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Running order 1.40 Meet a robot! Aims and LQs 1.45 What are robots? Discussion + Presentation 1.55 Act like a robot 2.00 Introduce LEGO robots and play.

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1 Running order 1.40 Meet a robot! Aims and LQs 1.45 What are robots? Discussion + Presentation 1.55 Act like a robot 2.00 Introduce LEGO robots and play with movement (picture cards) What do these instructions do? Can you make up your own? What does it do? 2.15 Back together – answers 2.20 show sensors – Play – What do these instructions do? Back together – set Challenges Go for it 2.55 Plenary – revisit aims and LQs. What next? 3.00 Present certificates + super team Feedback from ch + teachers

2 Welcome to the Robot Laboratory

3 Aims and LQs What is a Robot? How do I make a LEGO robot move using buttons? How do I make a LEGO robot move when it senses sounds or objects?

4 Teamwork Think of a name for your team Robot tokens will be awarded during the session for good teamwork The winning team will be the one with the most tokens at the end Special certificate and house points for the winners

5 Good teamwork Be positive: Well done! We can do this! Lets try again Be sociable: Lets take it in turns Be curious: What happens if we try this…? Be reflective: How did that go?

6 What is a Robot? (open ended, lots of answers) A robot is an automatically guided machine which is able to do tasks on its own, almost always due to electronically-programmed instructions. (Wikipedia)

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15 A robot: Is not 'natural' / was made by people. Can often see, hear or feel. Can do a job / useful work. Is intelligent, or can make choices. Can be programmed to do different things. Can move. Seems to have a life of its own, like a living thing. Can be roughly the same shape as a human.

16 Why are robots useful? Can do things lots of times without getting bored or making mistakes Can do things more accurately than humans Can do dangerous things without risking lives

17 Act like a robot! I am going to give you some instructions. Pretend you are a robot and try to follow instructions exactly.

18 The LEGO NXT robot Be very careful – do not snatch Be gentle Take it in turns to hold the robot and push the buttons, read the instructions and be the checker Have a go at the instructions on the sheet

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20 Challenges Can you make your robot: move backwards when you wave to it? go forwards until it hits an object then beep? clap and make it go forwards? clap and make it beep?

21 Aims and LQs What is a Robot? How do I make a LEGO robot move using buttons? How do I make a LEGO robot move when it senses sounds or objects? …and did we have fun?

22 If you like robots… Have you tried LEGO Junkbot? Crystal ICT from has lots of robot activities – we have a school lohin – ask your teacher for details.www.sherston.com


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