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Moving Through a City
Lab 3 - Robot City Challenge

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  • Facilitate teams to take turns navigating a section of the classroom city. 
    • Ask 1-2 groups to navigate the classroom city. 
    • Ask the remaining students to observe, offer suggestions, or give positive comments to the teams. 
    • After the group(s) finish, allow more groups to navigate the classroom city. 
    • Allow students to continue to rotate giving each group 20-30 seconds.
    • If a group’s 123 Robot does not finish navigating before their time is up, let them know that this is okay, since every group needs a turn.
    • Offer guidance and questions to teams who struggle or need more encouragement to finish. 

Discussion Prompts

Digital Documentation

  • Teachers can use video to record the process during Play Part 1 and Part 2 when the groups are navigating their city. 
  • Teachers can use video to record the process during the Engage section when students are engineering their houses. Students are problem solving and visibly showing how they can solve a problem through a use of limited supplies.

Student-Driven Visible Thinking

  • Teachers can use video to record the process during Play Part 1 and Part 2 when the groups are navigating their city. 
  • Teachers can use video to record the process during the Engage section when students are engineering their houses. Students are problem solving and visibly showing how they can solve a problem through a use of limited supplies.

Metacognition-Reflecting Together

  • Observing Prompt 
    • What successes did you have during navigating the city? 
    • How did force and motion affect your 123 Robot?
  • Predicting Prompt
    • Where do we find motion in the real world?
  • Collaborating Prompt
    • How did your team work well together?