1. Learning sequence: Learn to build with LEGO

    Learning sequence: Learn to build with LEGO

    This sequence of activities introduces the basic LEGO system pieces. It’s great for beginners and works well with young children. It also introduces the concept of testing and redesigning. How can we build a sturdy wall? Study tower Strongest shape Sturdy Car: The drop test Chair for Mr. Bear See...

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  2. Learning sequence: Learn about gears

    Learning sequence: Learn about gears

    This suggested sequence of activities begins with an exploration of simple hand-powered gear trains. The second and third activities use gears to decrease the rotational speed of motor-powered music boxes and fans. The last three activities incorporate gears into cars so that they can win a “snail race” or climb...

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  3. Going the distance

    Going the distance

    Design, construct and program a car to run for varying lengths of time. The distances that the car travels should be recorded and plotted on a graph to determine how long the car will need to travel in order to make it stop as close as possible to a randomly...

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  4. Platform 9 3/4

    Platform 9 3/4

    Design and construct a car and learn to program the car to travel a specified distance using multiple methods (time, touch and light). Get your car’s passenger from home to the train station. Going too far or not far enough leaves your passenger in the ghost world.   Resources Platform...

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  5. Smart house

    Smart house

    Design and construct a house which utilizes the sensors. For example, have the house greet incoming cars by turning the house lights on.  Resources Smart House lesson plan – NXT-G + ROBOLAB (PDF)

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  6. Bulldozer

    Bulldozer

    Design and construct a sturdy car that can push dirt, and program it to be controlled by touch sensors.      Tip 1 : How can the touch sensor be used to trigger the bulldozer to generate more torque? Resources Bulldozer Lesson Plan – NXT + NXT-G/ROBOLAB (PDF) Bulldozer Lesson...

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  7. Cross country adventure

    Cross country adventure

    Can you design and program a robot that can travel from one state to another across a large floor map of the USA (or a similar map of another part of the world)? Can you estimate the time required to travel between specific states? Resources Cross Country Adventure lesson plan...

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