LEGO Construction Basics-The RCX
Students build a stable car after examining the RCX. They determine how to incorporate the RCX into their design using Legos to build a car.
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Discovering Phi: The Golden Ratio
Fe, phi, fo, fum. This activity leads pairs to find the ratio of consecutive terms of the Fibonacci sequence. The pairs find that the Fibonacci sequence can be found in many places. A discussion with the class shows that the ratios found...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Accelerometer: Centripetal Acceleration
Scholars build robotic arms that swing back and forth and use them to collect velocity and acceleration data. To analyze the results, pupils compare data to the equations for angular velocity and centripetal acceleration.
8th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed
LEGO Construction Basics-Outputs
Students connect motors and explain the function of the different ports and wires. They follow specific directions given by the teacher pertaining to the RCX and the program buttons of the motor. They participate in a worksheet/handout...
K - 8th Technology & Engineering
New Review All Fats Are Not Created Equal
Apply robotics to connect physical properties to chemical properties. Future engineers use robots to determine the melting points of various fats and oils. The robots can do this by measuring the translucency of the fats as they heat up.
5th - 7th Science CCSS: Designed