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LEGO Robots


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    Twin Cities Public Television

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LEGO Robots

This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into technology design and testing. Groups of learners will design, build, and program a LEGO robot to perform specific tasks, testing and retesting their modifications until they’ve maximized the effectiveness of each feature of their robot’s design. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV: GEMS.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
Over $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computing
      • Information Systems
    • Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Transportation Engineering
    • Technology
      • Information and Communication
      • Transportation
  • Mathematics
    • Problem Solving
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
      • Work and Machines
    • Motion and Forces
      • Machines
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • About Inquiry
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Research and Development
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Informal Categories


  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Culture, ethnicity, and gender

  • Girls

    • Explicity developed for this group
    • Highlights STEM opportunities for this group
    • Identifies role models or mentors in STEM fields from this group
    • Uses inclusive images of people from this group

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2005

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, 436260

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