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Intro to the Course

Modified 5 days ago by Dev Ramesh

Student version

Hardware -

  • Pencil and paper

Previous lesson - N/A

Knowledge -

  • What robotics is and why it matters

  • Scope of the course

Robotic Marvels In Industries and Communities

Modified 2020-06-17 by Chino15

STANDARDS: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Modified 2020-09-02 by Peyton Strong

ISTE 1. a.: Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Assessments and Evidence of Understanding

Modified 2020-09-02 by Peyton Strong

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to explain why robotic technology is important in our day and age.

AGENDA (Brief Summary of Activities)

Modified 2020-09-02 by Peyton Strong

5 - 10 min: DO NOW set up with discussion

10 min: Robotic Marvels In Industries and Communities Lesson

20 min: Live Drone Demo

10 min: Groupd Research Exercise

Differentiation (strategies for grouping, ELL, and inclusion)

Modified 2020-04-16 by Garrett Warren

Advanced preparation/Materials/Set Up (Including Misconceptions)

Modified 2020-09-05 by Peyton Strong

Teacher Materials

Screen to showcase students’ DO NOW

Classroom Set Up

DO NOW and expectations written


Modified 2020-04-16 by Garrett Warren

Introducing The Lesson

Modified 2020-09-02 by Peyton Strong

DO NOW: Have students get into groups and try to write on a board more modern uses of robots than the other groups.


  • Robotics have become a seemless part of everyday life in the 21st century. As a generation raised in a technological era, we are able to easily overlook the idea of robotics. This will be an introduction lesson for students on the importance of robots for the world we are accostumed to.

Main Lesson

Modified 2020-09-05 by Peyton Strong

For navigating the book, teachers may open the site on the board to add visual aid to the book explanation Or students may open it themselves by using their designated laptops.

Navigating the Book/Resources will be as follows:

  • Sections

  • Units

  • Subsections

  • References and Resources

By the end of the course, students will have a completed quadcopter drone capable of flying with commands inputted into a terminal on their computers! With the content in the following lessons students will dive into: Safety Regulations, Hardaware, Software, and Additional Content.

Go over the vocabulary of a robot and a quadcopter found in the student book.

-Live Demo of Drone Here-

Modified 2020-09-05 by Peyton Strong

  • The best way for instructors to Demo their drone safely is recomended in an outdoors area. If this is not an option, a containment cage may be required. Crafting these cages may require netting and PVC pipes. For the safety of instrcutors and students, the drone should be 6 feet away when taking off.

  • Teachers can share their screen on a laptop while preparing to fly. The Javascript page with in the pidrone package can show the students the drone’s control panel alongside the IR sensor’s readings and camera image.

Cover the Why is it essential to learn about this? How do robotics help our communities in society? section in the student book.

Ending The Lesson

Modified 2020-09-05 by Peyton Strong

Exercise: Group Research: Students research in groups one ongoing robotics field that interest them to share with the class. Here are some examples:

  1. Medicine

  2. Transportation

  3. Military

  4. Space

Useful Resources and References

  1. Definition of Robot

  2. Wikepidia What is a Robot

  3. Wikepidia Info on Robotics

  4. Use of Robotics