LEGO Education Product Feature Green City Makes Classroom Robotics Easy
New to the LEGO® Education robotics program is the Green City Challenge Set and Activity Pack for LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education.
The new set and activity pack center on the theme renewable energy and are ideal as a classroom beginner package or in-class competition set.
Students are introduced to the world of robotics by first exploring basic programming maneuvers utilizing three training mats.
Each training activity focuses on one of four main LEGO sensors - light, ultrasonic, touch, and sound - and enables students to explore and enhance their programming and sensor knowledge.
When students have completed the training phase and are confident in their robotic building and programming skills, they are presented with the Green City Challenge.
The challenge consists of a number of missions simulating real-life challenges, each environmentally focused and conducted on the Green City Challenge mat.
These innovative Green City Challenge missions replicate the excitement of FIRST® LEGO League, integrating this engagement into the classroom in the form of a step-by-step introduction to LEGO MINDSTORMS Education.
As students complete each mission, they are awarded an energy brick. When all missions are complete, students use their collected energy bricks to power the Green City.
Each of the challenge missions is designed in three skill sets: beginner, moderate, and advanced. This enables teachers to select a level most appropriate for their students based on class progress or individual understanding of robotics. The three levels can also be used to offer extension challenges to further expand classroom curricula.
The Green City Challenge Set contains three training mats, a challenge mat, and more than 1,300 elements for students to build challenge models such as a wind turbine and power plant.
The Green City Activity Pack offers 45 hours of class instruction within seven easy-to-follow training activities plus challenge missions. Student worksheets, building instructions, programming examples, teacher notes, extension ideas, and mission rules are provided to ensure an easy-to-implement and easy-to-facilitate classroom environment.
The set and activity pack are designed for use with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Base Set and software.
To learn more about LEGO Education robotics or to order the Green City Challenge Set, visit www.LEGOeducation
.us or contact your local LEGO Education Consultant.