VEX 123 Teacher Resources

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VEX 123 Activities

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# VEX 123 STEM Labs & Activity Series

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Literacy

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Meet your 123 Robot through a story-based lab that introduces vocabulary, functions, and features of the 123 Robot.

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• What is a robot, and how is it different from other devices I know and use?
• How do I use my 123 Robot?

Math

Number Line

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Practice early addition skills using a number line, the 123 Robot, and manipulatives to represent numbers and number values.

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• How can we use tools to help us solve addition equations?
• How can we use objects to represent and solve addition equations?

Coding

Touch to Code

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Use the touch buttons on your 123 Robot to complete coding challenges!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• What is a programming language?
• What is a behavior?
• What is a sequence?

Coding

Moving from Touch to Coder

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Use what you know about coding with Touch buttons to learn to code the 123 Robot using the Coder and Coder cards.

STEM Lab Essential Questions

How can I code my 123 Robot using the VEX Coder and Coder cards?

Coding

Intro to Coding

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Investigate coding and robot behaviors while using the Coder and VEX 123.

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• What is a programming language?
• What are behaviors?
• What is a sequence?

Coding

Find the Bug

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Bugs in our code help us learn! Practice using a debugging process to identify, find, and fix bugs in projects so the 123 Robot can move the way we want it to.

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• What do I do when my robot does not do what I want it to do?

Social-Emotional Learning

Role Play Robot

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Test out how the 123 Robot acts out certain emotions and create the code for a new emotion!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• How can I relate behaviors of the 123 Robot to human emotions?

Social-Emotional Learning

Calm Down Robot

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Code your 123 Robot to act out behaviors connected to different feelings, and create a Calm Down Code that you and your 123 Robot can do together!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• How can I use the 123 Robot to support the development of self-regulation?

Coding

Coding Fundamentals

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• Ages 4+
• 4 Labs

Practice early coding skills! Create a project using sequenced commands while learning to troubleshoot any problems.

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• What are robot behaviors and how do I sequence them?
• How can I debug code?

Coding

Little Red Robot

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• Ages 4+
• 3 Labs

Code the 123 Robot to become Little Red Robot and drive to Grandmotherâ€™s house!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• How can I code a robot to solve a problem?

Coding

Mars Rover-Surface Operations

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• Ages 4+
• 2 Labs

Help scientists by coding the 123 Robot to collect samples on Mars!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

• How do I solve a challenge with the 123 Robot and VEXcode 123?

Coding

Mars Rover-Landing Challenge

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