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Link to Complex Machines Notebook Checks

STEM Explorations

  • January 14th-18th
    Monday, January 14th
    1. Notebook Check
    2. Sketch-Up Activity work time

    Tuesday, January 15th and Wednesday, January 16th
    1. The Lifter Engineering Challenge - Link to Lego Instruction Booklets for help
    2. Continue to work on Sketch-Up Activity
    Homework: Check to make sure your notebook is complete for today.

    Thursday, January 17th and Friday, January 18th
    1. The Bat Engineering Challenge - Link to Lego Instruction Booklets for help
    2. Continue to work on Sketch-Up Activity
    Homework: Check to make sure your notebook is complete for today.
    Posted Jan 11, 2019, 10:35 AM by Samantha Thacker
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Advanced STEM

  • January 7th-25th
    1. Finish EV3 Robots: Build 5 unique robots. 4 of them may be from the instructions from the Lego Mindstorms software and at least 1 must be of your own creation. Please document the robots you build with pictures, videos, and writing on a google document or on a website you create. Documentation should include 3-4 paragraphs per robot describing how the robot works, what it can do, and modifications you have made on it to make it better. SUBMIT YOUR URL HERE!!!
    Here are some guiding questions to help you on your reflections. You may choose to write a paragraph about each idea:
    • Intro/Building Process: What is the name of the robot? What was the building process like? How long did it take to build? Did you make any modifications to the instructions?
    • Program: How did the program work? What did the robot do when you ran the program? What could you change in the program to make the robot do something different?
    • Robot: What is the purpose of this robot? How could this robot be beneficial in the world? Could you make this robot on a bigger or smaller scale to make it useful for a specific purpose?
    • Conclusion: Overall, how was your experience building this robot? What would you do differently in the future? What would be your next steps for this robot?
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 8:35 AM by Samantha Thacker
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