This is an extension of sixth grade robotics, except students will be creating robots without any instructions. They must create a robot whose form fits its function and is programmed to complete a specific task around the school. We will be reviewing basic block programming from the year prior and taking it one step further by using more complicated blocks, longer programs, and multiple sensors.
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman and Dr. Frank Poole are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
- I can design a program that uses the ultrasonic sensor and color sensor to sense objects of various colors within a specified distance and respond accordingly.
- I can design a program that allows a robot to sort, pick up and move various objects according to color and distance.
- I can apply previous knowledge of EV3 Mindstorm robotics to design an original robot whose form fits its function.
- I can program my original robot to complete a complex and specific challenge within the school using at least one sensor and a minimum of the following blocks: move steering, move tank, loop, and switch.
- I can create a marketing and advertising campaign aimed at cross-promotional applications.
- I can discuss robotics themed, complex science fiction literature ‘beyond the text’, with student facilitators, focusing on predictions, inferences, characterizations, themes, point of view, and interpretation.
- I can review a robotics-themed book and movie focusing on the importance of similarities and differences between them.
- I can document my learning of design engineering by placing an artifact of an event in this unit and writing a well thought-out and thorough reflection answering all prompts on my portfolio website.