Energy Transformations Robot Lesson

Energy Transformations Robot Lesson

Energy Transformations Robot Lesson

$200.00

SKU: ENERGYTRANS

Students will investigate different types of energy and the flow of energy by learning about how the GoPiGo works.

Objective: Students identify and describe kinetic energy, potential energy, and the Law of Conservation of Energy. The students will identify and describe the six basic forms of energy. The students will describe how energy is transformed from one form to another.

This Unit consists of 2 Lessons: 

Lesson 1: Kinetic and Potential Energy – Show Off Your Dance Moves: The students will identify and describe kinetic energy, potential energy, and the Law of Conservation of Energy.

Lesson 2: Energy Transformations: The students will identify and describe the six basic forms of energy. The students will describe how energy is transformed from one form to another.

Each Lesson includes the following elements:

  • Background information & resource links (some to share with students & some for teachers)
  • Introductory questions & information to share with the students
  • Step-by-step procedure for the project
  • Student handouts, charts, worksheets
  • Closure exercises
  • Assessment questions
  • Extension

Time Requirement: 3-4 class periods

Coding:

  • These Lessons uses Scratch, a beginner drag-and-drop programming language developed at MIT. It is perfect for beginners, and no prior experience is expected or required.
  • For students with more advanced programming skills, there is room to expand upon the lesson provided to do more sophisticated activities with the sensors as well as data collection and analysis techniques. Students can also use Python, Java, C++ and Node.js to program the GoPiGo robot car, but this curriculum is designed to teach and incorporate Scratch.

Recommended Grades: Grades 6 and up

Main Audience: Classroom

Self-Paced? No

What’s included:

This lesson comes in the form of a one-time downloadable PDF with a license for 1 classroom. If you are interested in using this lesson school-wide or district-wide, please contact us for that pricing at DexterEd (at) dexterindustries.com.

What else will I need that does not come with this curriculum?

For purchases of 5 or more robots, please see our GoPiGo Classroom Kit.

  • GoPiGo Base Kit
  • Raspberry Pi (works with any version of the Raspberry Pi)
  • Wi-Fi Dongle (requires our custom Wi-Fi Dongle, even for the Pi 3, because our software is not yet totally compatible with the onboard wifi)
  • microSD Card (with Dexter Industries custom software – available for purchase pre-loaded with our software or else you can download and image the cards yourself) *If you are using this in a school setting and don’t want to have to deal with your IT department to get the GoPiGo robot on your school network, we have another option which is very easy called “CINCH”. Please be sure to select a kit with the “CINCH” software. Read more about CINCH here.
  • Acrylic Sensor Mounts set of 4 (to mount sensors on the GoPiGo) and/or Servo Package (to mounts and be able to rotate sensors on the GoPiGo)
  • Ethernet Cable (not required if using CINCH)
  • Power Wall Adapter
  • 8 AA batteries (not included, we recommend rechargeable) for each robot
  • A computer with wifi & an internet connection and a web browser (Chrome preferred, but use Firefox if using touch-screen laptops)

Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

  • 4-PS3-4 — Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
  • MS-PS3-2  Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.
  • MS-PS3-5 — Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
  • Extension — MS-PS3-1 — Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object

1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.Common Core English Grade 6 – Speaking and Listening

    • c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
    • d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
  • 4. Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Common Core English Grade 6 – Writing

  • 3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Common Core English Grade 7 – Comprehension and Collaboration:

  • 1.  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
    • c. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
  • 4. Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Common Core English Grade 7 – Writing

  • 3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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