Robotics & STEM Lesson Plans and Curriculum

280 astronomical hours of LEGO Mindstorms Activities in 16 CourseBooks. More than 4 years of LEGO Mindstorms Curriculum.

8 Course Books for students 8-10 years. Each Course Book contains 7 lessons for classes of 2 hours each

8 Course Books for students 11-12 years. Each Course Book contains 7 lessons for classes of 3 hours each

Levels and Modules

Each Level is 7 classes. Each Module is two levels and is 14 classes.

8-10 years old. LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Classes for students starting in 2nd or 3rd grade have a base duration of 120 minutes. Each pair of levels comprise a module and cover one semester. A grand total of 56+ classes for two years of classroom materials.

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Level A1. Introduction. Robotics with LEGO

Introduction to robotics - The first level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in second, third or fourth grades. A journey in space, with robots. Various constructions with robots are built. Learn how to control the motors so that the robot navigates around the Sun, the Moon and Earth in various ways. Getting to know the first of the sensors. The robot can feel its surroundings with the help of the Touch sensor and avoid obstacles.

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Level A2. "Space exploration". Robotics with LEGO

The second level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in second, third or fourth grades. 

A new sensor is introduced - the Ultrasonic distance sensor can help the robot avoid obstacles. Students work with new concepts like loop, degrees and medium motor. Robots can now do two different actions in the same time - while solving missions on a field, the third motor clears detected obstacles. The first robot with chain-treads is built.

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Level B1. "Spy gadgets". Robotics with LEGO

The third level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in second, third or fourth grades.

In these lessons, we stress on more complex and challenging robots. The concept of Condition is introduced. Students learn about physics concepts of inertia and center of mass. Robots with two sensors are built and students program both of them. Programming becomes more complex as robots now can make complex decisions. "Spy"-robots sneakily follow their targets, trying to be undetected.

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Level B2. "Military Technologies". Robotics with LEGO

The 4th level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in second, third or fourth grades.

The students build many robots with chain-treads. The Color Sensor is introduced and robots use it to recognize the colors of the objects around them. Students learn about gears, basic gear constructions, and their application. Robots now can stop on a black line and can follow a line using their sensor.

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Level C1. "Transportation". Robotics with LEGO

This is the fifth level in the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students using LEGO Mindstorms robot.

For the first time robots with steering wheels are built in this level. Those robots use one or two drive motors. The work of the differential and its usage in vehicles is explored. Students import and use myBlocks for complex smooth proportional line-following. The first two-wheeled motorcycle-robot is built.

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Level C2. "Cooperation". Robotics with LEGO

The sixth level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in third and fourth grade.

For the first time two different robots are required to solve a challenge. Students learn how to cooperate and find a common approach to the challenges and how to distribute their roles. Various robots are built, even a crane that loads a truck. Students use two sensors at the same time so that they find their target and find out whether their partner-robot is ready with their part of the challenge.

11-12 years old. Advanced LEGO

Classes for students starting in 4,5,6th and higher grades have a base duration of 180 minutes. Each pair of levels comprises a module and covers one semester. A grand total of 28 classes for a full year of classroom materials.

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Robotics with LEGO - Level 1.0

The first level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in from 10 to 12 years old.

Learn how to move the robot in various ways. The robot can feel its surroundings with the help of the Touch sensor. Get to know how the Ultrasonic sensor can help the robot avoid obstacles while transporting cargo.

(CourseBook is still available only in Bulgarian)

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Robotics with LEGO - Level 1.5

The second level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in fifth, sixth or seventh grades.

Learn how to create specialized robots. Your rescue-robots can execute parallel actions and use the Gyro sensor to navigate. Robots are equipped with grabbers in order to work with objects on a competition field.

(CourseBook is still available only in Bulgarian)

Level 2.0

Learn how the Color sensor works. Your robots can do different behaviours, after checking specific conditions. Robots can become fast speed cars or heavy lifting cranes by the means of gear-trains.

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Level 2.5

Learn about different competitions. Build complex robots and create complex programs for your robot to navigate in a maze and to score in robotic soccer. Step on the ring of a Sumo competition!

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Robotics with LEGO - Level 3.0 - Security systems

The fifth level of the Robotics with LEGO curriculum for students in sixth or seventh grade.

In this level, we introduce work with data measured by the sensors. The concept of Algorithm is introduced and the programs do calculations without knowing the values beforehand. The programming blocks transfer data between each other via data wires. The robots are designed to discuss the problems of security systems. Variety of alarm systems are built and the physical principles of different security methods are considered.

 

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Level 3.5

Build advanced robotic animals used to teach mechanical concepts about moving with legs. Learn more complex Python syntax and start using AI libraries to solve challenges.

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Level 4.0

Introduciton to variables with Python. Your LEGO Mindstorms robots get smarter and can remember readings about their surroundings.

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Level 4.5

Variables and user input for your robots. Your programs become flexible and can solve more than one problem per program. More tools from many AI libraries are available now.

13-18 years old. The Perfect STEM course. Robotics with Raspberry Pi, IoT, Electronics, AI

Classes for students starting after 5th grade that have a base duration of 120 minutes. You would have learned about connecting electronic elements to bring a robot to live, developing smart programs for the robot, and apps for a mobile phone. Learn about Programming with the Python programming language, Electronics, Mobile Applications, Internet of Things and take first steps in Artificial Intelligence.

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P1. Smart Car

Take an already constructed Remote Control toy car, replace its electronic with a small computer and start controlling it from your mobile phone and programming it from your computer. Don't just buy the cars, build them.

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P2. Hardware games

Students like gaming. But instead of a browser game, here we are developing a smart hardware game.

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