Welcome to Ridgemont Elemetary's chapter of the Fort Bend Computer Coding Club(FBC3)! Also known as the Computer and Robotics Club. This year, we are meeting bi-monthly on Mondays in the sponsors' rooms and Computer 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 for students to 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 Scratch,
which allows students to create animations or even their own video game. 5th Graders may participate in local and district Robotics competitions. They 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.