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Vocabulary

Project
A list of commands sequenced together in order for a robot to execute behaviors.
VEXcode GO
Software used to create a project and communicate with VEX GO robots.
GO Brain
StartsĀ user projects and controls the VEX GO devices connected to it.
GO Battery
Provides power to VEX GO electronic components.
Drivetrain
Allows a robot to move forward, reverse, left and right using wheels or other methods.
{When started} block
Starts the attached stack of blocks when the project is started.
[Drive for] block
Moves the Drivetrain either forward or in reverse for a given distance.
[Turn for] block
Rotates the Drivetrain left or right for a given number of 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