1. 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...

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  2. Sturdy car: The drop test

    Sturdy car: The drop test

    Design and construct a car that remains intact when dropped from ankle to mid-shin height onto the floor. Vary the drop height to make the activity more or less challenging.      Hint: The car doesn’t necessarily have to include the EV3, NXT or RCX brick (and saving...

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  3. Strongest shape

    Strongest shape

    Investigate different shapes in order to determine which shape is strongest. With results from your investigation, design and construct a number of roofs to be placed on a previously built house. Then test the structures by pushing on the top of the roof. This lesson is one in...

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  4. Sturdy tower

    Sturdy tower

    The idea of this challenge is to build a structure capable of supporting a textbook. The structure must be at least as high as one hand width, although changing the height restriction can make the task more or less challenging.  This lesson is one in a series of...

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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)...

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  7. How can we build a sturdy wall?

    How can we build a sturdy wall?

    Students will investigate the properties of sturdy structures by constructing a LEGO wall. The wall must be about 6 bricks high and withstand the “Flick Test”. The Flick Test involves flicking the top of the wall to see if it fails or tips over. Lesson features: Predicting structurally...

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  8. Chair for Mr Bear

    Chair for Mr Bear

    Design and construct a chair that keeps Mr Bear (a floppy stuffed animal) from falling backwards, forwards, to the left and to the right. The safety of Mr Bear is in your hands! Note: The lesson plan attached to this post was designed as part of a series...

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