Despite meticulous planning and programming by its designers, an autonomous robot can encounter unexpected challenges. This is true for both LEGO® robots and Martian rovers. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members enter the FIRST LEGO® League Challenge tournament and work as a team to program their LEGO® robot to navigate a complex obstacle course. This video comes with discussion questions. The video can be played during a lesson on identifying a broad range of digital devices, the services they provide, and appropriate uses for them.
This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek defines a robot, explains the 3 parts of a robot, and informs us of some of the many different ways they are used. Then Josh Johnston, a research scientist at Boise State University and Dean Klein, Vice President of Advanced Memory Solutions at Micron, will answer students’ questions about robots on "Robotics: The Web Show." And on our "Watch This" segment Scientists at UGOBE explain how they designed and built Pleo, a baby Camarasaurus dinosaur toy. This video comes with discussion questions. This video can be played during a lesson on identifying a broad range of digital devices, the services they provide, and appropriate uses for them.
In this lesson, students are introduced to robots, including ones that exist in their everyday lives. They learn about the kinds of things that robots do, the excitement that goes with designing and testing, and what inspires ideas for different robots.
Abby Brown loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids that robots are used to do jobs like cleaning, homework, lifting heavy objects and keeping people safe.