Lower Dauphin School District
Course Title: Robotics Engineering Subject: Technology Education Grade Level(s): 9-12
Synopsis of Curriculum
Working in teams, students build fully functioning robots, use motors and sensors to control them, and program them using National Instruments Engineering-based icon language that’s easy to learn and used widely in industry. As they work with the latest in educational robotics, students apply basic principles of algebra and geometry while learning about energy, force, speed, power, simple machines, complex mechanisms, coordinate systems, measuring, and more. Using the flexible TETRIX® building system with the LEGO® NXT Intelligent Brick and other available materials, students learn the basics of building a robot and then stretch their imaginations to design remote-controlled robots that dance, herd, crush Ping-Pong balls, and more. In addition, students learn to design and program basic autonomous robots. They create robots to perform gymnastics and dance maneuvers, learn how to use sensors, and adjust the speed, turning radius, and travel distance of the robots. It is recommended (but not required) that students take Engineering Design prior to enrolling in this course.
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