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Vocabulary

Mechanism
A mechanical device to make a task easier.
Adapt
To make something better suited for its purpose.
Pin
Connects two or more pieces so that they lay flush with one another.
Standoff
Connects two pieces and leaves a space in between.
Shafts
Square rod used to allow other pieces in a build to spin or rotate.
Beams
The flat parts of the VEX GO Kit with either a one-hole width or two-hole width.
Angle Beams
Beams that create angles of 45 or 90 degrees.

Encouraging Vocabulary Usage

The following are additional ways to facilitate vocabulary usage as students are engaged in the activities throughout this Unit.

Students should be encouraged to use the vocabulary terms:

  • Throughout all of the activities
  • As they are working in groups
  • As they are reflecting
  • As they are sharing their knowledge and experience
A VEX GO character

Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage