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Let's Detect and Avoid

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EdBlocks Day 11

Lesson Summary:

Students program their robots to detect obstacles and turn around before they run into them.

What You'll Do:

Program your robot to detect obstacles and turn around before hitting them. run the program and write down how many seconds you put in the program for the Edison's 'drive backwards' block and 'right turn' block. Students come up with and draw their own way for their robot to detect and alert of an object in the way.

Materials

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  • Chromebook or other computer (If they are coding)

  • Edison robot (1 per student)

  • Legos & tray (1 per student)

  • Obstacles detected by the robot (books, boxes, etc.)

Printable Lesson 

STEM Coach Instructions

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Printable Lesson Activity 

Student Journal Sheets

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Printable Journal Page

Video:

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Video:

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