Robotics: Unit 1 - Grade 9

This is the first Unit in Grade 9 robotics. This unit introduces the concept of robotics through LEGO Mindstorms EV3 platform. With the EV3, students will build a robot, learn how to program it and solve robotics challenges.

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Unit overview for Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1- Computing and the physical world

This is the first learning activity in Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1. In this activity, students will be asked the question "what is a robot?" This activity is designed to help students understand what a robot is and key elements of robotics. Students will be introduced to the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit.

This is the second learning activity in Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1. In this activity, students will build their first LEGO robot from the LEGO Education booklet.

This is the third learning activity in Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1. In this activity, students will learn the basics of EV3 software. Students will familiarize themselves with the interface, learn how to connect the EV3 brick to a computer, how to download a program to the EV3 brick and how to find a program on the EV3 brick.

This is the fourth learning activity in Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1. In this activity, student will learn how to program the robot to move by using the EV3 software. This activity will introduce the Move Steering block and the Move Tank block.

This is the fifth learning activity in Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1. In this activity, students will learn how to use the EV3 Brick Display, Sounds and Brick Status Lights. This activity is optional and can be removed from the curriculum if time does not allow for it. 

This is the sixth learning activity in Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1. In this activity, students will learn how to collect data from the motors by using the Port View on the EV3 brick and apply the collected data to their programs.

This is the seventh learning activity in Grade 9 robotics: Unit 1. In this activity, the students will design the robot's actions to solve challenges. This activity will help students to review all of the programming skills that they have learned so far. 

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