April 23

SRD Week Ahead: 4/24-4/28

Monday: Activities: Demo Etch-A-Sketch Robots
HW: Read answer questions Animal Inventions
Animal Inventions Article
Article Questions

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

Wednesday:Activities: Research and project planning for Animal Invention
HW: Research due Thursday
Thursday/Friday: Activities: Design/Construction of invention

April 6

SRD Week Ahead: 4/10-4/17

Monday and Tuesday: You will be finishing up CH 15 activities from last Friday. When I return on Wednesday you will have the opportunity to demo activities for me. I will select several of the activities randomly so make sure they work.

Wednesday: Demonstrate CH 15 activities with me
Thursday: TBA
Friday: Holiday

March 31

SRD Week Ahead: 4/3-4/7

We will begin using data operations along with data wires to allow for more advanced programming of your robot.

Monday: Activities: Complete Ch 14 activities: Data Wires
Tuesday: Activities: CH 15: Using data Operations and My Blocks with Data Wires
Print Handout Ch 15 handout
Wednesday: TBA
Thursday; Activities: Test Ch 14 Data Wires
Friday: Activities: CH 15: using data Operations and My Blocks with Data Wires

March 28

SRD Week Ahead: 3/27-3/31

Monday: Activities: Nee for Speed: Bracket Races
Tuesday: Activities: Teacher Interview and individual demonstrations
Wednesday/Thursday: Activities: Ch 14 Getting started with Data wires
Build and construct sketch bot and start on activities.
Friday Activities: Gears test

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.