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Name of Activity Game Show Buzzer
Author Jen Scinto and Jordan-Tate Thomas
Keywords touch sensor, EV3, game
Subject LEGO Robotics
Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7
Time 1 Hour Total
Brief Description Build a device that lights up when touched to be used as the buzzer for a trivia game show
Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to build and program with the touch sensor in future applications
Materials Needed: NXT/EV3 Kit, laptops
Preparation and Set Up: Groups of 2, distribute kits, prepare trivia questions
Knowledge Background Students will need to successfully build and program a device that uses the touch sensor in addition to a light or a sound in response to being touched. Minimal knowledge of LEGO MINDSTORMS software and programming and EV3/NXT building The programming can be done as an entire class on individual computers because the programming will be the same for each group anyway.
Procedure 1. Build device 2. Program (wait for touch, if touched–> sound/flashing light, loop) Possibly program as a class if the students have not been exposed to MINDSTORMS since all programs will end up being the same anyway 3. Play trivia game using devices as buzzers
Modifications: The activity can be modified with the use of other sensors besides touch sensors, or a response other than flashing a light or making a sound
Previous Activity (if applicable)
Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable) NXT Robotics: Discovery of Sensors in the context of Animals- Vinson Owen Fall 2014
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