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Name of Activity Wedo Cars Emily Lai, Emily Naito Wedo, Car, LEGO, Robotics LEGO Building K, 1, 2 2 Hours Total Part 1: Students create their own cars using the pieces in the Wedo kit. Part 2: Students follow a set of pictoral instructions to construct a car using the Wedo kit pieces. – Introduce students to building vehicles using unfamiliar Wedo pieces Wedo kits Pictoral instruction handouts (Part 2) – Arrange students in pairs – Print out enough copies of the handouts for each pair of students Familiarity with the wheels/axles/other unique Wedo kit pieces Part 1: – Show students which parts in the wedo kits will be used as wheels – Show students how to attach the wheels to axles and then to the body of the car – Distribute Wedo kits to pairs of students – Build the cars Part 2: – Have students disassemble cars from part 1 – Distribute handouts to pairs; explain what order the pictures go in – Build cars according to instructions https://plus.google.com/photos/111228734087626356470/albums/5655917938991481009?banner=pwa Robotics in Motion

Name of Activity Grab Bag Magnetism Investigation David Stack and Jessica Swenson Magnetism, non-lego, science, hypothesis Non-LEGO 5 1 Hour Total Students investigate whether a material is magnetic or non-magnetic to learn the properties of magnetism. Understand similar properties that make something magnetic. One magnet and grab bag per group. Grab bag includes: penny, washer, nut, rubber square, clothes pin, paper clip, and battery. Collect about eight objects that are magnetic or non-magnetic and put them in a bag for each group. Give the students the grab bag of materials. Have them hypothesize (introduce this word) if each object will be magnetic or non-magnetic and record this on their investigation sheet. Have the class discuss whether they think each object is magnetic or non-magnetic and record this on the board. Give each group a magnet and have them test and record for each object. Have the class discuss the results.

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