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Lab 9 - Movement Challenge

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  • 8 - 15 years old
  • 45 minutes - 3 hours
  • Intermediate
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Description

Students will program their Autopilot to drive on a designated path through a sequence of movements.

Key Concepts

  • Robot Behaviors
  • Decompose the steps needed to solve a challenge
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • How to create, download and run a project
  • Programming a sequence of movements
  • How to save a project

Objectives

  • Build an Autopilot robot and configure the Smart sensors

  • Decompose problems into smaller subproblems to facilitate the program development process

  • Program the Autopilot to follow a specific path

  • Compare and refine algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate

  • Use operator blocks to make the robot move a precise distance

  • Test and debug a program to make sure it runs accurately

  • Describe choices made during program development using comments and presentations

Materials needed

  • Autopilot Robot

  • Charged Robot Battery

  • VEXcode IQ

  • USB Cable (if using a computer)

  • Engineering Notebook/ Graph Paper

  • Larger Paper

  • Rulers

  • Markers

  • Blocks (2-3 per group)

Facilitation Notes

  • Teacher support, discussion questions, tips, and student assessment are all organized in the STEM lab to give the teacher a successful engagement.

  • VEXcode IQ and VEXos Utility should be downloaded to each student device that will be used for programming the Autopilot.

  • Students should become familiar with the pieces before beginning to build the Autopilot. Each Superkit contains a poster containing true size representations of all the pieces contained in the kit.

  • Batteries should be charged prior to the start of the STEM lab.

  • An engineering notebook can be as simple as lined paper within a folder or binder. The notebook shown is a more sophisticated example that is available through VEX.

Educational Standards

Standards for Technological Literacy (STL)

  • Grades 3-5

    • 1.D

    • 2.H

    • 9.C

    • 9.D

    • 10.C

    • 11.F

    • 11.G

    • 12.D

    • 12.G

  • Middle School

    • 2.M

    • 2.N

    • 2.P

    • 2.R

    • 3.F

    • 8.E

    • 8.G

    • 9.F

    • 9.G

    • 9.H

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

  • Grades 3-5

    • 1B-CS-03

    • 1B-AP-08

    • 1B-AP-10

    • 1B-AP-11

    • 1B-AP-16

  • Grades 6-8

    • 2-AP-15

    • 2-AP-17

    • 2-AP-18

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Grade 3-5

    • 3-5 ETS 1-1

    • 3-5 ETS 1-2

  • Middle School

    • MS-ETS1-1

    • MS-ETS1-1

    • MS-ETS1-3

    • MS-ETS1-4

Common Core State Standards - English and Language Arts (CCSS)

  • Grades 3-5

    • SL.3-5.1

    • W.3-5.2

    • RI.4.7

  • Middle School

    • RI.6.7

    • SL.6-7.4

    • SL.6-8.1

    • WHST.6-8.2

    • WHST.6-8.4

    • RST.6-8.3

    • 7.RP.A.2

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

  • 10.7.b.1

  • 110.7.b.3

  • 110.7.b.4

  • 110.7.b.4

  • 110.7.b.4

  • 126.16.c.2

  • 110.24.b.1

  • 110.24.b.10

  • 110.24.b.3

  • 111.27.b.4

Florida State Standards (CPALMS)

  • LAFS.3-5.SL.1.1

  • LAFS.5.W.1.2

  • LAFS.4.RI.3.7

  • LAFS.68.WHST.1.2

  • LAFS.68.WHST.2.4

  • LAFS.68.RST.1.3

  • MAFS.7.RP.1.2

  • MAFS.K12.MP.1

  • MAFS.K12.MP.2

Indiana Academic Standards (IAS)

  • 5.SL.2.1

  • 5.W.3.2

  • 5.ML.1

  • 6-8.LST.5.2

  • 6-8.LST.2.3

  • 6.NS.8

  • PS.1

  • PS.2