How We Work.
NATCAR provides an affordable, quality hardware/software education for high school students. We offer multiple ways to integrate the NATCAR curriculum into your school. With a low start-up cost, NATCAR offers a sensible, economical solution to schools that have limited human and financial resources
We realize every school is different. Please contact us so we can work together to find the best option for your students.
Integrate into Existing Curriculum
The labs in the kit can be used as supplemental curriculum to teach students basic concepts in electricity/magnetism and computer science. As the labs are implemented on a physical robot, it is easy for students to visualize the result of their work, and strengthen their creative problem solving skills through hands-on activities.
Add To After School Program
The labs in the kit can be used to teach robotics in an existing after school program. Due to its focus on education, the curriculum will provide students with a good basics in electrical fundamentals. With low start up costs, and a virtual mentoring system, it is a low risk, high yield investment for schools.
Create an After School Program.
We encourage students to start their own robotics club. The self- guided nature of the curriculum is a perfect fit for schools that in the past did not have the funds or the teachers to run their own robotics club. With low start up costs, and a virtual mentoring system, it is a low risk, high yield investment for schools.
Self Guided by students
The NATCAR curriculum is designed for students to work through on their own. In addition, each team will be paired with a high-performing engineering student from the UC Davis Electrical Engineering Department, who will provide assistance and guidance for challenges the students may encounter.
Google Classroom is a free web service developed by Google for schools that aim to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students
Repl.it is an online IDE designed to simplify the process of learning code for our high school students. Students are able to learn programming interactively. Mentors and teachers are able to track their progress and get an idea of their skill level.
TinkerCad is a program developed by AUTODESK to introduce students to 3d modeling and prototyping. TinkerCad is browser based, so students do not need to download or install software, and is intuitive and easy to use. Students will learn the basics of creating digital 3D models that could be printed on a 3D printer. They will work their way through several tutorials to learn the basics of the program.