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:

January 26

SRD Week Ahead: 1/29-2/2

Monday: Begin Riley Rover Assignment
HW: Print Challenge Handout

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

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

Friday/Monday (2/5): 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:

January 12

SRD 1/15-1/19 and 1/22-1/26

This week we will start moving the robots! Look ahead and print the appropriate handouts.

***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.

Thursday: Activities: Complete Getting Started Tutorials in Robot Educator
Motion Blocks Handout

Friday:Topics: Ch 2-4 EV3 Basics, Programming Blocks: Action (passed out in class)
Activities: Discover Activity #5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (complete unfinished portions)

Jan 22-26

Monday: Topics: Ch 2-4 EV3 Basics, Programming Blocks: Action (passed out in class)
Activities: Discover Activity #5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (complete unfinished portions)

Tuesday: Activities: Comprehension Check: Basic Blocks (passed out in class)
HW: Print Riley Rover Assignment for Monday

Wednesday: Begin Riley Rover Assignment
HW: Print Challenge Handout

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

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

Jan 29-Feb 2

Monday/Tuesday: 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:

January 1

Week Ahead SRD: 1/4-1/5 AND 1/8-1/12

Introduction to Robots
This week we will look at the Engineering Design and what makes a robot a robot. We will begin digging into our boxes of parts and end the week completed our first build, “The Taskbot”. Along the way we will look at different examples of robots in action some fun and some serious. By the end of the week, you should be comfortable naming the parts of your EV3 kit and describing what makes a robot a robot and why robots are used in the “real world”.

Notes: View Prezi and Playlist you are responsible for the content.
What is a Robot Prezi

Intro to Robots Playlist

Thursday: Activities: Sort and Organize box and components
KIt Organization
EV3 Parts Handout
EV3: Hardware, firmware, software
Introduction to EV3
HW: Finish sort

Friday/Monday: Activities: Build Taskbot using tutorial
HW: Future of Robots Response due by 8:00 AM on Thursday send or bring it to me before first period

Tuesday: Activities: PRINT AND Bring HANDOUT TO CLASS Robot Educator Overviewand Configuring Blocks
HW: Prepare for parts quiz (Comprehension)

Wednesday: Activities: Comprehension Quiz Parts
Download CAD to computer: LEGO Digital CAD
HW: TBA

Thursday: Topics: Engineering Process vs. Scientific Method
Individual Practice: Research Fast Food Industry McRevolutionary
HW: Complete McRevolutionary research and print notes for class

Friday: Topics: Engineering Process vs. Scientific Method Notes Handout and Graphic Organizer
Discussion: Engineering Process vs. Scientific Method
HW: