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Those Crazy Robots - Day 4

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


Day 4: What are sensors?

Resources

Materials Needed:

  1. Lecture / PPT on sensors (TR)
  2. Built Lego robot
  3. Mindstorm program
  4. Black line of tape (or several, depending on the size of the class)

Part IV: Three sensors of Lego robots

  1. Teacher PPT on sensors
  2. Students break into groups of three:
    1. programmer (working on computer)
    2. Expert (reads the tutorial)
    3. technician (handles the robot).
      • All students contribute to the programming and calculating. Students switch roles for each chore
  3. Students use Lego tutorial to program a robot how to reach a wall and stop when it touches the wall
  4. Students use the tutorial to figure out how to follow a black line on the ground
  5. The teacher shows how to program in a sound sensor that utilizes the clapping motion to turn the robot a 90º to the right
  6. At end, write in journal and reflect on teamwork


Assessments

Learning Log entry

What's Next? > History is the Key

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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

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