April 20

Week Ahead: 4/23-4/27

Important Dates: These are the deadlines for turning in your pieces of the Animal Inventions. Points will be deducted for late assignments. Either send me the assignment via email or turn it in by the beginning of the class on the specified date.
April 24th: Animal Inventions Design Specification Handout
May 7th: Poster
May 8th: Invention

Extra Problems for CH 15 test 7:40 Wednesday
****Your Research and Phase 1 due Tuesday

Tuesday-Friday: Activities: Design/Construction/Testing Animal Invention
Friday Activities: CH 14 test

April 14

SRD Week Ahead: 4/9-4/13 and 4/16-4/20

4/9-4/13
Monday: Demo Ch 14 activities for me

Tuesday-Friday: Activities: CH 15: Using data Operations and My Blocks with Data Wires
Print Handout Ch 15 handout

4/16-4/20
Monday: Demo Ch 15 activities for me
Tuesday: Ch 14/15 test

Wednesday: Read answer questions Animal Inventions
Animal Inventions Article
Article Questions

Thursday: Activities: Introduce Animal Invention Project (video playlist) and design handout and Animal Rubric
Design Handout Animal Invention
HW: Research portion due by Friday end of class

Friday:Activities: Research and project planning for Animal Invention submit by end of class
HW: Design Brief and Sketch portions due on Tuesday 4/24

March 23

SRD Week AHEAD: 3/26-3/30 and 4/2-4/6

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

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

Wednesday/Thursday: Activities: Ch 14 Getting Started with Data Wires
Build and construct sketch bot and start on activities.

March 14

SRD Week Ahead: 3/19-3/23

Extra Problems: CH 7 Wednesday 7:40

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 and Range Tutorials

Wednesday: 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

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

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

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

March 2

SRD Week Ahead: 3/5-3/9

This week we will start programming with the color sensor

**Before you start: Build attachment for color sensor and cuboid

Monday-Wednesday: 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.

Thursday: Activities: Test Chapters 6 and 7 *this test will go on next 9weeks grading period

Friday: TBA

February 22

SRD Week Ahead: 2/26-3/2

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 16

SRD Week Ahead: 2/19-2/23

Extra Problems for Unit 1 test will be Thursday 7:40 in my room
Monday: Holiday Whoop
Tuesday-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.

February 9

SRD Week Ahead: 2/12-2/16

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

Monday-Wednesday: Mini-Challenge #3: Robot Picasso (DUE THURSDAY at the start of class)
You can take the robot home if you need more time or come in during enrichment to work

Thursday: 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: 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).

February 2

SRD Week Ahead: 2/5-2/9

Monday: Activities: Mini-Challenge 2: Catch Me if You Can
HW: Design handout for Mini Challenge #3: Picasso Challenge DUE THURSDAY 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 Thursday, turn it into me on WEDNESDAY BY 3:30. COMPLETE PHASE 1 AND 2 (THROUGH THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS)
MC #3 Picasso

Tuesday: Activities: Demonstrate MC #2 Catch Me if You Can
Introduce Mini-Challenge #3 Robot Picasso: Begin research
HW: Prepare for test unit 1

Wednesday: Activities: Mini-Challenge #3: Robot Picasso Complete Design Handout Phase 1 and 2 up to Design Specification

Thursday: 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

Friday: Activities: Mini Challenge #3: Robot Picasso Begin programming and construction
HW: