I told the grade 11’s (TEJ3M) to work on worksheet titled “Resistance Worksheet” at the start of today’s class. After giving the students some time to work on this worksheet, I then took up the worksheet with the students. After going over the worksheet, I then showed the grade 11’s a few examples of how to use the breadboard trainers today. I showed the students on the digital projector the 3 introductory circuits they were to make. The circuits they were to make on the breadboard trainer are: 1.) a series circuit; 2.) a parallel circuit; 3.) a series & parallel circuit. Once the students do each of these circuits, they are to call me over to take a picture of their circuit.
The grade 12’s (TEJ4M) are to create new bot with 3 sensors (light, proximity & touch). This new bot will have to complete the second task which is an obstacle course similar to the one they had to do last year for their final project (see picture of obstacle course below). The students can use this same bot when we do “Battle-bots” which will be our third and final task in this unit.
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
Grade 11 (TEJ3M):
May 10 – Resistance Example (This is the example the students are to use to help them complete the resistance worksheet attached below.)
May 10 – Resistance Worksheet (Once the students are finished everything listed above they are to work on this sheet.)
May 10 – Resistance Worksheet Answers (These are the answers to the worksheet listed above.)
May 12 – Example of Simple Circuit with Resistor (I showed the students this example in class today to re-enforce the fact they have to use resistors when making their circuits or the LED’s will burn out. Resistors go to ground from the shorter end of the LED – Cathode/Negative. A wire can go to the longer end of the LED – Anode/Positive).
May 12 – Simple Circuit – Using the Breadboard Trainer (Example) (This is an example of a simple circuit using the breadboard trainer. The students are this simple circuit before moving on to anything else. I will take a picture once the students complete this.)
May 12- Examples using the Breadboard (Parallel, Series & Parallel Series Circuits) (I showed this to the students to see how to make a series circuit, parallel circuit & a series/parallel circuit. The students has to create each of these circuits and I will take a picture of each one.)
Grade 12 (TEJ4M):
Various NXT step by step builds (There are various step by step instructions for building all kinds of different nxt robots.)
Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 1 (Tutorial 1 for the nxc programming language.)
Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 2 (Tutorial 2 for the nxc programming language.)
Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 3 (Tutorial 1 for the nxc programming language.)
Second Track Using all 3 sensors (The students are to create a robot using all 3 sensors and will then program it to go through this course. The students can use this same robot for “Battle-bots”.)