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    Lego® Robotics introduces students to EV3 Mindstorms robots.  Students work collaboratively to design, build, and program Lego® robots to perform tasks: driving forward and reverse, pivot turns, and moving in geometric shape patterns.  Students further develop their problem solving abilities and understanding of robotics through a series of real-world space challenges: 

    • Activate COM station- Design, build, and program your rover to navigate to a satellite dish and push on it until it's fully upright
    • Assemble Crew- Navigate your rover to the lunar base, pick up the flight commander, and set her down in the base area
    • Free the MSL Robot- Navigate your rover to the crater and free the MSL robot so that all six wheels are back on the Martian surface
    • Launch the Satellite- Code your rover to push a satellite to the correct area
    • Return Rock Samples- Drive your rover to collect Martian rock samples and return all three to the base
    • BONUS Challenge/ Secure the Power Supply- Navigate your rover to the solar panel and rotate the handle until it is fully unfolded and stays in the upright position
    • Final Challenge- Code your rover to get to the launch site and press the launch button. That will cause a rocket to launch and when it reaches the Mars Outpost, it activates the base to open

    Lego EV3 rover

    Intro to Video Game Design

    Students will be introduced to a variety of programming environments to learn basic video game design and learn how to make racing, platform, launching, maze, escape, and many other games with objects and characters that interact with each other.  Students will get a basic understanding of what it takes to go into game programming as a career.  Applications include Microsoft MakeCode Arcade, Scratch, and Code Combat.

    CSFirst Game Design