Why Teach with Hummingbird?

  • The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is a tool for true interdisciplinary learning. The kit has been used to integrate robotics and computer science into subjects from English to ecology, math to music, and beyond.
  • The Hummingbird Robotics Kit has a low floor and a high ceiling. Students from fourth grade to high school use this tool to grow their creative, technical, and problem-solving skills.
  • The Hummingbird Robotics Kit was designed to break stereotypes. The kit was created to expand ideas of what robotics is, and to promote gender equality and diversity in engineering and robotics.
  • The Hummingbird Robotics Kit features ongoing research and design. The research for the kit started at Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 and still continues with teachers and students today.

Let these teachers tell you why they use Hummingbird in their classrooms!

Brett Slezak talks about how his middle school students use Hummingbird to demonstrate deep learning of content while practicing collaboration skills.

Lisa Lang uses Hummingbird across grade levels to increase student engagement.

Jayne Sweet emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and problem solving in interdisciplinary projects.

Stephanie DeLuca uses the accessibility of the Hummingbird kit to enable students to become innovators.

Erin Cawley coaches students to figure out problems on their own as they become creators of technology.