Robotics 10


Robotics 10 requires permission from the instructor.

Contact Stew Savard: stewart.savard@sd71.bc.ca  or 250-337-5300 extension 1023

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Robotics 10 provides an introduction to the linked fields of Robotics, Mechatronics, Programming and Engineering by challenging students to use the design process to build and program a series of robots using LEGO Mindstorm kits.  Students will be engaged in project-based learning where they are challenged to use problem-solving strategies, creativity, and critical thinking to build an increasingly complex robots that have real-life purposes.

Curriculum Topics

Topic  1 (2 credits)

  • Develop an awareness of the history of robotics and related fields (mechatronics, electronics, programming, and engineering).
  • Build at least five different robots – starting with two simple robots.
  • Program robots as they are built.
  • Undertake a class challenge, using the design process, to build and program a robot to complete that challenge (45 degree hill climb).
  • Create a short-term career plan based on a possible future in robotics (and/or the associated fields) and identify courses and work experience opportunities in grades 11 and 12 that will help students take steps towards entry in post-secondary programs.

Topic  2 (2 credits)

  • Develop an awareness of current trends in robotics (and associated fields) and project possible trends in the next decade or so.
  • Build at least five robots with real-life industrial and societal needs in mind.
  • Program the above robots as they are built.
  • Undertake a class challenge, using the design process, to build and program a robot to complete that challenge (complete a designated course).
  • Create a longer-term career plan based on a future in robotics (and/or associated fields). This plan must include information on applications for admission into post-secondary institutions and applications for scholarship/bursary/student loan funds related to these applications.

Assessment

Background knowledge: 10%

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the history of robotics.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current trends in the multiple fields associated with robotics, mechatronics, and programming.
  • Students will be asked, based on their background knowledge to project possible trends and outcomes in the fields of robotics, mechatronics, programming and associated engineering fields.

Construction Skills: 35%

  • Students will be required to demonstrate the skills required build basic robots suggested from materials found in Mindstorm kits
  • Students will be required to demonstrate the skills required to complete a variety of other builds based on choices linked to real-life industrial and societal needs (possible examples include building a forklift and door alarm system).
  • Demonstrate an ability, using the principles and practices contained in the design process, to design and build a robot to undertake several class-wide challenges (build a robot that can climb a 45% slope and build a robot that can complete, using several sensors, a complex physical challenge following a designated course/path).

Programming Skills: 40%

  • Demonstrate an ability to follow instructions to program a robot to complete basic movement challenges.
  • Demonstrate an ability to program a robot to respond to different sensors (including sound, light, touch, and distance).
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the design process to program a robot fulfill the expectations linked to the industrial or societal needs identified in the section above (a forklift robot can move, pick up a load, move deposit a load and a door alarm system can respond as appropriate to an identified task) .

Safety: 5%

  • Demonstrate basic safety awareness associated with this class
  • Demonstrate active safety practices on a continuous basis

Career Exploration: 10%

  • Demonstrate an awareness of career opportunities in the related fields of robotics, mechatronics, electronics, programming, and engineering
  • Create a short-term plan for grade 11 and 12 that identifies opportunities for enrollment within future classes related to the associated fields above
  • Create a long-term plan for post graduation careers in the related fields identified above

Require Resources: Computer and internet access. LEGO Mindstorm NXT 1 and/or NXT 2 kits (deposit may be required). 

BC Performance Standards