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.
1..2..3.. Green Light
Create a VEXcode IQ project using the Touch LED Sensor.
Advanced Scavenger Hunt
Use the Interactive Parts Poster and your Kit to learn how pieces work together.
At a Distance
Use the Distance Sensor to avoid cubes!
Navigate a city maze using the Controller. First, build the city, then drive in it!
Use My Blocks to pass parameters and organize your code in VEXcode IQ.
How fast can you move three cubes to a new location using the Controller?
Build a Wagon
Create an addition to the BaseBot to carry an IQ Cube up an inclined plane!
Can You Name That Part?
Play a game to find parts of the VEX IQ Kit!
Code a Code
Send a secret message using the Touch LED.
Use the Optical Sensor to travel from cube to cube!
Cube Crasher Challenge
Code the BaseBot to knock down cubes!
Code the BaseBot to push cubes out of the square!
Use Operator blocks to make decisions in VEXcode IQ.
Defend the Castle
Drive your Clawbot to build a wall and defend your castle!
Drive Forward and Reverse
Autonomously move your robot forward and backwards!
Test your robot driving skills with four different driving configurations!
Follow the Light
Drive your robot using a flashlight!
Forward, Lift, Reverse
Which direction is faster when moving an object?
Get a Grip
Test the grip of different VEX IQ tires!
Get in Shape
Use connectors to create different shapes.
Golf Course Mower
Code your BaseBot to drive over the entire golf course, while avoiding the sandpits!
Can you build a device that hangs out off of your desk?
How Big Are Your Teeth?
Can you calculate the pitch of your gears and sprockets?
It’s All Relative
Use multiplication to reduce a scale model.
Use the Distance Sensor to magically move your BaseBot!
Can your BaseBot turn at the correct angle to avoid knocking over the markers?
Navigate the Maze
Use the Bumper Switch to solve a cube maze!
Navigate the Maze - Autonomous
Code your robot to solve a cube maze!
Navigate the Maze with Driver Control
Drive your BaseBot using the Controller to solve a cube maze!
Create a pinball game that includes simple machines using VEX IQ parts!
Use your VEX IQ Pitch Shafts to create a piece of original art!
Rubber Band Car
Can you design and build a car powered only by a single rubber band?
Sammy has fallen into a crater and needs your help! Create a rescue contraption using a pulley to lift Sammy out of the crater and back to safety.
Use the Interactive Parts Poster to learn more about your VEX IQ (2nd gen) Kit and find all the pieces described.
Use the Controller to flash out a secret message with the Touch LED Sensor.
Can you build a sign with parts from your VEX IQ Kit?
Spin Your Wheels
Can you calculate how fast your wheel spins using measurements from a VEXcode IQ Project?
Code the BaseBot to drive in a square!
Stop and Go
Code the BaseBot to travel to different locations!
Tallest Tower Challenge
Can you build a taller freestanding tower than your partner using the same 10 pieces?
Use your Clawbot to strategically remove VEX pieces from a pile.
To the Left, To the Right
Code the BaseBot to turn left and right.
How many cards does it take to get to the finish line?
Use your VEX IQ wheels to create a piece of abstract art!
How fast can you move three blocks to a new location?
Learn about the BaseBot’s heading to push cubes!
Use your VEX IQ pieces to solve some spatial reasoning brain teasers.
Wheel and Axle Lunar Rover
Design a Lunar Rover that will need to have an axle and wheel to drive on the moon. Use as many axles and wheels as you need.
Design a Wheelbarrow that incorporates more than one simple machine.