Intro to Robotics – Crooks + Swenson

Name of Unit

Introduction to Robotics

Author(s)

Whitney Crooks & Jessica Swenson

Brief Description

This unit introduces the students to basic robotics (motor, sensors, programming) through small projects targeted at building a robotics skill.

Keywords

NXT, 6th Grade, Vassal Lane, Silly Walks, Build an Animal, Sensors

Number of Weeks

9

Week 1

Build an animal using only the top of the NXT kit pieces. This lesson emphasizes using as many pieces as possible in order to figure out how all the pieces work.

Week 2

Silly Walks

Week 3

Silly Walks

Week 4

Learning Sensors Game Activity – building

Week 5

 Learning Sensors Game Activity – programming

Week 6

 Learning Sensors Game Activity – programming

Week 7

 Rube Goldberg with Robots

Week 8

 Rube Goldberg with Robots

Week 9

 Rube Goldberg with Robots

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