Curriculum and Courses

What Makes Our Courses Great

"By accurately completing robots that move, the student will learn how to better focus and strengthen their skills of observation.
Additionally, they will enhance both their creativity and spatial awareness skills through the process of repeating trial and error to create an original robot.
The content of these courses allow the student
to learn more deeply and naturally while getting lost in the fun."

Course Introduction

[ 1 year ]* For children from around 5 or 6 years old. Primary Course

The text for this course contains real-sized images of robots and parts as necessary so that students can more intuitively create their robots. Their ability to read and count will grow naturally as they memorize the names of parts and count the number of parts and mounting points.

[ 1 year 6 months ]*For elementary students Basic Course

In this course students will accurately create robots full of variety while following text and images, learning how structure and movement works. They will also gain a better understanding by answering multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions. Students will create their own unique robots while experiencing both failures and success.

[ 1 year 6 months ] Middle Course

Students participating in this course will work to create robots which are more structurally complex and move in even more interesting ways. The amount of images in the text has been reduced, causing both their obervational skills and spatial awareness to improve further. There will be more questionnaires and description-based questions and the students will be expected to explain their own ideas logically. Students will build their robots with a sense of purpose.

[ 2 years ] Advanced Programming Course

Students create robots while looking not at images showing a procedure for building a robot but rather looking at diagrams. By combining the three required factors to build an actual robot, which are an input system (sensor), control system (microcomputer), and output system (motor), they build even more autonomous and clever robots than they had ever encountered. The content of the experiments and observations become more advanced and students establish goals they want to achieve and build their robots while discussing in groups.

*This is targeted towards students who have taken the Middle Course for at least 12 months. Advancements generally happen on odd-numbered months.

Class Flow

The class is composed of building fundamentals and an application/practical part.

The Robot School program will essentially have the students build a robot in a class that will meet two times (one time is 90 minutes). Children will also be able to easily learn other things that they would like to simultaneously as they go through this class.

  1. Building Fundamentals(90 minutes)
    In this class, students will build robots which Tomotaka Takahashi Sensei designed to be used to teach while looking at text. Through building their robots while going through the process of failing, succeeding and trial-and-error, they will know how it feels once they complete the robot and also get a sense of excitement once they see it move, strengthening their interests in science and arithmetic.
    Students will experience the joy of learning through challenging themselves to make a new robot each time, and feel a sense of accomplishment and gain confidence by completing their robot.
  2. Application and Practice(90 minutes)
    Students come up with original specifications for the robots they made during Building Fundamentals thinking about such topics as what it would take to make their robot run faster or how to make it stronger. They will gain scientific knowledge such as how dynamics works as well as learn about leverage and friction while enjoying games and competitions with the new friends they've made in class.
    Students will challenge themselves to rebuild and make the robots they've built more advanced in their own original ways. This will train both their problem solving skills and converting their ideas into reality.

Other Courses and Classrooms

(3 years) From 6th year elementary students Robotics Professor Course (Robotics Professor Training Lecture)
Robotics Professor Course (Robotics Professor Training Lecture)

Meant for students who want to work in a job related to robotic engineering and students who want to learn specialized robotic engineering in the future. This course is designed so that the student naturally acquire knowledge in mathematics and physics and be able to study robotic engineering through learning programming which is a required subject for middle school and building advanced robots.

*Targeted towards those students who have completed the Advanced Programming Course as well as those who are in upper elementary to middle school.

(1 year) From 3rd year elementary students Children's Programming Classroom 
Children's Programming Classroom

Programming which children start as elementary students. They will be able to gradually learn with easy starting from the basics of how to use a computer. Every three months will consist of the cycle of going through Control, Topic, Building and Presentation. Students will go through this cycle four times over the course of a year, and will gauge their knowledge and skill acquisition. Through this learning sequence, they will train their abilities to "Think", "Judge" and "Express".