VEX GO Activities
These activities offer more ways to engage with the VEX GO Kit, providing simple one page exercises that infuse STEM concepts into the curricular content being taught in the classroom.
They are designed to be easy to follow for independent student use, as an extension activity or in a Learning Center setting. With curriculum connections, they can also be a part of a teacher’s lesson, or 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 extensions or challenges, and “Pro Tips” to highlight techniques and concepts around building and design.
Click on one of the tiles below to access a VEX GO Activity.
Sort your pieces by their attributes!
Explore and create an animal habitat display.
Use your imagination and your beams to “draw” a building, then try drawing the beam building you created!
Use your design skills to create a contraption to rescue the VEX GO Astronaut!
Code your robot to speed quickly toward an object and stop before hitting it.
Create a Brain Break Dial to help choose what type of activity to do.
Build It, Make It, Engineer It
Can you build a house? Will it stay up during a windstorm? Let’s find out!
Practice turning at right angles.
Chain Reaction Machine
Create a chain reaction machine with your VEX GO Kit, and explore chain reactions.
Code Base Coordinates
Create a project in VEXcode GO that directs the Code Base to travel to a specific point on a grid.
Color Code It
Use the Eye Sensor to steer your robot.
Learn about color mixing and color your own design
Explore who helps in a community, and build a tool of those jobs.
Use your VEX GO pieces to practice using comparative and superlative adjectives.
Create a Compass Rose to use to explain directions.
Can you copy your partner's VEX GO design in less than 60 seconds?
Covered Maze Box
Design a maze that a marble can move through, then add walls and a roof, so the player can’t see the course.
Create a Course
Design your own robotic challenge!
Design and build an animal or insect of your own.
Definition in Action
Choose a vocabulary word or phrase from those in your current Unit, and create a build to show the definition in action.
Design a Novel Diorama
Design a rolling base to represent your favorite novel.
Dream up some fabulous designs using your VEX GO Spirograph!
Turn your VEX GO lever build into a pan balance and write some equations!
Fishing for Facts
Use the VEX GO Robot Arm to “fish” for multiplication facts!
Create flags from beams and plates and flip them!
Make a fun design with your VEX GO pieces and practice communicating by directing a partner to recreate it!
Create your own food chain example!
Get to Know GO
Get familiar with your VEX GO pieces using your powers of observation.
Create a brochure explaining different ways the Adaptation Claw can be used as a helpful tool.
Hickory, Dickory, Clock
Learn how to tell time in increments of 15 minutes.
Create a model of the eight phases of the Moon and learn their names.
Made to Measure
Explore measuring in centimeters with your beams!
Can you make a representation of a geographical region?
Mars Rover - Sample Analysis
Code your Code Base - Eye + Electromagnet as a Mars Rover to analyse the color of a sample.
Mars Rover - Search and Collect
Practice Sensing and Using the Electromagnet
Show off your Mad Math Skills
Speed your way through your facts!
Write a musical rhythm that others can follow using VEX GO pieces.
Use the Code Base to detect colored obstacles and travel across a field!
Make changes to the Pendulum to see how it affects its swing.
Use beams to draw a floor plan and determine each room’s perimeters.
Use your VEX GO pieces to create a fence to protect your pet and measure around it!
Can you out play your partner and win the last pin?
Use what you know about measuring to drive your Code Base a specific distance.
Modify the wheel on your VEX GO inclined plane and race a friend!
Reduce and Reuse Robot
Build a Robot to Help Recycling in Our Community.
Explore rotation with pivoting beams!
Can you find all the VEX GO pieces to complete this Scavenger Hunt?
Create a project that uses the Code Base to keep your treasures safe and sound.
Stack 'em Up
Make stacks with your pieces and try to draw them!
Use the LED Bumper to start a coding project.
Use different pivot points on an incline plane to knock the most pins over.
Turn your VEX GO Super Car into a super hero’s dream car by designing some sweet add-on features.
Write a story containing words with specific syllable counts, and match VEX GO pieces to words.
Challenge a partner to create a mirror image of your design!
Tallest Tower Challenge
Can you build a taller freestanding tower than your partner's tower using the same 10 pieces?
Use the VEX GO pieces to practice looking for similarities and differences between objects.
VEX GO Fidget
Make your own unique fidget with VEX GO pieces!
VEX GO Gaps
Create stories with missing words that your classmates complete by knowing only the part of speech.
Science & Design
VEX Pin Game
Can you build a one-player game? Use pins, design a game, and see if you can win!
What is it?
Create a picture using VEX GO pieces.
Wheel and Axle Lunar Rover
Design a Lunar Rover that will need to have an axle and wheel to drive on the moon.
Design a Wheelbarrow that incorporates more than one simple machine.
Use your VEX GO wheels and a ruler to measure how far a wheel travels each time it turns.
Create a set of build directions so anyone can recreate your design.