Search Results for ages 11-15

Music Box   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
In this activity, students will design and construct a working RCX or NXT music box in which LEGO mini-figures move while a song plays.

Students will learn to build with gears, and learn to program music.

Materials:
* RCX or NXT
* Assortment of LEG...

Ages: 9-15

Animal Structure Models   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
This lesson plan and student "journal" page ask students to design and build moveable models of animal structures. A rubric is included for students to use to critique their models.

Ages: 7-13

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

Hypervelocity   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Learning Objective:
Build a robotic NXT LEGO car equipped with a light sensor and program it to drive at a speed based on the light sensor input.

Student Challenge:
Build and program a two-motor car equipped with a light sensor. The car should drive forward and will ha...

Ages: 8-15

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