Hands on learning has been proven to aid students in grasping what they are taught in the classroom. A study compared the tests of 8th graders. Half of the students engaged in hands-on learning and the other half did not. The students who did not engage in hands-on learning were 1.5 times more likely to fail then the students who did. It is evident that there is a trend between performance and hands-on learning. Through robotics programs students are able to apply the knowledge in class to real-world applications. In addition, further research has discovered ,”Educational robotics has been shown to support applied mathematics and physical science learning as well as problem solving.” Students learn the engineering design process as they brainstorm, sketch, and purpose ideas to the rest of the group. Students apply their math skills when budgeting, fundraising, programming, measuring, etc. Lastly, students integrate many physics principles and other physical sciences when creating a robot. Furthermore, robotics takes learning to the next level as students are able to apply what they have learned. This improves a students overall performance in school as well as helps develop essential skills they will need for future careers. However, building a robot isn’t the only part of our robotics programs. In both MATE and Robot Drone League students have to write up a technical document/ engineering notebook explaining their team’s approach to the problem and an explanation of their design. In addition, both of our robotics programs include an engineering presentation teaching students presentation and communication skills. These presentations also allow teams to share their accomplishments and product with other people. Even for students not wanting to go into science or math related fields there are many other opportunities. There are members who are in charge of fundraising and budgeting money, community outreach, social media, graphic design, etc. The possibilities of what you can learn and the accomplishments you achieve are endless.