Robotics Intro



Students are expected to follow all policies as outlined in the Student Handbook. Students will be expected to follow all computer rules including the school's' Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
This course is designed for the beginning to intermediate level computer user who has some experience using the computer. Students will work in-groups and teams to complete various course assignments and projects (challenges). Students will be expected to self-motivated and stay on task with all lectures, web based instruction and activities.
Each student must have a compatible Tablet or iPad device capable of running the Lego Mindstorm EV3 programing software. It is always the student’s responsibility to safeguard his/her device. Students who choose to loan or allow another student their device do so at their own risk and loss. Students are responsible for backing up all their work and maintaining their data. No excuses will be accepted for losing work.
Deadlines are exactly what they mean! All work is due when asked for with limited exceptions. Enough time is given for students to complete their work and projects in class with some homework as needed. Students should not PROCRASTINATE work deadlines for this class. This policy is followed strictly with limited exceptions as determined by the teacher. Many of the activities are scheduled for certain days and students missing a class period may not be able to make-up an activity.
All students will be expected to take care of and respect all school computer hardware and software, including EV3 Robotic Brick and associated pieces while in their use. Students will have access to computers, EV3 Software and Lego Mindstorm Lego kits. Damages to any computer equipment or Robotics kits by a student will be charged to the student.


Overview for FLL COACHES

  Teacher: Mr. B. Anderson

LEGO® MINDSTORMS®Education EV3 Introduction to Robotics 

The Introduction to Robotics Lesson Plan provides beginning lesson plans for implementing LEGO®MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software in the classroom. Each lesson and challenge will give students the help they need to prepare, run, and assess MINDSTORMS in their classrooms. The lessons are designed to grow students’ abilities to program their robots and investigate how sensors work. The challenges then provide a way for students to apply their learning to a more open ended task. It is up to you to select which, as well as how many of the provided extra tasks and challenges you want to use in your class.

Software & Getting Started Resources
  + LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software  Download 
 + Getting Started with EV3

LEGO® MINDSTORMS®Education EV3 Building Instructions

LEGO® MINDSTORMS®Education EV3 Support
Getting Started Videos


In order to use the curriculum materials you need to have the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 software installed. These resources focus on students aged 10-16 with links to national curriculum standards. Includes student-ready resources, full teacher support, assessment tools, sample programs, and building instructions.
EV3 Coding Activities

Provides 30+ hours of classroom instruction in PDF format. Includes sample programs and 12 computer science activities, with cross-curricular opportunities in design and technology, science, and math. Students will engage with real-world topics in order to apply and develop their programming skills. Sample programs can be found by clicking on “Support” at the top of this page..

EV3 Design Engineering 

Provides 30+ hours of classroom instruction and problem-solving activities focusing on STEM learning using real-life robotics. Each of the 15 activities begins with a design brief and ends with a final project that can be presented and shared. Integrates into the EV3 Software...

EV3 Science Curriculum

Provides 28+ hours of classroom instruction integrated into the EV3 Software. Includes 14 physical science experiments centered on energy, heat and temperature, force and motion, and light. Students will utilize data logging capabilities. Some experiments require the Renewable Energy Add-on Set (9688) and the Temperature Sensor (9749). Integrates into the EV3 Software...

EV3 Space Challenge Curriculum

This download requires the EV3 Space Challenge Set (45570). Provides 30+ hours of classroom instruction and STEM learning. Includes challenge missions and research projects co-developed with space experts. Students will explore and create innovative solutions to current space exploration topics. Integrates into the EV3 Software....



GRADES 1 - 8
Paper Folder


Devices Specifications:
* + At least 32 GB on-board memory
* + WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
* Ipad Pro, Ipad Air 2, or Ipad Mini 2
+ Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

GRADES 1 - 8
1 Gigabyte USD Drive

GRADES 1 - 8
No. 2 Pencil

GRADES 1 - 8
Pen - Blue or Black ink

GRADES 1 - 8
Loose Leaf paper for note taking

1. IPad/Tablets are required for grades 5 - 8 and must be a minimum of 32 Gigabytes of storage.

2. Folders and loose leaf are for keeping notes and hand-outs or homework sheets.

3. USB drive are required for storing electronic copies of students' work/assignments. To avoid some students disturbing the personal work/assignments of others, all students personal work/assignments must be stored on their USB drives. No exception!


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