Hi.

I am completely new to Mindstorms and could use some direction.

I am hoping to start up an after school Mindstorms group at my kids' elementary school because I think it would be great for my 8 year old (and the other kids of course ; ).

I have tons of questions that I suspect have been discussed elsewhere. I could use guidance about where to look.

Questions include:

Is 8 years old about the right starting age? (Would be Year 3 here in UK)

How many kids in the club would be about right?

How many kids working together with a set?

Adult to child ratio, assuming the kids are from 8-11?

What skills are most useful in the adult leaders? (I have one technically oriented guy who already works at the school who is interested in helping, but he would be starting from scratch like I will).

What materials are needed for a starting group? (How many of X or Y item per child/small group)

Does each small working group need access to a separate computer throughout the session?

Should we aim for NXT 3.0 or 2.0?

Etc. Etc. I'm sure there are lots of questions I don't even know to ask.

Many thanks in advance for any help!

Jess