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Debrief Conversation

Now that you have completed all previous activities in the Up and Over Unit, it is time to reflect on your experience. In this section, you will be looking back at what you and your group have done during the Unit and discussing it during a debrief conversation.

Self Reflection

First, answer the following questions in your engineering notebook.

  1. How did your robot design change over the course of the Unit? What changes were most impactful on your robot's performance in the competition? Explain why those changes made such an impact.
  2. What changes did you make to your robot as a result of scouting? How did those changes affect your robot's performance in the competition?
  3. How did your team use data from your engineering notebooks to choose a driver and create a strategy for the competition? What are some specific examples?
  4. What was an obstacle your team faced when trying to improve on your robot? How did you overcome this obstacle?

Then, reflect on the learning targets you co-created with your teacher for this Unit. Have you learned what you set out to learn? Why or why not? What were you most successful with? Why? How do you think you can build on your progress moving forward? 

Once your group has completed their self-reflections, check-in with your teacher and let them know you are ready for your debrief conversation.

Debrief Conversation

Using the answers to your questions in your engineering notebook, rate yourself on the Debrief Conversation Rubric linked here. For each of the topics, rate yourself as an Expert, Apprentice, or Novice.

Ask your teacher if you need any clarification on what is expected of you during this self-assessment.

image of 3 middle school students in a discussion with a teacher


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