STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - EDISON ROBOT Year 3
Year 3 - Edison Robot
Create an efficient ranger robot to tidy the town while we sleep. Tie in to Ranger for Life program currently running in TP
Watch wall-e and discuss story Line of Wall-e (why did the world die?)
Discussion about robots KWL chart
Explain that technology is used to HELP humans (reiterate this throughout unit).
Play with the Edison's - don't spoon feed, allow students to experiment through trial and error.
Experiment with coding - ways to download codes to the Edison
Set mini challenges eg simple tracks with black tape
Introduce the bar code
Lesson 3 and 4
Collect rubbish data from around school and create tally
You could delve further and use excel and graphing to display results
Guest speaker - council member to discuss collection points and how much rubbish is produced - map on a class map for next lesson.
Plan and design a map of the town to scale (this will need to be on A2 paper) so the students can later put black tape on for the course. Students can build a lego tray on the back of the Edison.
Design the course on the map - who can come up with the most efficient route? Use black tape to map out course. Allow students to plan, test and evaluate.
Present map to the class