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Robot Jobs
Lab 4 - Robot Job Fair

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Materials Needed

The following is a list of all the materials that are needed to complete the VEX GO Lab. These materials include student facing materials as well as teacher facilitation materials. It is recommended that you assign two students to each VEX GO Kit.

In some Labs, links to teaching resources in a slideshow format have been included. These slides can help provide context and inspiration for your students. Teachers will be guided in how to implement the slides with suggestions throughout the lab. All slides are editable, and can be projected for students or used as a teacher resource. To edit the Google Slides, make a copy into your personal Drive and edit as needed.

Other editable documents have been included to assist in implementing the Labs in a small group format. Print the worksheets as is or copy and edit those documents to suit the needs of your classroom. Example Data Collection sheet setups have been included for certain experiments as well as the original blank copy. While they offer suggestions for setup, these documents are all editable to best suit your classroom and the needs of your students.

Materials Purpose Recommendation


For students to build their Code Base robot and possible additions for their project.

1 per group

Code Base Build Instructions (PDF) or Code Base Build Instructions (3D)

For students to build the Code Base if they have not already.

1 per group

Pre-built Code Base

From previous Labs. For students to test projects.

1 per group

VEXcode GO

For students to create and start projects on the Code Base.

1 per group

Robotics Roles & Routines

Google Doc / .docx / .pdf

Editable Google Doc for organizing group work and best practices for using the VEX GO Kit. For students to build the Code Base if they have not already.

1 per group

Blueprint Worksheet

Google Doc / .docx / .pdf

Editable Google Doc for students to storyboard and plan their project.

1 per group

Tablet or Computer

For the students to use VEXcode GO.

1 per group

Lab 4 Image Slideshow

Google Doc / .pptx / .pdf

For teachers and students to reference throughout the Lab.

1 for teacher facilitation


For students to write and sketch ideas for their project plan.

1 per group

Measuring Tool

For students to measure distances in their project plan for Play sections.

1 per group

Pin Tool

To help remove pins or pry beams apart.

1 per group

Get Ready...Get VEX...GO! PDF Book (optional)

To read with students to introduce them to VEX GO through a story and introductory build. 1 for demonstration purposes

Get Ready...Get VEX...GO! Teacher's Guide

Google Doc / .pptx / .pdf

For additional prompts when introducing students to VEX GO with the PDF Book. 1 for teacher use


Begin the lab by engaging with the students.

  1. Hook

    Who remembers the three types of jobs that robots complete?
    Connect this STEM Lab to STEM Lab 1, where students learned that robots do jobs that are dirty, dull, or dangerous. Show examples of different job scenarios.

    Note: If students are new to VEX GO, use the Get Ready...Get VEX...GO! PDF book and Teacher’s Guide (Google Doc/.pptx/.pdf) to introduce them to learning and building with VEX GO. Add an additional 10-15 minutes to your lesson time to accommodate this additional activity. 

  2. Leading Question

    Now, we are going to choose a dirty, dull, or dangerous job scenario for our Code Base robot and plan our projects.

  3. Build Code Base robot.


Allow students to explore the concepts introduced.

Part 1

Students will choose a scenario and create a project plan using the Blueprint Worksheet. Students can include plans to build an addition to the Code Base robot using VEX GO pieces.

Mid-Play Break

Students will share their project plans in a class discussion.

Part 2

Students will create and start their projects. Students should identify what task their robots were asked to complete.


Allow students to discuss and display their learning.

A VEX GO character

Discussion Prompts