TEJ3M/TEJ4M – May 13, 2016

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.  Once the students have confirmed with me that they are finished all of the above circuits, then they can do the next to circuits with are:  1.) adding a butting; 2.) 3 LED’s & 3 different resistors.   I posted examples below as to how to do these activities.  I will take pictures of the students work once they finish.  If the students finish everything listed above then they can work on the 555 timer assignment listed below.

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 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 – Breadboard Example – Simple circuit (This is another example of s simple circuit with a resistor that I did with one of my previous classes.)

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.)

May 13 – Breadboard Example – Adding a Button (The students are to complete this once they have completed the series circuit, parallel circuit & series/parallel circuits.)

May 13 – Example with 3 LED’s and 3 Different Resistors (This is an example with 3 LED’s and 3 different resistors.  The students can use the resistance calculator listed below to help them calculate the resistance of each of the resistors they are using.)

May 13 – 555 Timer Assignment (Once the students have completed all of the assignments listed above, then they can work on this assignment.)

Steps to create a blinking LED with a 555 timer (This resource will help the students with the 555 timer assignment listed above.)

LED’s and their Voltage, Current & Resistance (This link has some specifics about the LED’s that we are using with respect to voltage, current and resistance.)

Resistance Calculator (This link will help the students to calculate the various resistance for the resistors they will be using in class.)

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”.)

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