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Robot Race

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Title:

Robot Race

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/eng06.sci.engin.systems.robotrace/robot-race/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Creating a robot capable of safely navigating its environment without human intervention has been a goal of engineers ever since they first conceived of robots nearly 50 years ago. Despite rapid advancements in technology, however, engineers did not succeed in the task of designing autonomous robots until recently. This video segment adapted from NOVA follows two teams as they push their engineering design skills to the limit to develop systems that allow cars to drive themselves in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. This video comes with discussion questions. This video can be played during a lesson on creating an algorithm to solve a problem as a collaborative team.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
5) Create an algorithm to solve a problem as a collaborative team.

Examples: Move a character/robot/person through a maze. List steps to build a sandwich.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create an algortihm.
  • work collaboratively.
  • solve a problem or complete a task with the algortihm.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • algorithm
  • collaborative
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • an algorithm can be used to solve a problem or complete a task.
  • the steps in creating an algortihm as a collaborative team.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • work as a collaborative team to create a problem-solving algorithm.
  • list steps in solving a problem.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • algorithms are used to solve problems or complete a task in a step-by-step process.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
2) Create an algorithm to solve a problem while detecting and debugging logical errors within the algorithm.

Examples: Program the movement of a character, robot, or person through a maze.
Define a variable that can be changed or updated.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create an algorithm to solve a problem.
  • detect and debug logical errors within an algorithm.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • algorithm
  • debug
  • detect
  • logical errors
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • an algorithm is a logical set of steps to solve a problem.
  • detecting and debugging logical errors within an algorithm will ensure the algorithm serves to solve a problem successfully.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create an algorithm to solve a problem while detecting and debugging logical errors within the algorithm.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • debugging an algorithm is searching for logical errors within the algorithm.
  • an algorithm is a set of steps to solve a problem.
  • how to create an algorithm to solve a problem while detecting and debugging logical errors within the algorithm.
Tags: DARPA Grand Challenge, robot, technology
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Author: Stephanie Carver