March 12

SRD Week Ahead: 3/20-3/24

Monday-Wednesday:Topics:Demonstrating understanding of gear trains.
Demonstrate how gear ratios control performance of the gear train.
Discover how gears are used in programming to effectively control robot actions.
Design and Program robot dragster for speed competition
Activities: Continue programming and testing of robot dragster.
HW: Phase II is due Thursday at the start of class as well as printed program. Please print the Need for Speed Rubric as well.

Thursday/Friday: Topics:Demonstrating understanding of gear trains.
Demonstrate how gear ratios control performance of the gear train.
Discover how gears are used in programming to effectively control robot actions.
Design and Program robot dragster for speed competition
Activities: Need for Speed Trials

March 3

SRD Week Ahead: 3/6-3/10

**PRINT handout for Monday

Monday: Topics: Demonstrating understanding of gear trains.
Demonstrate how gear ratios control performance of the gear train.
Discover how gears are used in programming to effectively control robot actions.
Activities: Exploring Gears

Tuesday: Topics: Demonstrating understanding of gear trains.
Demonstrate how gear ratios control performance of the gear train.
Discover how gears are used in programming to effectively control robot actions.
Activities: Exploring Gears

Wednesday-Friday: Topics:Demonstrating understanding of gear trains.
Demonstrate how gear ratios control performance of the gear train.
Discover how gears are used in programming to effectively control robot actions.
Design and Program robot dragster for speed competition
Activities: Challenge: Need for Speed
Need for Speed Rubric
Design handout: Need for Speed
**DH Phase 1 due Thursday, typed start of class. Send it to me ahead of time if you are going to be gone.
HW:

February 26

SRD Week Ahead: 2/27-3/3

Extra Problems; CH 6/7 Thursday 7:40

Monday: Explain/Explore
Topics: Test and manipulate ultrasonic sensor, range and text blocks so robot can sense and interact with its environment
Activities: Robot Educator: Ultrasonic, Text and Range Tutorials

Tuesday: Explain/Explore
Topics: Test and manipulate ultrasonic sensor, range and text blocks so robot can sense and interact with its environment
Activities: Robot Educator: Ultrasonic, Text, Range Tutorials

Wednesday: Elaborate
Topics: Demonstrate understanding of ultrasonic, text and range blocks.
Activities: Mini-Challenge #5: Stay Away from the Edge

Thursday: Elaborate
Topics: Demonstrate understanding of ultrasonic, text and range blocks.
Activities: Mini-Challenge #5: Stay Away from the Edge

Friday: Elaborate
Topics: Demonstrate understanding of ultrasonic, text and range blocks.
Activities: Demonstrate Mini-Challenge #5: Stay Away from the Edge

February 17

SRD Week Ahead: 2/20-2/24

Monday: SCHOOL HOLIDAY WHOOP WHOOP!

**Begin Color sensor: Build attachment and cuboid

Tuesday-Thursday: Explore CH 7: COLOR SENSOR
Topics: Investigate color sensor and how it can be used to respond to its environment
Activities: StayInCircle, **Colorline (see note below), ShowColor, Discovery 34, ReflectedLine1, ReflectedLine2, MorseCoade, Discovery #36, Design Discovery #7

ReflectedLine1 and 2 are going to cause the robot to do similar actions, the second one is a refinement for smoother movements
*Be able to answer Discovery #35
**If you have problems making the robot stay on the straight line during the Colorline portion, go to your Robot Educator and look at “Beyond Basics” and select the “Switch”. This is another way to accomplish the same task you may be more successful using to the different motor blocks. Also, decrease your Power if necessary.

Friday: Activities: Test Chapters 6 and 7

February 9

SRD Week Ahead: 2/13-2/17

This week we will start investigating the different sensors we can use to design and program our robots. Up first is the touch sensor, next week we will look at the color sensor.

Extra Problems for Unit 1 Test and Ch 5 test will be Friday morning at 7:40

Monday: Activities: Mini Challenge: Going the Distance and Going the Distance Rubric
HW: Type up experimental procedure, purpose and hypothesis

Tuesday: Activities: Going the Distance Demo Day
HW: Complete conclusion (whole lab report is due Wednesday at the start of class) PRINT a copy, do not send it to me.

Wed/Thurs/Fri: Activities:CH 6: Understanding Sensors: WaitforTouch, Discovery #23, #24, WaitforChange, #26, TouchSwitch, #27, #29

February 5

SRD Week Ahead: 2/6-2/10

Starting with CH 5 this week. We will learn about programming with the loop, wait, and how create and use My Blocks effectively. We will finish up the week with a test over CH 5.

Monday-Thursday:
Topics: Demonstrate understanding of wait, loop, and my blocks
Create programs that incorporate wait, loop, and my blocks to demonstrate robot tasks.
Create and execute programs that demonstrate the robots ability to multitask using multiple start blocks and splitting sequence wires.

Activities: AKA SEQUENCE OF EVENTS: Complete each activity, make sure it is correct before you Demo for me. Get my approval before you move on to the next one.
Discover activities: WaitDisplay program, #14, #15, One Square program (pg51), InfiniteSquare program, #16, #17 (repeat 5 times), MyBlockdemo program, MultiSequence program, #20, #22 (should run for 20-25 seconds, should see repeat of pattern).

Friday: Activities: Test Ch 5. Review chapter and associated pages from the other packets I gave you last week.

January 27

SRD Week Ahead: 1/30-2/3

You will complete the Picasso Challenge this week. A few due dates to be mindful of for the upcoming week.

Wednesday: Make sure you have completed the last 2 sections of Phase II on the Design Handout for the Picasso Challenge. Make sure you print your program before class on Thursday. You will not be able to come to class and go print it. Take care of it Wednesday.

Thursday: Picasso Challenge is due at the beginning of class you will have about 5 minutes to get your robot turned on and ready to go. You will not have chances to modify your program or make test runs.

Friday: TBA

January 20

SRD Week Ahead: 1/23-1/27

Monday: The handouts for the Discover Activities will be passed out in class
Activities: Discover Activity #5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
HW: Design handout for Mini Challenge #3: Picasso Challenge DUE FRIDAY at the start of the class period. Print the handout before you come to class. Do not send it to me unless you are absent from school. If you are going to be gone on Friday, turn it into me on Thursday. COMPLETE PHASE 1 AND 2 (THROUGH THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS)
MC #3 Picasso

Tuesday: Activities: Discover Activity #5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (complete unfinished portions)
HW: Design Handout for Mini Challenge #3: Robot Picasso

Wednesday: Topics: Demonstrate understanding of What is a Robot and basic EV3 programming hardware, firmware, and software as well as programming blocks and sensors used thus far in class projects.
** Use the handouts from class to review AND look back at previous week’s handouts and playlists
Activities: Test Unit 1
HW: Design Handout for Mini Challenge #3: Robot Picasso

Thursday: Activities: Discover Activity #5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (complete unfinished portions)
HW: Design Handout for MC #3

Friday: Activities: Mini Challenge #3: Robot Picasso
HW:

January 8

Week Ahead: 1/9-1/13

PRINT Riley Rover handout for class
Make sure you have looked through and taken notes on the prezi and playlist from last week as well as the two links on the EV3 hardware, software and firmware. You will also receive a packet over information we are covering to use for evaluation purposes.

Monday: Begin RIley Rover Assignment
HW: Print Challenge Handout

Tuesday: Activities: Mini-Challenge 1: Taking Turns (Application)
HW:

Wednesday:
Activities: Mini-Challenge 1: Take Turns Demonstration (Application)
Introduce Mini-Challenge 2: Catch Me If You Can
HW:

Thursday/Friday: Topics: Demonstrate understanding of motor, wait, swing, and point turns for blocks
Demonstrate understanding of program structure to allow the robot to perform specific tasks
Collaborate with teammate to create and merge programs into a synchronized movements.
Activities: Mini-Challenge 2: Catch Me If You Can (application) Programming
HW: