Science

Move until Near

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 Touch_ALT_Task

The attached alternative Wait_until_Touch lesson/challenges Word file from Rich Bakala (Jefferson MS, Olympia, WA) emphasizes technical reading and measurement skills as students interpret directions and lay out their own extended challenge boards.

Move until Touch Video

This Wait 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 Differentiated Instructional Material to their corresponding sections in STEM Robotics 101. This Wait Block video covers waiting for a touch sensor or ultrasonic sensor and more.

Move until Touch

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

Sound-Activated Robo-Dragster

The attached PowerPoint presentation compares the Scientific Method and the Engineering Process, then provides an Engineering Challenge (Sound-Activated Robo-Dragster).

Move Until Sound_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 and provide geometric calculations for 3 extended challenges.

Move Until Sound

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

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.

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