High School

"Move Until Sound"

Move until Dark_Ext_Colored_Ball

The attached Colored Ball Challenge requires students to pull together all the  nuances from the skills learned so far with the "Moving Straight" and "Wait Until Dark" lessons . The attached Photo shows the board layout, where the near 4x4 is flat and the far 4x4 is slightly inclined. Students will need to build a funnel-like attachment to gather the ball. The attached ColorBall NXT-G program file is a sample solution (see comments in program for explanation).

Move until Dark_Supp_Pseudocode

The attached Pseudocode Sheet Word file can be used to introduce the concept of pseudocoding at this early stage. The "Thinking About Programming" and "Planning and Behaviors" videos on the "Basics" page from the "NXT Video Trainer 2.0"  provide an introduction to programming concepts, including the use of pseudocoding.

Display Block_Video

This Display Block video was developed by Dale Yocum (Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR) as part of his NXT Tutorial series. These videos have been linked as Alternative Differentiated Instructional Material.  Students will need to sue  the Display block for the Line Counting Challenge in this lesson.

Light Sensor_Video (Advanced)

Move until Dark_Alt_Task

The attached Word file is an Alternative Instructional resource from Rich Bakala (Jefferson MS, Olympia, WA) which emphasizes written communication skills through a "Project Packet", as well as measurement and geometry skills as students lay out their own boards.

The second attached Word file is the guidelines for the "Project Packet" and the attached Excel file is a grading rubric.

Move until Dark_Video

This Light Sensor video was developed by Dale Yocum (Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR) as part of his NXT Tutorial series. These videos have been linked as Alternative Differentiated Instructional Material

Move until Dark

Have students work through the "Movie until Dark"  video lesson from the "Behaviors" page in "NXT Video Trainer 2.0" from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy.

"Move until Dark"

Sights, Sounds and Gears

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