Project Description

Students design, build, and program a robot from scratch. The class begins with the assembly of kitted robots from parts provided by TinkRworks. Students also use our block-based programming environment to program the robots to accomplish challenges provided by instructors. These challenges are designed to allow students to develop logic and programming skills fundamental to all robotics. With a basic understanding of robotics in place, students create a robot with uniquely programmed capabilities.

Key Concepts

Arduino, Circuit, Conditionals, Control flow, Debugging, Duration, Echolocation, Electricity, Frequency, IR sensor, Jumper wires, LED, PCB, Program, RGB pixels, Syntax, Ultrasonic sensor, Wavelength

Essential Question

How can we build, personalize, and program a robot that can meet a variety of challenges while expressing our individualism?

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Summary of Standards

SAMPLE ALIGNMENT GRADE 4

Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will model how internal and external parts of computing devices work together, use data to highlight cause-and-effect relationships, create programs with sequences, events, loops, and conditionals, and test a program to ensure that it runs as intended.

Common Core ELA
Students will learn new content specific vocabulary, engage in collaborative discussions, and review key ideas that are expressed.

Common Core Math
Students will generate patterns and add multi-digit numbers.

 

Don’t see your standards here? Contact us to find out how this project aligns to your grade(s).

Summary of Standards

SAMPLE ALIGNMENT GRADE 4
Computer Science Teaching Association Standards (CSTA)
Students will model how internal and external parts of computing devices work together, use data to highlight cause-and-effect relationships, create programs with sequences, events, loops, and conditionals, and test a program to ensure that it runs as intended.

Common Core ELA
Students will learn new content specific vocabulary, engage in collaborative discussions, and review key ideas that are expressed.

Common Core Math
Students will generate patterns and add multi-digit numbers.

Don’t see your standards here? Contact us to find out how this project aligns to your grade(s).

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