The materials below are available for teachers to check out for use in their classroom. Please see your Library Media Specialist to borrow them.
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The Indi robots are created by the same company as our Spheros. Indi is perfect for getting our youngest learners to understand commands and sequencing. These robots are a great introduction to problem solving skills. Access the Educator Guide here for more information.
Ozobot EVOs are small robots that have sensors on the bottom and follow a black line. When they reach a specific color code, they follow that command. These bots are also programmable using the app on our iPads. Visit their website to see more ideas and lesson plans.
VEX 123 robots are versatile and grow with your students. When first starting out, users can program the robots using the buttons on the back of the robot itself. After students are comfortable with that, they can move up to using the Coders and insert commands using the color coded tabs. Finally, students can use the app to write programs for the robots to follow. Visit the VEX website for some lesson seeds.
From the LEGO Education Website:
LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports two students, introducing them to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.
WeDo 2.0 encourages students to put those aspects of scientific discovery to work by solving real STEAM problems. Using LEGO® bricks, sensors, and motors, students can use this solution to ignite their creativity, develop critical-thinking skills, explore career possibilities, and simply get hands-on STEAM experience. This set helps make abstract engineering and science concepts concrete, and improves students' collaboration, problem-solving, and computational thinking skills.
The LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 curriculum pack is built on Next Generation Science Standards and delivers key science content to second through fourth grade students.
The curriculum facilitates and supports a clear, easy-to-follow journey through subjects, including: life-, physical-, earth- and space sciences, and engineering. Features projects totaling more than 40 hours of instructional content.
Use the following link to access the Curriculum Pack for lesson ideas.