The 2018 Commonwealth Games is almost here! Get your robots ready because we have an exciting lesson plan in store for you!
Our Northern Territory Project Officer, Sue Carter, has prepared a free online lesson plan that will inspire a Digital Technologies-themed Commonwealth Games for your classroom using robotics. In this lesson, Sue uses the Sphero as an example how you might engage students in the design, creation and participation of a robotic games event.
The Sphero has emerged to become a versatile classroom robotic suitable across all ages of schooling. The supporting apps contain a range of tools that can be used for programming, problem-solving and engaging activities linked to all areas of the curriculum. This resource is designed to be flexible for primary and middle school students and can incorporate any number of sporting events that mirror an Olympic Games or Commonwealth Games event.
This lesson plan has some wonderful integrated learning opportunities in which students can apply learning from Maths (measurement, time and calculating distance), Science (friction and forces), PE (games skills for soccer, athletics, gymnastics), the Arts (dance) and Design and Technologies (engineering principles and materials).
Don’t have a Sphero? That’s okay! See if you have another robotic device around the school (e.g. Lego NXT, Dash & Dot, Bee-Bot) that you can use instead. We’d love to see your Commonwealth Games photos! Tag us @cserAdelaide #csermoocs.