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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.

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Science

Animal Habitats

Animal Habitats

Explore and create an animal habitat display.

Science & Design

Astronaut Rescue

Astronaut Rescue

Use your design skills to create a contraption to rescue the VEX GO Astronaut!

Coding

Astronaut Vault

Astronaut Vault

Code your robot to speed quickly toward an object and stop before hitting it.

Language Arts

Brain Break!

Brain Break!

Create a Brain Break Dial to help choose what type of activity to do.

Engineering

Build It, Make It, Engineer It

Build It, Make It, Engineer It

Can you build a house? Will it stay up during a windstorm? Let’s find out!

Coding

Bump It!

Bump It!

Practice turning at right angles.

Science & Design

Chain Reaction Machine

Chain Reaction Machine

Create a chain reaction machine with your VEX GO Kit, and explore chain reactions.

Science

Code Base Coordinates!

Code Base Coordinates!

Create a project in VEXcode GO that directs the Code Base to travel to a specific point on a grid.

Coding

Color Code It!

Color Code It!

Use the Eye Sensor to steer your robot.

Arts

Color Designs!

Color Designs!

Learn about color mixing and color your own design

Social Studies

Community Helpers

Community Helpers

Explore who helps in a community, and build a tool of those jobs.

Language Arts

Compare It!

Compare It!

Use your VEX GO pieces to practice using comparative and superlative adjectives.

Language Arts

Compass Rose

Compass Rose

Create a Compass Rose to use to explain directions.

Science & Design

Copycat!

Copycat!

Can you copy your partner's VEX GO design in less than 60 seconds?

Engineering

Covered Maze Box

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.

Coding

Create a Course

Create a Course

Design your own robotic challenge!

Science & Design

Creature Creation

Creature Creation

Design and build an animal or insect of your own.

Language Arts

Definition in Action

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.

Language Arts

Design a Novel Diorama!

Design a Novel Diorama!

Design a rolling base to represent your favorite novel.

Arts

Design Star

Design Star

Dream up some fabulous designs using your VEX GO Spirograph!

Math

Equation Balancer

Equation Balancer

Turn your VEX GO lever build into a pan balance and write some equations!

Math

Fishing for Facts!

Fishing for Facts!

Use the VEX GO Robot Arm to “fish” for multiplication facts!

Science

Food Chain!

Food Chain!

Create your own food chain example!

Science

Handy Helpers

Handy Helpers

Create a brochure explaining different ways the Adaptation Claw can be used as a helpful tool.

Math

Hickory, Dickory, Clock

Hickory, Dickory, Clock

Learn how to tell time in increments of 15 minutes.

Science

Lunar Phases!

Lunar Phases!

Create a model of the eight phases of the Moon and learn their names.

Math

Multiplication Madness

Multiplication Madness

Show off your Mad Math Skills

Language Arts

Multiplication Road

Multiplication Road

Speed your way through your facts!

Language Arts

Music Beat!

Music Beat!

Write a musical rhythm that others can follow using VEX GO pieces.

Coding

Obstacle!

Obstacle!

Use the Code Base to detect colored obstacles and travel across a field!

Science

Pendulum Time!

Pendulum Time!

Make changes to the Pendulum to see how it affects its swing.

Math

Perimeter Practice

Perimeter Practice

Use beams to draw a floor plan and determine each room’s perimeters.

Science & Engineering

Ramp Racers

Ramp Racers

Modify the wheel on your VEX GO inclined plane and race a friend!

Science & Design

Reduce and Reuse Robot

Reduce and Reuse Robot

Build a Robot to Help Recycling in Our Community.

Coding

Security Robot

Security Robot

Create a project that uses the Code Base to keep your treasures safe and sound.

Coding

Start It!

Start It!

Use the LED Bumper to start a coding project.

Science

Strike!

Strike!

Use different pivot points on an incline plane to knock the most pins over.

Writing

Super(hero) Car!

Super(hero) Car!

Turn your VEX GO Super Car into a super hero’s dream car by designing some sweet add-on features.

Language Arts

Syllable Count!

Syllable Count!

Write a story containing words with specific syllable counts, and match VEX GO pieces to words.

Language Arts

Venn Diagram!

Venn Diagram!

Use the VEX GO pieces to practice looking for similarities and differences between objects.

Language Arts

VEX GO Gaps!

VEX GO Gaps!

Create stories with missing words that your classmates complete by knowing only the part of speech.

Science & Design

VEX Pin Game

VEX Pin Game

Can you build a one-player game? Use pins, design a game, and see if you can win!

Language Arts

What is it?

What is it?

Create a picture using VEX GO pieces.

Engineering

Wheel and Axle Lunar Rover

Wheel and Axle Lunar Rover

Design a Lunar Rover that will need to have an axle and wheel to drive on the moon.

Engineering

Wheel It!

Wheel It!

Design a Wheelbarrow that incorporates more than one simple machine.

Language Arts

Writing Instructions

Writing Instructions

Create a set of build directions so anyone can recreate your design.