Week 1

Outline

Overview

Session 1

Questions

What is the environment of Mars?

Can we program using Move Steering, Loop, and Ultrasonic Sensor Blocks?

Goal

To understand the Mars and its environment, history, etc

To solve problems using Move Steering, Loop, and Ultrasonic Sensor Blocks

Activities

Research web resources on Mars and its environment

Explore Move Steering Block, Loop Block, and Ultrasonic Sensor Block in EV3 software

Write code using relevant blocks

Resources

Videos and Internet Resources, Worksheet 2, EV3 software

Outcomes

Descriptions on Mars environment

A short code using EV3 software

Session 2

Questions

How do we program to make robots sense color?

How do we build a Lego robot?

Goal

To solve problems using Color Sensor, Sound, Display, Switch, and Wait Blocks

To assemble a robot using the Lego Mindstorms robot kit

Activities

Write code using Color Sensor Block, Sound Block, Display Block, Switch Block, and Wait Block

To assemble a robot by following the provided instruction

Resources

EV3 Software, Worksheet 3, Building Guide from Lego, Robot kits

Outcomes

A short code using EV3 software

A partially assembled EV3 Robot