Implementing VEX GO STEM Labs
STEM Labs are designed to be the online teacher’s manual for VEX GO. Like a printed teacher’s manual, the teacher-facing content of the STEM Labs provides all of the resources, materials, and information needed to be able to plan, teach, and assess with VEX GO. The Lab Image Slideshows are the student-facing companion to this material. For more detailed information about how to implement a STEM Lab in your classroom, see the Implementing VEX GO STEM Labs article.
Goals and Standards
Students will apply
- How to drive their Hero Robot to remove medicine from the Dock.
- How to drive their Hero Robot to deliver medicine to the Hospital.
Students will make meaning of
- How to participate in a VEX GO competition successfully.
- How to work with a team to compete in the Hospital Help Competition.
Students will be skilled at
- Constructing the Hero Robot from build instructions.
- Connecting a Brain to a tablet or computer in VEXcode GO.
- Using the Drive tab in VEXcode GO to drive and turn the Hero Robot.
- Using the Drive tab to control the arm on the Hero Robot.
- Changing the Drive Mode on the Drive tab in VEXcode GO.
- Assigning a motor to a Port in the Drive tab in VEXcode GO.
- Setting and resetting the Field for a competition match.
- Removing medicine from the Dock with the robot.
- Delivering medicine to the Hospital with the robot.
Students will know
- How to drive the Hero Robot to collect and move game objects on the Field.
- How to work with a team to participate in a competition.
- Students will demonstrate how to drive their Hero Robot to collect and move game objects on the Field.
- Students will demonstrate collaboration and teamwork to participate in the Hospital Help Competition.
- In Play Part 1, students will learn about the medicine game object, and how to remove the it from the Dock. They will demonstrate how to use the Drive tab to successfully remove the medicine from the Dock, and deliver it to the Hospital using their Hero Robot.
- During the Engage section, students will demonstrate their knowledge of what it means to be a good teammate in a competition setting. During Play Part 1, they will take turns practicing for the competition, and will demonstrate collaborative learning as they work to remove the medicine from the Dock and deliver it to the Hospital. In Play Part 2, students will demonstrate collaboration and teamwork as they apply their learning from Play Part 1 to score as many points as they can in the Hospital Help Competition.
- In Play Part 2, students will demonstrate how to drive their Hero Robot using the Drive tab to score points in the Hospital Help Competition by removing the medicine from the Dock, and delivering it to the the Hospital during their match.
- During Play Part 2, students will demonstrate collaboration and teamwork during the competition as they participate in their matches together, applying a driving strategy, and choosing a driver for the match. During the Share section, students will discuss how they were a good teammate and what they learned about being on a team that helped them be successful in the competition.
Connections to Standards
International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
1.7c Global Collaborator: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
How Standard is Achieved: During the Engage section, students take on various roles to collaboratively build the Hero Robot from the build instructions. In Play Part 1, students alternate between roles of driving, setting, and resetting the Field, and work together to determine a strategy for how to remove the medicine from the Dock, and deliver it to the Hospital with the robot. In Play Part 2, students work together to score as many points as possible in the competition by collecting, moving, and placing game objects on the Field during the match.