In this unit, your pupils will work as physicists and engineers, conducting experiments to investigate phenomena, principles and concepts involved in physical science and technology. Working in teams of two, they’ll complete a series of lessons that use hands-on experiments to explore gear ratios, friction and gravity. The unit concludes with an open-ended challenge, which provides an opportunity for your pupils to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge in creative ways.
Use the Gyro Sensor to turn by precise angles and My Blocks to organise programs.
Build a Tilting Platform to experimentally determine the coefficient of friction for different objects.
Build a Drop Tower to experimentally determine the gravitational constant.
Design, build and program a robot that can navigate to the lunar base, pick up the flight commander and set her down at the base area.
In this unit, your pupils will work as scientists and engineers. They’ll immerse themselves in motivating STEM activities that prompt creative problem-solving, communication and teamwork. They’ll work on the Challenge Mat, an engaging and motivating platform where they’ll creatively apply their STEM knowledge and expand their problem-solving skills as they develop their Space Challenge solutions.
In this unit, your pupils will use the Driving Base as a modular platform for learning the basics of building and programming autonomous robots. Each lesson introduces a new extension to be built onto the Driving Base. These extensions enable it to detect obstacles, move objects, follow lines and turn by precise angles. The unit ends with a factory-themed challenge that will put your pupils’ robotics skills to the test!
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