Course: STEM Robotics 101

http://stemrobotics.cs.pdx.edu/node/291

This introductory STEM Robotics master curriculum uses the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Education Base Set and NXT-G software to teach a full STEM Robotics course. This master curriculum is divided into 8 units, several of which contain lessons built around the “NXT Video Trainer 2.0” product from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy. (This product is now available free online from CMU’s CS2N Courses site – see Classroom Management_Course Level Resources link below. These self-paced learning-to-program videos are supplemented with lessons on robotics hardware and underlying technologies, explicit math and science concepts, and the Engineering Process. Each Unit is broken into several lessons which typically include Objectives, an Instructor’s Guide, Primary Instructional Material, Differentiated Instructional Material (Alternative, Extended, and Supplemental), as well as Formative and Summative Assessments. This is a comprehensive master STEM Robotics curriculum. Users are encouraged to customize their own curriculum by selecting only those lessons best suited to their skills, and the needs of their students and school. The Scope & Sequence link below gives a Course-at-a-Glance view that may be used as a guide for customizing the course content. Access to Assessments and Answer Keys is limited to authenticated users. To request an account, select the Home button at the top of this page and apply for an account. Authenticated users are also encouraged to use the “Add Additional Instructional Material” and “Add Additional Assessments” Wizards located at the top of each lesson. Contributed content will immediately be available for other to use. Please review the STEM Robotics 101_READ ME File (see link immediately below) for guidance on conventions and use of this site.

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