These main resources found here will provide you with all of the tools and information necessary in order to successfully teach with the LEGO Robotics.
Robot Virtual Worlds
No Robot, No Problem! Robot Virtual Worlds is a high-end simulation environment that enables students, without robots, to learn programming. Research has shown that learning to program in RVW is more efficient than learning to program using physical robots. RVW simulates popular real world LEGO robots in 3D environments and allows you to program them using the same languages as physical robots. The RVW environment is perfect for home, classroom, and competition environments!
We thought Atlantis was a myth. We were wrong. With the emergence of new robotics technologies we are now able to explore areas of the world we’ve never seen before.
It’s the year 2023 and Atlantis has been discovered deep in the ocean, off of the coast of Africa. A team of elite scientists and engineers have been sent to investigate the underwater ruins, and you’re one of them! Use your skills to to maneuver the teams underwater vehicles in this expedition to Atlantis!
This is a great GAME that will teach kids the math behind robot movement.
Expedition Atlantis Page
The RVW Level Builder is designed to allow you to create your very own Robot Virtual Worlds to teach students and challenge friends! What sort of level will you build?
Visit the beautiful Palm Island and program your robot to drive along its boardwalk path. Collect coconut clusters and set lobster traps for the Luau!
The mining colony of Alpha Base H99 needs your help! A terrible storm has damaged the colony’s equipment and we need you to use your programming skills to complete the mission!
Additional Level Packs
The Intro to Programming EV3 Robot Virtual World includes the challenges that are part of the new Introduction to Programming LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 curriculum. Practice writing programs alongside the curriculum without the need for hardware!
The Challenge Pack for LEGO EV3 includes the challenges that are part of the new ROBOTC curriculum. Practice writing ROBOTC code alongside the ROBOTC curriculum without the need for hardware!
The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is part of the FIRST Robotics Continuum of activities. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”. FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head robotics engineering design challenges. The challenge changes every year; this year’s game is called Cascade Effect.
The Virtual Brick allows you to program virtual robots in the Robot Virtual World software using the same programming languages as you can to program real LEGO robots. This allows students additional practice programming and when used appropriately can help students increase their understanding of scale and rate two BIG IDEAS in mathematics. The Virtual Brick works with the following LEGO compatible software: NXT-G, EV3,and LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS. The Virtual Brick looks and acts like another LEGO Brain, or Brick to these programs.
Teachers will find videos that teach about: Engineering Process, Project Planning, Flowcharts, Iterative Design, and Atlantis, a Calculated Deep Sea Adventure.
The Engineering Process
A great introductory video that introduces students to the iterative nature of engineering.
This video introduces students to flowcharts and the decision making process that robots use to think.
This video teaches students how break their robot’s program into small parts and iteratively test them.
Introduces students to how to plan a project.
Watch a video that shows a Virtual Worlds that requires the use of Math to complete the missions.