Robotics - 7th Grade

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Description:
Robotics 1 is an introduction to industrial technology, engineering, program, and computer aided drafting (CAD). The class will be divided into teams of 3-4 students who will design, build, and test robotic equipment. Software that will be used to design the robots is Google Sketch Up, a free software program through Google. During the second semester, teams will be selected to compete in area competitions throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. The district will pay for all competition fees; the student only has to show up at the competition site ready to compete.

Goals:
• Students will develop solutions through a systematic process that identifies the problem and refines ideas for solutions within the stated requirements.
• Students will individually, or in teams, incorporate design principals in the development of robotic prototypes given specific constraints.
• Students will design a robotics competition to be used by peers, which includes a robotic invention, design brief, scoring rubric, and related materials.
• Students will work effectively with others from diverse backgrounds, exercise the ability to lead or follow in a team environment, and exercise leadership and teamwork skills.

Requirements:
Teamwork
Competitions – January and February

Resources:
Computers
Robotic equipment
Google Sketch Up

Standards:

1. Students will develop solutions through a systematic process that identifies the problem and refines ideas for solutions within the stated requirements. Students will also visualize three-dimensional objects and spaces from different perspectives and analyze their cross sections. Troubleshooting and analysis – 25%


2. Students will individually, or in teams, incorporate design principals in the development of robotic prototypes given specific constraints. Students will also draw and construct representations of two and three dimensional geometric objects using a variety of tools. Design – 25%


3. Students will design a robotics competition to be used by peers, which includes a robotic invention, design brief, scoring rubric, and related materials. Students will also work effectively with others from diverse backgrounds, exercise the ability to lead or follow in a team environment, and exercise leadership and teamwork skills. Communicating & problem solving – 25%

4. Students will use geometric models to gain insights into, and answer questions in, other areas of mathematics. Students will also use geometric ideas to solve problems in, and gain insights into, other disciplines and other areas of interest such as art and architecture. Applying knowledge – 20%


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Life skills – 5%

 

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Architecture begins where engineering ends. - Walter Gropius