Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXT
This book outlines a 10 week set of lesson plans for teacher wishing to implement robotics in their classroom. A set of robotics challenges are presented, centered around the LEGO NXT MINDSTORMS system. The workbook includes 10 robotic based challenges as well as 3 additional modules with assessment activities covering Robots in Society, Flowcharting and Multimedia Presentations.
It is aimed towards Middle Years schooling (ages 9 - 15) although the challenges can be adapeted to suit older age groups.
Each module includes:
- A real world scenario
- Basic theory of the concepts presented
- Teachers notes outlining the most common issues and how to solve them
- Example Programs in the NXT-G development environment
- Extension activities
- Student worksheets