STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - EDISON ROBOT Year 4
Year Level: Year 4
Interest - lego compatible
Lesson 1 –
- u/s digital technology through the use of an Edison – it uses technology -
See and hear (how do senses work), sense light levels, detect alarms, hears alarms, someone has to program it –
- show children the Edison to feel and explore
- Show clip on meetedisonrobot – on youtube
- Show real life applications through youtube i.e.
automated car – school bus
- Start with clip on automated cars – Mercedes, trucks on mine sites, 3d printer, coded dromes
- Brainstorm in small groups other applications of the automated objects
- Share ideas
What sort of things would you need on an automated school bus – discussion questions
- Keep children safe
- Problems that the school bus might have – kids out of seats, no parent to pick up
- Other – blind people
- Who is going to program
- Security concerns
Put up on the board – children might want to add other questions
Lesson 2 -
- Review previous lesson – automated objects – has anyone thought of anything else
- Remind what stop/share code is
- Play with Edison and Edmat – stop before the first child has finished
- Put coding site up on interactive whiteboards – show how to code and connect robot, and how to transfer code. (using hovercam)
- Explain fail, fail, fail Learn, fail, fail, fail
- Students chose to on computer to code or back to Edmat with Edison
- Allow time to explore – 40min ish
- Bring back together
- Chart and share discoveries – What did that piece of code actually do?
- Linking terminology with actions – create glossary
Problem to begin solving
Evaluation tool – problems that get more complex as they go along
You want them to create their own Edmat to follow a path?
Have their own Edison and have a racetrack?
Who can make Edison move around a square track – that is a least 20cm line width?
Over and around obstacles?
Find their way through a maze?
Where do I want my kids to get to here?
Lesson 5 – Presentation
Have students demonstrate where they got to with the final problem – evaluate.