Jan 21, 2009
"Science and Data Logging": First Look
This is a new curriculum by Carnegie-Mellon, designed to introduce students to data logging with NXT-G 2.0. Included are lesson plans and video tutorials for the following experiments:
1)Motion: Program a mobile robot to obey the posted speed limit
2)Heat: Investigate how effectively various materials block radiant heat
3)Sound: Investigate the sound sensor's response to different kinds of sounds
4)Light and Color: Investigate whether or not your robot can detect "rust" and "mold" in narrow "ventilation ducts"
5)Light: Program your robot's light sensor to detect structural weaknesses on the underside of a "bridge"
The curriculum includes high-quality instructional videos, student worksheets, quizzes and an extensive teacher's guide. Purchase includes a classroom license.
A VIDEO that features the motion experiment is here.
BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS for the stand used in the sound investigation are here.
An OVERVIEW of the curriculum is here.