|Name of Activity||Rat Race|
|Keywords||NXT, 1 Hour Total, vehicle, car, obstacle, obstacle course, contrasting colors, sound, sound sensor, constraints|
|Grade Level||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9+|
|Time||1 Hour Total|
|Brief Description||Students will program their NXT vehicles through an obstacle course. The instructor
should be creative in making an obstacle course. The obstacle course can include a
contrasting colored floor, narrow passages that force students to design a compact car,
sounds that require students to use sound sensor, and walls that cars need to avoid.
|Lesson Objectives:||To learn about programming in NXT.|
|Materials Needed:||NXT kits.
Computers running LEGO MINDSTORMS.
Obstacle course, be creative in inventing a fun obstacle course for students to program and design their car to get through.
|Preparation and Set Up:||Set up an obstacle course, it can be very simple to complex depending of the level and experience of the students.|