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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

  • The engineering design process to design and test out their float construction.

Students will make meaning of

  • Solving the authentic problem of engineering a float for a parade.
  • How the iterative nature is part of the engineering design process.

Students will be skilled at

  • Using the design process.
  • Testing and solving an authentic problem through trial and error.

Students will know

  • How to make a design using the engineering design process.
  • How to persevere and fail without giving up.



  1. Students will decompose the coding sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes of the Code Base robot as it travels through the parade route.
  2. Students will explore real-world problems by modeling a parade route using the Code Base robot.


  1. In Engage, students will break down the Parade Float route by measuring the Code Base robot’s intended path.
  2. During the Mid-Play Break, students will examine how other groups in their class designed and coded their Code Base robots to model a real-world parade float.


  1. In Play Part 1, students will decompose the project that is used to navigate the Code Base robot through the parade route by using forward, backward, and turning movements. Students will demonstrate that they have decomposed the parade route successfully when their Code Base participates in a class parade.
  2. In Play Part 2, students will test their Code Base robot on the classroom parade route to create an example of a real-life parade.

Connections to Standards