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Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
Activity
Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
In this hands-on design challenge your child will make their very own Rube Goldberg Machine.
3rd grade
Science
Activity
What Is Code?
What Is Code?
Lesson Plan
What Is Code?
What is code? In this lesson you'll introduce students to the concept of code (a system of symbols used for communication) using both physical and virtual experiences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Toys on the Grid
Toys on the Grid
Activity
Toys on the Grid
In this activity, students will be challenged to describe and count the ways a toy moves from one position on a grid to another.
1st grade
Science
Activity
Robot Obstacle Course
Robot Obstacle Course
Activity
Robot Obstacle Course
This activity challenges students to use computational thinking as they create a sequence of commands that will make a robot navigate around several obstacles.
2nd grade
Science
Activity
LEGO Marble Maze
LEGO Marble Maze
Lesson Plan
LEGO Marble Maze
In this lesson, students will solve a design problem as they create a marble maze out of LEGO bricks.
5th grade
Science
Lesson Plan
Blow the House Down with Robotics
Blow the House Down with Robotics
Activity
Blow the House Down with Robotics
In this activity, students build a house of sticks, just like the second little pig in the classic story, The Three Little Pigs. Then, they program an educational robot to push down the house, much like the wolf who “blows the house down.”
Kindergarten
Science
Activity
Robot Dance Party
Robot Dance Party
Activity
Robot Dance Party
This activity challenges students to use computational thinking as they create a sequence of commands that will make a robot move in a pattern related to the sound and rhythm of music.
3rd grade
Science
Activity
Robot Traffic Jam
Robot Traffic Jam
Activity
Robot Traffic Jam
This activity challenges your student to use spatial reasoning and computational thinking to program multiple robots.
5th grade
Science
Activity
Flip Book Animation
Flip Book Animation
Lesson Plan
Flip Book Animation
In this lesson, students will learn the word 'animation' and create an animated figure in a flip book.
4th grade
Science
Lesson Plan
What Is Animation?
What Is Animation?
Lesson Plan
What Is Animation?
In this lesson, students will learn to program an animated figure using ScratchJr.
4th grade
Science
Lesson Plan
Code a Character
Code a Character
Lesson Plan
Code a Character
In this lesson, students will learn to create an animated character using the education coding app ScratchJr.
5th grade
Science
Lesson Plan
Robot Domino Effect
Robot Domino Effect
Activity
Robot Domino Effect
This activity challenges students to use computational thinking as they create a sequence of commands that will make a robot initiate a domino effect.
4th grade
Science
Activity
Little Pig Algorithm
Little Pig Algorithm
Lesson Plan
Little Pig Algorithm
Introduce students to the term **algorithm** using the familiar story of The *Three Little Pigs*. In this lesson, students will develop an algorithm, or a step-by-step **sequence** of instructions, for building a house made out of bricks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Life-Size Maze
Life-Size Maze
Lesson Plan
Life-Size Maze
In this lesson, students will create a set of instructions for navigating a life-size maze.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Robot Friend
My Robot Friend
Lesson Plan
My Robot Friend
What is a robot? What can robots do? Computer programmers tell robots what to do by creating a sequence of commands. In this lesson, students work in pairs to program a robot to act out the story from the mini story book *My Friend.*
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Robot Around the Block
Robot Around the Block
Activity
Robot Around the Block
This activity is a fun challenge for students who have just started learning to program educational robots.
1st grade
Science
Activity
What Is an Algorithm?
What Is an Algorithm?
Lesson Plan
What Is an Algorithm?
In this lesson, students will learn to create a simple algorithm using block code. The platform used for this activity is a website created by Google that provides free educational games that teach students to program using block code.
2nd grade
Science
Lesson Plan
Preschool Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Preschool Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Workbook
Preschool Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Our preschool independent study packet delivers hands-on activities to create, build, design, and move.
Preschool
Science
Workbook
The Mystery of the Missing Instructions
The Mystery of the Missing Instructions
Lesson Plan
The Mystery of the Missing Instructions
In this lesson, students will solve a design problem and practice troubleshooting as they create a list of instructions for putting together a tent.
3rd grade
Science
Lesson Plan
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Lesson Plan
Troubleshooting
In this lesson, students will learn the term "troubleshooting" and practice solving problems using both tangible and virtual tools.
3rd grade
Science
Lesson Plan
Dog Dish Design
Dog Dish Design
Lesson Plan
Dog Dish Design
In this lesson, students will use computational thinking and design engineering to create and compare prototypes of a feeding dish for a pet dog.
Science
Lesson Plan
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Week 7 of these at-home learning packets for fifth graders encourage children to create, problem solve, move and have fun.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
How Do Different Search Engines Work?
How Do Different Search Engines Work?
Science Project
How Do Different Search Engines Work?
How do search engines work? What makes various search engines different? This project delves into the world of web crawlers, caching, indexing and algorithms.
Science
Science Project
Does Leaving Your Computer on 24/7 Eventually Lead to A Slower CPU Speed or More Frequent “Freezes”?
Does Leaving Your Computer on 24/7 Eventually Lead to A Slower CPU Speed or More Frequent “Freezes”?
Science Project
Does Leaving Your Computer on 24/7 Eventually Lead to A Slower CPU Speed or More Frequent “Freezes”?
Leave your computer on 24/7. Will this lead to to more frequent crashes, freezes, and a slower processing speed? Find out in this science fair project idea.
Science
Science Project
Artificial Intelligence: Learning to Learn
Artificial Intelligence: Learning to Learn
Science Project
Artificial Intelligence: Learning to Learn
This project examines various algorithms to determine the ideal algorithm for a strategy game.
Science
Science Project