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Discovery Experience 3 – Those Crazy Robots The students will understand how sensors work by incorporating them on a Lego Robot.

STANDARDS   ADDRESSED

SCIENCE

ELA READING

ELA WRITING

ELA SPEAKING/

MATH

TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

LISTENING

 

 

SC.6.2.1

LA.6.1.2 - LA.6.2.3

LA.6.4.1

LA.6.6.1

MA.6.2.2-MA.8.1.3

CTE.4.2.3

SC.7.1.1

LA.7.2.1 - LA.7.2.2

LA.7.4.1

LA.7.6.1

MA.6.2.1-MA.8.4.3

CTE.5.2.2

SC.7.1.3

LA.7.2.4

LA.8.4.1

LA.8.6.1

MA.8.3.2

 

 

LA.8.2.1 - LA.8.2.2

 

 

MA.7.1.1

 


Time Allotment: 4-5 days

Day 1: (Building the robot)

Materials Needed:

Resources
  1. Lego robot kit
  2. Instructions to build an EducatorBot
  3. Role Cards for building (TR)
  4. Teamwork evaluation sheet (TR)
  5. Resource for tutorial on how to build a Lego Robot
  6. Student Learning Logs
  7. Roadmap to the Rescue (from Unit Introduction)


Procedure:

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  1. Highlight step 3 of Roadmap to the Rescue and state lesson objective
  2. Students are given the instructions and told to build the Lego robot as shown in the kit instructions
    • Students are to work in groups of three to four as a team.
    • Signs should be made for each of the roles each students will play:
      1. Manager - one who reads the instruction
      2. Parts Specialist - person(s) who find(s) the pieces
      3. Constructor - person who puts the pieces together
    • Roles (and signs) will switch every three steps in the instruction until the robot is completed
      • Recommended: Use instructions found in the LEGO robotics kit if needed,  there are designs that can be used:
  3. Fill out the Teamwork Evaluation sheet (TR) once the robot is completed
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  5. Students will write in the student log about their participation as a team member and how their group worked as a team.
    1. Reflect on how the team worked together, what they learned, any problems they had and how they solved them
    2. Other questions could include: “What was your favorite role and why?” “What was the most difficult part about working together?” “Did everyone share equally in all the work? Explain.”

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Contact Info

  • Kathleen Letsky, Curriculum Specialist
  • Nathan Patia, STEM Specialist
  • Salvador Cabusi, Technology Specialist
  • Robot Invasion
  • Krause Family Foundation
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Tel: 808.778.1265

The Krause Family Foundation: ‘Alana Ke Aloha

  • ‘Alana Ke Aloha places relationship at the heart of all learning.  We create and support projects that engage participants’ imagination, collaboration, and problem solving toward a healthy planet.
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