WeDo books

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WeDo books (listed alphabetically by author) Dolata, Jan, Aleksander Gruszczynski, Ola Syrocka and Piotr Marszalkowski. Bathyscaphe WeDo ebook (LEGO WeDo building & programming instruction guide 1) Dolata, Jan, Aleksander Gruszczynski, Ola Syrocka and Piotr Marszalkowski. Windmill WeDo ebook (LEGO WeDo building & programming instruction guide 2) Kee, Damien and Fay Rhodes. Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: […]

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MIT curriculum uses LEGO bricks to teach science concepts

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The Edgerton Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has curriculum for teaching science concepts using LEGO bricks (not robotics, just bricks). Units include Chemical Reactions, Photosynthesis, Understanding Air, and DNA. The lesson plans can be downloaded from the site; the center also sells classrooms sets that include the LEGO bricks and other materials.

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STEM curriculum from Georgia Tech

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The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has posted their new SLIDER curriculum, Science Learning Integrating Design, Engineering, and Robotics, on their website, slider.gatech.edu. The problem-based curriculum includes two units, Energy and Force and Motion. It is geared towards middle school students (ages ten through fourteen) and has been extensively tested in classrooms. For more […]

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Managing robotics equipment in the classroom

Any teacher using LEGO robotics in the classroom quickly develops strategies for dealing with the multitude of plastic pieces. Here are some suggestions. Kits Ideally, each pair or small group of students should have its own kit. That way, projects can last for multiple class periods and each group can be made responsible for a […]

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