronics. We have built and animated animals, made a stage that lights up and shakes, and much more.”
- Chris Craft, Middle School Teacher, Columbia, SC
“I honestly want every educator to try Hummingbirds. Watching the students faces light up when they program their robots is my favorite part of the year. You all make it so accessible and easy to teach.”
- Sarah Magner, Innovation Lab Teacher, Oakton, VA
“The Hummingbirds are so well designed that students were able to immediately start putting it together and getting it to work. It became a tool for them to tell their story about earth science. The Hummingbirds are a great way to easily introduce a hands-on component to your class.”
- Stephanie Reilly, High School Math/Science/CS Teacher, Plum, PA
“Perfect for those who want to program and personalize their own robots. This is not a kit where you follow directions and create a pre-designed robot. Every robot will be unique. Fantastic website and resources and you can reuse the parts to make new robots.”
- Zee Ann Poerio, K-8 Computer Teacher, Upper Saint Clair, PA
“I chose the Hummingbird kits because it is really just a bunch of parts that the kids can put together however they choose. I just give them some cardboard, craft supplies, and hot glue guns. They are amazingly inventive!”
- Karen Polstra, Middle School Computer Science Teacher, Greenville, SC
Thousands of classrooms are using the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.
Here’s a look inside a few of them.
Literacy and Robotics
- 5th graders at Falk Laboratory School in PA interpreted fables and then used their robots to demonstrate while they read the fables to primary students!
- Students interpret and analyze text through robotics.
- Low floor and high ceiling activity can be adjusted to readers of any level.
- Engage reluctant readers with a new take on literacy.
Human Body Systems with Robotics
- Students at Springdale Jr. High in PA used their research on the biomechanics of joint movement to create interactive models for their health & PE class.
- Research on any topic, in any subject, can lead to exciting robotics design challenges.
- Interdisciplinary explorations lead to deep subject learning.
Robot Petting Zoo
- Tony the Turtle was one pet joining a zoo created at Cedar Park Middle School, OR.
- A great way to introduce kids to robotics and engineering with construction materials that they are already familiar with.
- With the goal of “inspiring and delighting” their community, this non-competitive robotics showcase captivates every learner.