Search Results for ages 12-99

SumoBot   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Lesson Objective: To teach students about algorithms and programming.
Materials Needed: LEGO RCX kits, extra LEGO pieces, light sensor, ring for bots to fight in made of a tape circle on the floor, Computers running ROBOLAB.
Procedure:
1. Teach the students about algorithms as...

Ages: 8-12

Spatula design challenge   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
In this lesson students have to build a "spatula" (cantilevered beam) that can hold as much weight as possible. Students learn what makes strong and sturdy connections in LEGO building and can explore how cantilevered beams work.

This is part of the curriculum unit "Robotics: Assisti...

Ages: 8-18

The Bunny Hop   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Objectives:
Kids will program motors to change direction 3 times using rotations, seconds, degrees, or unlimited DURATION and make a robot that does the Bunny Hop.

Ages: 8-12

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

Steering Wheel   (Media)
This steering wheel uses the HiTechnic accelerometer to determine the angle and send it to another NXT car over the bluetooth. The motor acts as a speed controller.

Ages: 10-30

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

Poor man's rotation sensor   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
NXT motors are very easy to use, because of their built-in encoders. But, sometimes kids want to understand, or the teacher desires to explain how to collect information from a rotating axle. (The sensor has got its name because it is made of a light sensor and a sheet of paper only.)

Ages: 16-18