STEM Labs are designed to be supplemental education experiences that are flexible and can be implemented in many different ways. Use the Pacing Guide to help make the Vision Sensor STEM Lab fit into your schedule. This STEM Lab can be adapted for a 45-, 60-, 105-, and 200-minute implementation instead of the full 280 minutes included in the materials.
Options for implementing this STEM Lab include:
If you have a limited amount of time, only complete the Seek and Play sections. The total time for both sections is 200 minutes. The students will finish with experiences in both building and using the Vision Sensor.
An option for 105 minutes is to have a Clawbot robot (or two) ready before class and have your students complete the Play and Rethink sections. This option compromises building to maximize experience using the Vision Sensor. Students can then run and test their projects using the shared Clawbot(s).
An option for 60 minutes is to have at least one Clawbot ready and have your students complete the Play and Apply sections. Students will gain experience in configuring and tuning the Vision Sensor as well as how Vision Sensors can be used in context in daily life and in VEX Robotics Competitions.
If you have only 45 minutes and can have at least one Clawbot ready before class, have your students complete the Play section. Students will gain experience in configuring and tuning the Vision Sensor.
STEM Lab pacing guides preview the concepts that are taught in each section (Seek, Play, Apply, Rethink, Know) of the STEM Lab, relate the resources that teachers can use to teach those concepts and identify all the materials that are needed. The STEM Lab Pacing Guide is an editable Google doc that you can save to your device and modify based on your classroom constraints, and the needs of your students.
Vision Sensor Pacing Guide