This site is designed to discuss how we teach and learn STEM concepts through LEGO robotics. What are YOU doing with LEGO robotics this Fall?
Why Study Robotics?
1. Robotics is an excellent way to experience STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) up close and personally.
2. Students participating in robotics learn about STEM careers and experience the same activities as professionals solving real-world problems.
3. Everyone – girls and boys alike – should get a chance to see how much fun it is learning engineering skills this way!
Favorite LEGO Resources
Everyone who's been learning, coaching or teaching has got some Favorite LEGO resources. I like to recommend two books, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Zoo (directions for building and programming NXT robots without rechargeable batteries. so some engineering modifications will have to be made by the students to make up for the slight size difference of bricks where the battery packs stick out) and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure. Please share your favorites!
If you feel like you don't even know enough to ask your first question, check out the attached PowerPoint, "Getting Started with LEGO NXT Robotics" under Group Files (it has some simple sample challenges and programs) - OR try the NXT tutorial under Group Weblinks.
Please share your tips, ask questions, or provide challenges. Let's make this a great place to come to discuss LEGO robotics!
Have fun today!
S.P.S. (Second P.S.)
*What's a COLLABORATIVE? It's a place where people share. They share their knowledge, their theories, and their questions. It's a place where people come together as colleagues, knowing they're safe to discuss needs and concerns and to receive polite advice and suggestions - and lots of good information!
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Blog
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