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This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using VEX IQ robotics kits and ModKit programming software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the VEX starter kit.
Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover, as well as related challenges, in...
This sample, taken from a teacher guide, makes use of Lego NXT programmable kits to create musical instruments. Controllable devices are built that can ‘play’ percussion instruments such as a xylophone and a drum; other ideas include making a trumpet using NXT touch sensors for buttons, or controlling tone using...
This sample of a teacher guide shows how the Lego NXT programmable brick can be used with compatible sensors as a versatile data logging kit. It contains examples of data logging in the wider world to help students engage with the topic, and guidance for simple investigative activities that link to science,...
This Key Stage 1 activity introduces children to QR (Quick Response) Codes. The children use tablets to scan QR Codes and guess the minibeasts from a given habitat.
Includes step-by-step lesson plan and associated teacher/pupil resources.
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This presentation introduces the Makey Makey. It starts with basic connection to the device and demonstrating a simple circuit. Activities include controlling your keyboard to type, use the mouse and controlling Scratch using simple code.
This resource describes 5 mini projects using the Makey Makey.
- Create a joystick / games controller
- Create arrows to control a character in Scratch
- Controlling the mouse
- Making the onboard LED's flash
- Controlling a motor using the 5V output
This resource for VEX IQ Modkit helps students to understand the basic principles of using blocks of code to create a programme. The Modkit blocks have been reproduced so that they can be printed and used by students for discussion and when planning their code. This resource contains a classroom presentation...
2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.