Course: Elementary STEM Robotics 101 EV3

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TPS Elementary Robotics

Goals & Required Resources

STEM Robotics 101 EV3 is both a turn-key curriculum for novice Robotics teachers and a collaboration tool for veteran Robotics teachers.

This introductory STEM Robotics master curriculum uses the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Education Core Set (hardware referred to as EV3) and EV3 Education Edition Programming Software (referred to as EV3-G; free download with purchase Core Set) to teach a full STEM Robotics course. A Home Edition of the EV3 Programming Software (does not include Data Logging and certain other Education Edition features) is available for free download here.

This STEM Robotics 101 EV3 curriculum is divided into Units, several of which contain Lessons built around the Introduction to Programming LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 curriculum (a.k.a. EV3 Trainer) from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy. A substantial preview of this product is now available free online from CMU's Robotics Academy website. 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 is supplemented by the Introduction to Programming LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3  Teacher's Guide   (EV3 Trainer Teacher's Guide ).We recommend that you purchase the curriculum and install it locally to avoid performance/bandwidth issues. This link allows you to purchase this Carnegie Mellon EV3 product.

Site Navigation & Structure

Use the "+" boxes in the left-hand Navigation Pane to quickly move through the hundreds of pages of content in the curriculum.  By clicking on any item in the Navigation Tree, that item will turn red in the tree and its content will be displayed in this right-hand pane.

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. Most 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.

This is a comprehensive master STEM Robotics curriculum. Users are welcome to customize their own curriculum by selecting only those lessons and components best suited to their skills, and the needs of their students and school (see "Make a Clone of this Course" tool below the Navigation Pane).

Scope & Sequence

The Scope & Sequence page gives a Course-at-a-Glance view that may be used as a guide for customizing the course content.

Teacher Access

Access to Assessments and Answer Keys is limited to registered teacher-users. To request an account, select the "Register" button at the top-left of this page. Registered teacher-users are encouraged to use the "Add Additional Instructional Material" and "Add Additional Assessments" Wizards located at the top-left of each lesson. Contributed content will immediately be available for other to use.

Please review the READ ME:Conventions & Layout page below for guidance on conventions and use of this site.  Registered teacher-users may also rate, tag and leave comments on the content of any page  (only visible to other teacher-users).

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