Welcome to Ridgemont Elemetary's chapter of the Fort Bend Computer Coding Club(FBC3)! Also known as the Computer and Robotics Club. We meet on Tuesdays in the computer lab or science lab, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. We are very grateful to Schlumberger and The Fort Bend Education Foundation who support FBC3 across the District.
The purpose of the Computer and Robotics Club is to develop students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through computer coding projects and robotics competitions. Our goal is that students learn important lifelong qualities such as teamwork, leadership, problem solving, and boost self confidence.
4th and 5th grade students learn the basics of computer programming with different programs. They use block code in Turtle Art to create their designs. Scratch
allows students to create animations or even their own video game. In Robotics competitions, students also program a robot to maneuver through an obstacle or perform a feat. Learning to code is like learning a new language, and understanding this language will open up many possibilities for jobs of the future.
2nd and 3rd graders learn the fundamentals of coding using colors and concrete objects which help develop abstract and critical thinking skills.