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VEX 123 Activities

Take Coding off of the screen with these fun and easy to use VEX 123 activities.

VEX 123 STEM Labs & Activity Series

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Literacy

Meet Your Robot

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123 Meet Your Robot Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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?

Literacy

Dragon in the Village

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dragon in the village
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 3 Activities

Help the villagers chase a dragon away with your 123 Robot in this storytelling Activity Series.

Activities in this Series

  • Get to the Castle!
  • Gather Materials
  • Push the Dragon

Math

Number Line

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123 Number Line Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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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123 Touch to Code Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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

Intro to Coding

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123 Intro to Coding Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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?

Social-Emotional Learning

Role Play Robot

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123 Role Play Robot Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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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Image of 123 Robot thinking about a calm down code
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 40 min
  • 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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123 Coding Fundamentals Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 160 min
  • 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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123 Little Red Robot Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Code the 123 Robot to become Little Red Robot and drive to Grandmother’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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123 Mars Rover-Surface Operations Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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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123 Mars Rover-Landing Challenge Unit Tile
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Code the 123 Robot Rover to detect obstacles and clear the landing area for a Mars landing.

STEM Lab Essential Questions

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

Our World Around Us

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Our World Around Us
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 120 min
  • 3 Labs

Explore the world around you by creating environments and investigating the weather!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

  • Coming Soon...

Do You Hear That?

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Do You Hear That?
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 120 min
  • 3 Labs

Code the 123 Robot to play sounds!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

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Operation Math Games

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Operation Math Games
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Practice coding concepts such as sequencing and conditionals by playing different math games!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

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Exploring Computer Science

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Exploring Computer Science
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 160 min
  • 4 Labs

Practice being a computer scientist by coding the 123 Robot using loops and conditionals!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

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Robot Storyteller

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Robot Storyteller
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 120 min
  • 3 Labs

Investigate stories that you read and create with the 123 Robot!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

  • Coming Soon...

Robot Writer

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Robot Writer
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 120 min
  • 3 Labs

Use the 123 Robot to write letters and messages!

STEM Lab Essential Questions

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