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VEX EXP Activities

These activities offer more ways to engage with the VEX EXP Kit, providing simple one page exercises that blend STEM concepts with curricular content in fun and engaging ways.

They are designed to be easy to follow for independent student use, giving them great flexibility in terms of classroom implementation. Activities can be used as part of a teacher's lesson, as an extension activity, or as a scaffolding strategy to support differentiated learning.

Each one is designed with Step by Step instructions for students to complete the activity, as well as "Level Up" prompts for additional challenges, and "Pro Tips" to highlight techniques and concepts around building, and coding.

Click on one of the tiles below to access a VEX EXP Activity.

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Engineering

Advanced Scavenger Hunt

scavanger hunt tile

Use the EXP Education Kit Poster and your Kit to learn how pieces work together.

Coding

At a Distance

At a Distance

Use the distance sensor to avoid hitting obstacles!

Coding

Basebot Driver

BaseBot Driver

Navigate a city maze using the Controller. First, build the city, then drive in it!

Engineering

Can You Name That Part?

Can you name that part

Play a game to find parts of the VEX EXP Kit!

Coding

Circumference Circle

Curcumference

Draw a circle using your BaseBot!

Coding

Code a Code

Code a Code

Code a secret message using the Brain screen!

Coding

Color Sensing

Color Sensing

Use the Optical Sensor to travel from Buckyball to Buckyball!

Coding

Courier Clawbot

Courier Clawbot

Create an autonomous delivery robot’s route.

Controller

Defend the Castle

defend the castle

Drive your Clawbot to build a wall and defend your castle!

Coding

Dodge it

Dodge It Tile

Build a project to avoid objects in your path!

Coding

Drive Forward and Reverse

Drive Forward and Reverse

Autonomously move your robot forward and backwards

Controller

Driver Configurations

driver configurations

Test your robot driving skills with four different driving configurations!

Coding

Follow the Light

Follow the Light

Drive your robot using a flashlight!

Controller

Forward, Lift, Reverse

Forward Lift Reverse

Which direction is faster when moving an object?

Engineering

Get a Grip

Get a Grip

This activity will help you test the grip of the different VEX EXP tires!

Engineering

How Big Are Your Teeth?

How Big are Your Teeth

Can you calculate the pitch of your gears and sprockets?

Coding

Hue Test

Hue Test

How does ambient light affect color detection with the Optical Sensor?

Coding

Level Up

lkevel up

Use a list to place rings on posts of different leveled heights!

Coding

Magic Movement

Magic Movement

Use the Distance Sensor to magically move your BaseBot!

Controller

Navigate the Maze with Driver Control

navigate the maze

Drive your BaseBot using the Controller to solve a maze.

Coding

Play Ball

Play Ball

Use comment blocks to organize running bases.

Coding

Protect the Castle

Protect the Castle

Protect the castle from intruders!

Engineering

Put a Ring on It

Put a ring on it

Explore arm designs to place rings on tall posts!

Coding

Rebound

Rebound

Use your EXP Clawbot to play a fun scoring game.

Coding

Ring Drop

ring drop

Decompose the challenge to plan your path for success!

Coding

Robot Waiter

Robot Waiter

Your robot is training to be a waiter at a new restaurant in town.

Engineering

Rubber Band Car

Rubber Band Car

Can you design and build a car powered only by a single rubber band?

Engineering

Scavenger Hunt

scavanger hunt tile

Use the EXP Education Kit Poster to learn more about your VEX EXP Kit and find all the pieces described.

Coding

Sensor Maze

Sensor Maze

Use the Optical Sensor to solve a maze!

Science

Solar System

solar system

Create a model of the solar system using your BaseBot!

Coding

Spin Your Wheels

Basebot Spin Your Wheels

Can you calculate how fast your wheel spins using measurements from a VEXcode EXP Project?

Coding

Square Dance

Square Dance

Code the BaseBot to drive in a square!

Coding

Stack Crasher Challenge

Stack Crasher Challenge

Code the BaseBot to knock down a stack of game pieces!

Engineering

The Claw

The Claw

Explore claw designs to move a ring on the Field!

Coding

The Wave

The wave

Get through to the other side without touching an obstacle!

Coding

Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe

Get three in a row!

Controller

Triple Transfer

Triple Transfer

How fast can you move three Buckyballs to a new location?