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
How can you use the Adaptation Claw to pick up objects if you have limited mobility?
Facilitate the Build
- InstructInstruct students to join their groups, and have them complete 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.
- DistributeDistribute build instructions to each group. Journalists should gather the materials on the checklist.
- Builders can begin building. If there are multiple builders, they should alternate steps to complete the build.
- Journalists should assist with build instructions as needed.
- OfferOffer suggestions and note positive team building and problem solving strategies as teams build together.
- It is suggested that the teacher builds an example Adaptation Claw before the Lab to help with students as needed during the building process.
- Check to see that students are using the correct pins and standoffs when building the Adaptation Claw since there are different sizes and colors. Reference the VEX GO Kit pieces poster and the build instructions.
- Before the Lab, organize the different classroom supplies for each group so they are ready to go.
- Ensure groups are separated when building the Adaptation Claw so VEX GO pieces do not get lost or mixed with other groups.
- As a behavior management strategy, remove the rubber bands from the VEX GO Kits until groups need the rubber band for the build.
- Encourage students to use the proper names for the pieces in the VEX GO Kit as they build. Rephrase their questions or comments using the correct names when talking with students.