Simple Robotics Using Kitronik
Sixth graders enjoyed programming lessons using Kitronik’s simple robotics pack. First, they worked in pairs following step-by-step directions to build their robot cars. Once the cars were ready, they started programming the Microbit to make the car run forward for 5 seconds. They connected the Microbit to the car and tested the program. One of the challenges some students faced was their car went in the reverse direction instead of moving forward. Mrs. Fuerte challenged students to figure out how to solve this problem. Students did a lot of trial and error and found out that the solution is in how the alligator clips were connected to the motors. After figuring out how to fix the problem, students had fun watching their cars run forward. The next challenge was programming their cars to turn right by making one of the motors go the opposite direction. Problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork were in action in sixth grade!
Take a look at some of the 8th grade 3D printing projects. Students used Tinkercad.com to design.