Course: Camas STEM Robotics 101

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Camas High School Robotics Engineering 101 Course. Piloting and developing EV3 course materials during 2013-14 school year. Program Website:

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This introductory STEM Robotics master curriculum uses the Lego EV3 and EV3 software to teach a full STEM Robotics course that emphasizes coding and engineering problem solving.

This curriculum is divided into 6 Units, each about 6 weeks long, and some of which contain lessons that include the "NXT Video Trainer 2.0" product from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy. (This product is now available free online from CMU's CS2N Courses site). These self-paced learning-to-program videos are supplemented with lessons on robotics technologies, explicit math and science concepts, and the Engineering Process, in order to round out a complete STEM curriculum.  This curriculum also makes use of the training video clips and modules embedded in the student editon of the EV3 software. 

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Each Unit is broken into several lessons, each of which typically include Objectives, an Instructor's Guide, Primary Instructional Material, Differentiated Instructional Material (Alternative, Extended, and Supplemental), as well as Formative and Summative Assessments. All Units end with a design-from-scratch Engineering or Group Challenge that ties together all the learning-to-date into an open-ended culminating design project.

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1. Problem solving

    a. understanding and using end effectors to solve problems

    b. understanding and using sensors to solve problems

    c. understanding and using controllers to solve problems

    d. coding to solve problems

    e. engineering design process

    f. systems thinking to solve problems

2. Technical Skills

    a. using CAD to solve problems

    b. applying learning to standardized test success

3. Soft Skills

    a. working cooperatively to solve problems



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