STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - Edison 8/9

Edison for Technology Mandatory – Playground Cleanup Robot

 

Lesson 1: Define the Problem – After recess or lunch

 

Which areas of the playground are the dirtiest?

What kind of rubbish is out there?

Measure / weigh the rubbish

What type of materials are there? Plastics / recycling / paper?

 

Lesson 2: Measure the playground

 

Find out the locations of the walls / doors.

Locate identified obstacles.

Measure angels of surfaces.

Determine texture of surfaces.

 

Lesson 3: Program a path around the classroom

 

Weave between chairs.

Drop a piece of rubbish on the ground in the classroom and see if the robot acknowledges the rubbish

 

Lesson 4: Program the path around the playground

 

Build / test the basic Edison robot

Test the program, running around the playground

 

Lesson 5: Design the mechanism for picking up the rubbish

 

Sketch possible design solutions

Evaluate designs

 

Lesson 6: Design a vessel to store the rubbish

 

Sketch possible design solutions

Use different materials to determine what the Edison can actually pull around.

 

Test the mechanism to pick up one piece of rubbish and put it into the vessel.

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 7:

 

Build the mechanism for picking up the rubbish

 

Build the mechanism and test it to pick up a single piece of rubbish

 

 

Lesson 8: Test the final design solution

 

Take the Edison into the playground and pick up rubbish

What is going to happen to the rubbish now? Recycling / reusing / sustainability.