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Teacher Toolbox icon Teacher Toolbox - The Purpose of this Section

This Rethink section will allow students to engage in additional activities using the [Turn for] and [Drive for] blocks.

turn right 90 degrees

drive forward 1 inch

Students will work with their group to complete new tasks for the Autopilot. Students will program new VEXcode IQ Blocks projects and record their findings and ideas in their engineering notebooks.

This section includes:

  • Remix Activities:

    • Activity A: Drive around a box!

    • Activity B: Think like a robot: getting to your seat!

  • Remix Questions

Teacher Toolbox icon Teacher Toolbox - Students' Rethink Roles

At the beginning of the Rethink section, put the students into their groups and have the students choose their roles. For a refresher on the roles and tips for facilitating groups, click here. (Google / .docx / .pdf)

Teacher Tips icon Teacher Tips

  • If students need a quick review of VEXCode IQ, they can reference the Tutorials at any time during this investigation. The Tutorials are located in the toolbar. Students can review saving, downloading and running a program, along with other items, with the tutorials.

  • Make sure each student group has all of the necessary materials.

Exploring Other Blocks

You got your Autopilot to turn! Let’s explore how to use the turn for block with other blocks to complete more complex tasks.

The Builder in each group should get the hardware required. The Recorder should get the group’s engineering notebook. The Programmer should open VEXcode IQ.

Materials Required:
Quantity Materials Needed

Autopilot Robot


Charged Robot Battery


VEXcode IQ


Engineering Notebook


USB Cable (if using a computer)




Box (or rectangular object)

Teacher Tips icon Teacher Tips

  • Model each of the troubleshooting steps for the students. Remind the students that each group has someone in the role of the builder.
    That person should be checking these items throughout the exploration.

  • Click here (Google / .docx / .pdf) for Autopilot’s motors and sensors configuration.

Before you begin the activity...

Do you have each of these items ready? The Builder should check each of the following: