#### Search Results for ages 11-14

Remote Control   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Using the Hi Technic Accel Sensor, these two programs send (via the Mail Icon) positional data from one NXT to another NXT, which receives that value and drives forward and backward. The speed of the motors is relative to the angle the first NXT is tilted.

Ages: 13-18

Popeye the Crab   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Popeye the Crab (named for his eye that continually popped off during construction) is a LEGO creation fabricated by a 14 year old boy. Popeye walks with a 3-point motion and runs automatically with a switching system on the back, which controls the pneumatic legs.

Ages: 14-18

Exact position   (Problem)
How can the robot know the exact tile it is on, when moving around in a room with floor tiles sized 1x1 foot each?

(What if we want to know the exact position to the closest centimeter?
What if we also need to know the exact direction it is facing?
Beginning to sound lik...

Ages: 13-99

LEGO Pendulum   (Media)
In my physics class, my students create physical pendulums to study oscillations. They use the NXT and a light sensor to test their predictions regarding the period of the pendulum's oscillation

Ages: 14-18

Poor man's compass sensor   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Today you won't have troubles to buy an electronic compass from the shelf. But, sometimes you want to understand - or as a teacher - to explain how the compass direction can be turned into digital information. This sensor got its name, because it is made of a few LEGO pieces, the RCX, a magnet, a li...

Ages: 12-15

LEGO double-beam balance   (Media)
Eighth-grade students built LEGO balances that were accurate to within half a gram.

Ages: 12-15

LEGO pan balance   (Media)
Eighth-grade students built LEGO balances that were accurate to within half a gram.

Ages: 12-15

Lego Zoo   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
In this activity, the students first choose an animal that they want to create and think about the types of motion that the animal does. Then, they approximte the animal's motion using gears and motors. This is a good way to use gears and motors in a situation other than a car. At the end, present y...

Ages: 6-12

Build a Wire Maze   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
To learn about application of electrical engineering, this lesson requires the students to build a game similar to Operation. An open circuit is created. One end is a wire maze made of a bare wire. The other end is a loop of bare wire attached to a popsicle stick. The object is to guide the loop...

Ages: 7-12

Ramp Roller   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
This activity is an introduction to building with the NXT or RCX. Have the kids build a vehicle without motors that will roll down a ramp. The objective is to have the car roll as far s possible. Make sure to introduce concepts such as gravity, friction, and sturdy building with the legos.

Ages: 7-12