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VEX IQ Activities

These activities offer more ways to engage with the VEX IQ (2nd generation) Kit, providing simple one page exercises that blend STEM concepts with curricular content in fun and engaging ways.

They are designed to be easy to follow for independent student use, giving them great flexibility in terms of classroom implementation. Activities can be used as part of a teacher's lesson, as an extension activity, or as a scaffolding strategy to support differentiated learning.

Each one is designed with Step by Step instructions for students to complete the activity, as well as "Level Up" prompts for additional challenges, and "Pro Tips" to highlight techniques and concepts around building and design.

Click on one of the tiles below to access a VEX IQ Activity.

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Coding

1..2..3.. Green Light

1 2 3 GreenLight

Create a VEXcode IQ project using the Touch LED Sensor.

Coding

At a Distance

At a Distance Activity Tile

Use the Distance Sensor to avoid cubes!

Coding

BaseBot Driver

Basebot Driver

Navigate a city maze using the Controller. First, build the city, then drive in it!

Coding

Basketball Drills

Basketball Drills

Use My Blocks to pass parameters and organize your code in VEXcode IQ.

Controller

Block Party

Block Party

How fast can you move three cubes to a new location using the Controller?

Engineering

Build a Wagon

Build a Wagon

Create an addition to the BaseBot to carry an IQ Cube up an inclined plane!

Engineering

Can You Name That Part?

Can you name that part

Play a game to find parts of the VEX IQ Kit!

Coding

Code a Code

Code a Code

Send a secret message using the Touch LED.

Coding

Color Sensing

Color Sensing Activity Tile

Use the Optical Sensor to travel from cube to cube!

Coding

Cube Crasher Challenge

Cube Crasher Challenge

Code the BaseBot to knock down cubes!

Coding

Cube Pusher

Cuber Pusher Tile

Code the BaseBot to push cubes out of the square!

Coding

Decision Maker

decision

Use Operator blocks to make decisions in VEXcode IQ.

Controller

Defend the Castle

Defend the Castle

Drive your Clawbot to build a wall and defend your castle!

Coding

Drive Forward and Reverse

Drive Forward and Reverse Tile

Autonomously move your robot forward and backwards!

Coding

Follow the Light

Follow the Light

Drive your robot using a flashlight!

Engineering

Forward, Lift, Reverse

Forward Lift Reverse Tile

Which direction is faster when moving an object?

Science

Get a Grip

How much grip do your tires have

Test the grip of different VEX IQ tires!

Math

Get in Shape

Get in Shape

Use connectors to create different shapes.

Coding

Golf Course Mower

Golf Course Mower

Code your BaseBot to drive over the entire golf course, while avoiding the sandpits!

Engineering

Hang Out

Hang out

Can you build a device that hangs out off of your desk?

Engineering

How Big Are Your Teeth?

How big are your teeth

Can you calculate the pitch of your gears and sprockets?

Coding

It’s All Relative

its all relative

Use multiplication to reduce a scale model.

Coding

Magic Movement

Magic Movement Tile

Use the Distance Sensor to magically move your BaseBot!

Coding

Marker Maze

Marker Maze tile

Can your BaseBot turn at the correct angle to avoid knocking over the markers?

Coding

Navigate the Maze

Navigate the Maze

Use the Bumper Switch to solve a cube maze!

Controller

Navigate the Maze with Driver Control

Navigate the Maze

Drive your BaseBot using the Controller to solve a cube maze!

Engineering

Pinball Wizard

pinball wizard

Create a pinball game that includes simple machines using VEX IQ parts!

Art

Pitch Pointillism

Pitch Pointillism tile+

Use your VEX IQ Pitch Shafts to create a piece of original art!

Engineering

Rubber Band Car

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14qqnj7h632eRZHNEDgZGX-t2eu223K5wEwTmxkGBlrk/edit#

Can you design and build a car powered only by a single rubber band?

Engineering

Scavenger Hunt

VEX IQ Bins

Use the Interactive Parts Poster to learn more about your VEX IQ (2nd gen) Kit and find all the pieces described.

Coding

Secret Code

Secret Code

Use the Controller to flash out a secret message with the Touch LED Sensor.

Engineering

Signs

Signs Tile

Can you build a sign with parts from your VEX IQ Kit?

Math

Spin Your Wheels

Spin your wheels

Can you calculate how fast your wheel spins using measurements from a VEXcode IQ Project?

Coding

Square Dance

Square Dance

Code the BaseBot to drive in a square!

Coding

Stop and Go

Stop and Go Activity Tile

Code the BaseBot to travel to different locations!

Coding

The Claw

The Claw

Use your Clawbot to strategically remove VEX pieces from a pile.

Coding

To the Left, To the Right

To the Left, To the Right!

Code the BaseBot to turn left and right.

Coding

Traffic Signals

traffic signals

How many cards does it take to get to the finish line?

Art

Tread Art

Tread Art Tile

Use your VEX IQ wheels to create a piece of abstract art!

Engineering

Triple Transfer

Triple transfer

How fast can you move three blocks to a new location?

Coding

Turn Around

Turn Around

Learn about the BaseBot’s heading to push cubes!

Math

VEX Teasers

Teaser 2

Use your VEX IQ pieces to solve some spatial reasoning brain teasers.