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 raise a fallen tree.
- How to drive their Hero Robot to raise the fallen power lines.
- How to score points in the competition by raising the fallen trees and power lines in the fastest time.
Students will make meaning of
- How to participate in a VEX GO competition successfully.
- How to work with a team to compete in the Power Up 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.
- Assigning a motor to a Port in the Drive tab in VEXcode GO.
- Setting and resetting the Field for a competition match.
- Raising the fallen power lines using the robot.
- Raising the fallen trees with the robot.
Students will know
- How to use the robot arm to raise the fallen trees.
- How to drive the robot and use the robot arm to raise the fallen power lines.
- How to work with a team to participate in a competition.
- Students will demonstrate how to drive their Hero Robot and use the robot arm to raise the fallen trees and power lines on the Field.
- Students will demonstrate collaboration and teamwork to participate in the Power Up Competition.
- During the Engage section, students will be introduced to the fallen game elements on the Field, and will talk about how they think they might drive the robot to raise them. In Play Part 1, students will learn how to lift both the trees and the power lines using the Hero Robot. They will then demonstrate how to use Drive tab to successfully drive and move the robot to accomplish these tasks on the Field.
- During the Engage section, students will demonstrate their ability to be a good teammate in a competition setting. During Play Part 1, they will demonstrate cooperation and collaboration as they take turns practicing for the competition, and then in Play Part 2, collaborate on a shared team strategy and compete in the Power Up Competition.
- In Play Part 2, students will demonstrate how to drive their Hero Robot to raise the fallen trees and power lines in order to compete in the Power Up Competition, in timed trial matches to accomplish these tasks in the fastest time possible.
- During Play Part 2, students will demonstrate collaboration and teamwork as they participate in their matches together, applying a driving strategy, and choosing a driver for their match. During the Share section, students will discuss how they contributed to their team's efforts, and what they learned about being on a team that helped them to successfully compete in the competition.
Connections to Standards
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE (1.7) Global Collaborator - 1.7c: 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 raise the fallen trees and power lines on the Field. In Play Part 2, students work together to develop a strategy and compete by raising the fallen trees and power lines on the Field in the fastest time possible.