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Description

Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials time or cost.

Students will learn how to engage in a robotics club.  Students will work in teams to design and build a robot to complete a series of given tasks.  Students will also learn how to program a robot to perform certain functions.

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Students will learn what it means to be autonomous and how to program robots to move on their own. They will learn the importance of giving specific, exact directions in a computer program to make the robot do what they want and go where they want. They will program the robots to complete increasingly difficult tasks, culminating in a robotics team competition.

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Students begin the unit learning about what robots are and how humans use robots to avoid dull, dirty, or dangerous work. Students will complete several tasks that require them to design a solution to a problem while following the given criteria and constraints, while also learning about inputs and outputs on a robot.

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Area: Force & Motion

This Third Grade unit is the SECOND in the curriculum of four (4) units developed to address the Third Grade science standards of the Michigan Science Standards related to Force and Motion.

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Area: Energy

This Fourth Grade unit is the FIRST in the curriculum of four (4) units developed to address the Fourth Grade science standards of the Michigan Science Standards related to Energy.

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