STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - MBOT Year 7

Year 7

Building mBot robots and understanding how they work

Lesson

1

Resources

mBot

Lesson Goals

Build the mBot

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Build their own mBot

Design your own mBot body

Closing Summary

 

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Lesson

2

Resources

 

Lesson Goals

Introduction to using mBot controls

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Explore the controls

Learn basics of mBot such as movement, rotation, sound, lights, colour detection

Closing Summary

 

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Lesson

3

Resources

 

Lesson Goals

Choose a recipe and learn where different foods come from in Australia

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Find a recipe

Source each ingredient to its Australian origin

Find out about the place and the conditions where that grows

Closing Summary

 

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Lesson

4

Resources

 

Lesson Goals

Learn programming (specific) to move robot around Australia

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Robot moves from location to location

Robot says the name of the place and how the food is grown there. Can be detected by colour or by following a line.

Robot is able to simulate how the food is harvested

Robot detects each food based on colour

Closing Summary

 

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Lesson

5

Resources

 

Lesson Goals

Produce a large map of Australia that has all the key ingredients on it

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Creation of map

Production of models of each ingredients

Closing Summary

 

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Lesson

6

Resources

 

Lesson Goals

Cook recipe this session

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Students should have sourced all ingredients before moving onto the recipe

Closing Summary

 

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Lesson

7

Resources

 

Lesson Goals

Ordering food and catch up time

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Coding sorted

Order sorted

Map complete

Closing Summary

 

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Lesson

8

Resources

 

Lesson Goals

Demonstrate all learning across the previous 7 sessions

Introduction/ Motivator

 

Activity

Your family will be coming to watch you present

 

Final sequence:

The robot starts in Perth on the map and heads to each location around Australia EG Carnarvon for bananas, Wheat Belt for Wheat, Barossa Valley for grapes. Upon arrival at each place the robots tell the audience about the food, where it’s from, how it is grown and harvested. Each ingredient is moved back to Perth and dropped off. Robot tells us the recipe and they students bring out the food they have prepared day before.

Closing Summary

 

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