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This activity pack gives you four real-life science activities and one research project providing up to 25 hours of instruction. The activities are divided into four themes: Motion, Light and Color, Heat and Sound. The research project centers around data gathering and analysis for sensor-based inspection of aging bridges. Developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy, it includes video clips, worksheets and teacher introduction materials. NXT Temperature Sensor (9749) and NXT Software (2000080) are required.

Language versions:  English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, German

Key Learning Values:
  • Measuring distance, time and speed using linear formulas
  • Experimenting with light reflection and absorption
  • Investigating properties of sound with focus on amplitude and frequency
  • Experimenting with transfer of thermal energy by testing the effect of conduction, convection and radiation
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