Foreword by the President of WRO Hellas
The big celebration of STEM and Educational Robotics is here! This year marks 17 years in the effort to introduce educational robotics as well as STEM methodology into compulsory education. This year’s Panhellenic Competition is organized for the 9th consecutive year by WRO Hellas with Strategic Partner COSMOTE and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religion.The organization of a major event such as the Panhellenic Educational Robotics Competition requires experience and know-how that WRO Hellas has acquired and offers completely free of charge in terms of participation in the service of the educational community.Through the competition, the introduction of educational robotics, as well as the wider STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) methodology, into the official education system is sought. The Panhellenic Competition is a unique way for young students to understand natural sciences, programming and
automation, learn to think like engineers, develop their problem-solving ability and expand their creativity.
During their preparation for the competition, the students, with the guidance of their teachers-coaches:
● form teams (teamwork)
● study the relevant literature and experiment (critical thinking)
● explore the science of engineering (engineer thinking)
● face challenges and propose solutions (problem solving).
By exploring these skills in a hands-on and participatory way, children develop
supplies they need today and for the future, whatever their career choice
and if they follow.
The elements that make up the new competition include the following innovative changes:
● Single theme for all ages
● The introduction of simple machines
● The introduction of measurements in Primary.
Overall, the Panhellenic Competition supports STEM as a methodology for compulsory education and defines the ways in which students will acquire the skills of the 21st century. At the end of the competition, the educational community – from Kindergarten to High School – is invited to participate in the competition to respond to the convergence of Greece with technologically developed countries.
At the same time, as part of the Panhellenic Educational Robotics Competition, free training seminars will be held for the coaches of the teams that will participate in the competition. The educational seminars will be held remotely.
The Panhellenic Educational Robotics Competition is aimed at students of all school levels from all over Greece. Different educational goals are set for each level, and therefore different competition categories and competition criteria.
The elements that make up the new competition include the following innovations:
- Single theme for all ages
- The introduction of simple machines
- The introduction of measurements in Primary
A smart city is where traditional networks and services are made more efficient by using digital solutions for the benefit of its residents and businesses. A smart city goes beyond using digital technologies to make better use of resources and lower emissions.
It means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water and waste provision and more efficient ways of lighting and heating buildings. It also means a more interactive and responsive city administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an aging population.
Evolve my City with the simple machines
Think and look for the characteristics of the
city you would like to live in and make your
models. Your team needs to work on a project with at least 3 mechanisms that use simple machines and an
electric motor connected to the battery case described in the equipment materials.
Smart Cities – Smart Cities (Open Category) | 3rd-6th grade
A smart city is a technologically modern urban area that uses different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect specific data.
Parallel category Municipal Football 2×2
2×2 Football is aimed at Primary School students. In this game 2 opposing alliances consisting of 2 remote-controlled robots each, chase a ball, on a specially designed table (soccer field). The goal of each alliance is to win the game by scoring more goals than their opponents.
Beginners – Advanced
This year’s test has as its main objective the connection of abstract scientific knowledge with the daily life of the students and highlighting the importance of the role of the principles of engineering in the modern way of life.It is also important to understand the historical course of formation of this way of life and the important place held in this process by the invention of simple machines. The above is sought to be achieved by highlighting the relationships of abstract scientific concepts such as “force”, “motion”, “friction”, “pressure” with the operating principles of simple machines and the need of people to make their lives easier.
All six simple machines included in the test (wedge, inclined plane, lever, wheel, and pulley) have been used for thousands of years, and the physics behind several of them was quantified by the Greek philosopher Archimedes (ca. 287–212 BC). ). When used together and combined, these machines can create an even greater mechanical advantage for humans, as in the case of a bicycle or a car.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Vocational Senior High School
The city of my dreams – Smart City (Open Category)
This category invites the students and teachers of EPA.L. to inspire, design and build robotic machines, mechanisms, components, automation, miniature factories or parts of miniature factories, which:
- They will help in the proper functioning of the cities
- They will improve living conditions in cities
(**The number of entries equals the number of teams you wish to register. You can find the parental consent form below and add it to your completed form, one for each student. You will have the printed form with you on the day of the competition to submit to the officials.)