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Weeks 1 and 2

 

 
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animated welcomeWeeks 1 and 2..

Thursday 17 / Friday 18

opening Opening Activity:

Watch this video about the Engineering Design Process.

 

classworkClasswork:

Go on working on the Engineering Design Process project in your Google Drive.
Show me your design (Question 5).
I will tell you when you can get your tub and start building. Ask me for the rubber band.

Remember to fill in your successes and problems (Question 6).

Describe the changes you made to solve the problems (Question 7).

Plan to have the car race in the last 20 minutes of the period.

flag Closing activity:

 

Log off and come to the front to watch a video.

 

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Tuesday 15 / Wednesday 16


opening
 Opening Activity:

Watch this video about the Engineering Design Process.

 

classworkClasswork:

I will send you to get your tubs. Use this sorting 'map'  to sort your tub,
and be as quick as you can. Extra pieces that don't belong in your box should be put into the
purple LEGO Intake tub on the front table.
Return your tub to the storage room.

Come to the front so that I can continue with the Engineering Design Process.

Today your team will begin work on the Engineering Design Process project.
You will be building, but will not use the robot yet.

Your EDP Project document is in 'Shared with me' in your Google Drive. Everyone in the team can write on the
document.Start work on the EDP Project. You may NOT get your tub until you have shown me
your team design in Question 5.

flag Closing activity:

 

Review the names of the LEGO pieces, as you will have a quiz next lesson.

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Monday 14

opening Opening Activity:

Watch this fascinating robot that can tell the color and length of Mindstorms beams.

 

classworkClasswork:

Open the Scale for the Engineering Design Process. We will read it carefully together.
Decide what number on the scale applies to you.

Go to the Scale Chart Folder in your Google Drive. Go to the Gray Scale for the Engineering Design Process,
and put the date in the first column. Pull the happy face to the number you decided on. In the table
above the chart, highlight the things you don't know how to do yet. 

 

Come to the front so that I can introduce the Engineering Design Process.

I will send you to get your tubs. Use this sorting 'map'  to sort your tub,
and be as quick as you can. Extra pieces that don't belong in your box should be put into the
purple LEGO Intake tub on the front table.

Today your team will begin work on the Engineering Design Process project, once your tubs are ready.
You will be building, but will not use the robot yet.

 

flag Closing activity:

Review the names of the LEGO pieces, as you will have a quiz next lesson.

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Thursday 10 / Friday 11

opening Opening Activity:

Watch this video : What is a Robot?

 

classworkClasswork:

 

Learning Goal: Student will demonstrate understanding of robotics, its history, applications and evolution.

Daily Objective: Understand the similarities of, and differences between Machines and Robots

 

We will discuss the difference between Machines and Robots,

Open Nearpod, then put in the code on the overhead.

 

flag Closing activity:

Log off, then come to the front to watch a video.

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Tuesday 8 / Wednesday 9

opening Opening Activity:

Open the Scale for Classroom Etiquette, and read it carefully. Decide what number applies to
you today.
This is a practice scale.

 

classworkClasswork:

Go to your Google Drive (the best way is to go in from the Clever Portal).

Click on the big Plus Sign, then click on "Folder".

Call the new folder "LEGO Robotics".

new folder

Next click on 'Shared with me'. You will see a folder called "Scale Charts'. Drag it into your LEGO folder,
then open it.
Go to the yellow 'Scale Chart for Class Etiquette', add your name and the date, and pull the first
happy face down to your number.

Come to the front, and we will review the Classroom procedures.

Today we will do the Beams and Pegs activity.Students sitting at even-numbered computers, please come and get a baggie from me.

You will work in pairs, but will each fill in the form by yourselves.
You will be looking at the similarities and differences between the two pegs in the baggie.
The instructions, and questions to answer, are in this Beams and Pegs form.

When you have finished, put all four items back into the baggie, and return it to me.

IF WE HAVE TIME:

We will then learn the names of the LEGO pieces.

Use this sorting 'map'  to sort your tub. Let me know if you are missing motors, wheels or sensors.

Extra pieces that don't belong in your box should be put into the purple LEGO Intake tub on the front table.

 

flag Closing activity:

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    Log off, and put the headphones on the monitor.

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Monday 1/07

opening Opening Activity:

Welcome to LEGO Robotics class.

Put your backpacks under the first whiteboard.

 

classworkClasswork:

We will have Monday Meeting.

Go to The Portal, and click on the Google Drive tile.

Log in with your school log-in; when it opens, click on "Shared with Me".

Click on the link to 'Welcome and Link", and follow instructions to enroll in my eCampus page.

My class will then be a tile on your Dashboard.

If we have time. we will look at Classroom procedures.

flag Closing activity:

Your Closing Activity will vary each day. Please do not do it before the appropriate time. It is designed to have everyone in their seats for the last few minutes of the period.

Watch this video, of robots my students have built and programmed.

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