STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - EDISON ROBOT Year 5/6

End Point: Create a prototype to fit on an edison to safely transport water and program the edison to navigate through terrain

Year 5/6

LessonSession

Sequence of learning

Materials/considerations

1

Video: third-world water consumption

How is water used? (hydro-electricity – possibly?)

Research how water is currently being transported?

Why do people transport water?

 

 

2

Understand the problem/build knowledge

Students then come up with their own problem as to why they are transporting water.  Eg, putting out fire, watering a garden,

 

Think pair share

3

Investigate Edison

Edison/Black matte duct tape

4

Design the water carrier – (volume/weight/capacity –maths)

Diagram (Labelled scientific diagram)

Collect materials to make carrier out of

5

Make carrier (Extension – time trials of how much water could be transported in …)

 

6

Create a map of the groups terrain with scale/legend–

(Maths - distance and measurement)

 

7

Testing-modify

 

8

Modifying and testing (extending?)evaluation

 

 

Considerations:

Distance

Weight

Incline

Fire-regrowth

Terrain

History

Design plan