Launch the Engage Section
ACTS is what the teacher will do and ASKS is how the teacher will facilitate.
Getting the Students Ready to Build
Let’s use our Pre-Built Adaptation Claws to see what kind of objects it can pick up!
Facilitate the Build
students to join their group and fill out the Robotics Roles & Routines sheet. Use the Suggested Role Responsibilities slide in the Lab Image Slideshow as a guide for students to complete this sheet.
Instruct students that they will test the pre-built Adaptation Claw to see what materials it picks up easily, and which materials it does not pick up easily. During the tests, they should think about ways they might change the gripper to pick up new objects.
- DistributeDistribute a Data Collection Sheet to each group to look at as the intentions are explained.
how to use the Data Collection Sheet.
- Show the class that each number in the left column is blank, tell students that this is where they will write the object they are testing.
- Tell students that not all groups have to begin with the same object.
- Show the class the second column titled “Result,” This is where the students should document whether the claw could successfully grab and lift a particular object.
- Show the class the last column titled “Notes,” this is where the students can write further observations about attempting to grab and pick up that particular object.
- Remind students that they are thinking about how they can adapt the gripper to pick up new objects. They can describe or sketch their ideas in the Notes section of the Data Collection Sheet.
- OfferOffer a suggestion on which object to start with for groups that aren’t agreeing on which object they should test first.
- If groups cannot agree on the order of objects they should test, create the order for the group.
- Direct students to think about how they would improve the gripper design to pick up more objects. Encourage them to draw sketches of their ideas.