Technology

Moving Straight_Video

This Move 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

Moving Straight_Ext

The attached PowerPoint file contains an Differentiated InstructionMaterial  Extended Challenge for the "Moving Straight" lesson.  Students must program a series of Move Blocks and incorporate the use of the Sound block.  Students should calculate the Move block Duration parameters  and show their proportional math. 

Note: a consistent starting position is important in order to successfully the final step.

Moving Straight

Have students work through the "Moving Straight"  video from the "Behaviors" page in "NXT Video Trainer 2.0" from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy.

Using the NXT Programming Software

Have students watch the "Using the NXT Programming Softwarer"  video from the "Basics" page in "NXT Video Trainer 2.0" from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy.

Straight Ahead

Introduction to Gear Trains

The attached photo shows the construction of the example gear train for this lesson.

Straight Ahead

NXT Firmware (incl. Summative Assessment)

This PowerPoint presentation containing embedded multiple choice questions for Formative Assessment may be used in place of the Primary Instructional Material.

NXT Quick Start & 5-Step Programming Guides

The attached pdf files of the NXT Quick Start Guide and 5-Step Programming Menu (form the NXT User Guide, p.21) may be useful resources for the NXT Software: On-Brick 5 Step Programming lesson/lab.

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