Effective, engaging, enjoyable education
Microbric’s educational products open up the world of computer science, coding, engineering and STEAM to students and teachers. Created with the classroom environment in mind, our products help teachers deliver curriculum outcomes without breaking the budget.
The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for teaching kids STEM, computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.
Coding that’s tangible
Robots bring computer science to life. Unlike on-screen only coding, robots let kids really see their programs working. Programmable robots provide kids with instant, tangible feedback by allowing them to test in the real world as they go.
Using Edison, students can learn the fundamentals of coding as they progress through three different programming languages, including drag-and-drop icon-based programming all the way through to coding in a vertical text-based language.
Education that’s meaningful
The versatility of the Edison robot makes it a brilliant tool for teaching a wide range of subjects. Build and invent using Edison as the programmable base for an incredible range of engineering and STEM projects using the EdCreate construction kit and any other LEGO brick compatible building system.
Integrating Edison into your classroom is easy with our free teaching resources designed to help educators unlock robotics and coding to get the most out of Edison. All of our resources, including lesson plans, teacher’s guides and student worksheet sets, are free to download and licenced under Creative Commons.
Whybricks is an educational construction set that helps bring physical science concepts to life for students and teachers.
Making physical science tangible
The Whybricks kit helps students make tangible sense of topics that can otherwise feel abstract. Whybricks supports students to explore physical science and engineering phenomenon in an engaging, hands-on, minds-on way.
Whybricks is supported by a complete set of free educational resources tied to key physical science and engineering learning objectives. Each self-contained activity delivers meaningful educational outcomes. Intentionally flexible, the lessons can be delivered in any order to help introduce concepts, solidify understanding, or explore a particular topic further.
Inquiry-based hands-on, minds-on learning
Inquiry-based lessons help teachers transfer agency over learning to students. Diving into interesting ‘why’ questions drives students on an investigative learning journey, exploring different aspects of physical science and engineering.
Through each investigation students will:
- encounter facts (for example, Newton’s second law is mathematically expressed as F=ma),
- exercise a scientific mindset (for example, making observations by answering ‘what do you notice?’ and developing questions by considering ‘what do you wonder?’),
- participate in scientific and engineering practices (for example, by planning and carrying out an experiment or by developing and iterating a design), and
- make real-world connections between the world around them and the material they are learning.