This is a complete lesson for teachers who may be new to LEGO Robotics or just want simple lesson plans to help their students learn the basics of LEGO MindStorms programming. This lesson plan contains a lesson that explains all about the LEGO Spur Gears, a PowerPoint Presentation for teachers to show their students, warm-ups to start the class with, and a LEGO building activity to go with the worksheet for students to complete, Additionally, it contains a Challenge Mission that allows students to apply what they have just learned along with a Rubric for how to grade the Challenge Mission. In the PowerPoint, students learn about a Linear Gear System, a Cascade Gear System, and how to calculate Gear Ratios. This is the sixth (partially editable) PowerPoint Presentation Mission in the series.
Included in this packet:
PowerPoint to show students. All content explained. (pptx and pdf)
Tips included in the PowerPoint
Guided Teacher Lesson Plan with a pacing guide suggestion.
3 warm-up for the students.
1 student worksheet
1 written Final assessment
1 Project Based Learning Assessment
1 PDF Building Instructions for a LEGO car
What students will learn:
* Identify Spur Gears.
* Determine the gear ratio of two gears.
* Use gear ratios to increase the speed of a LEGO Robot.
* Use gear ratios to decrease the speed of a LEGO Robot but increase it’s torque power.
* Use a Cascade Gear Ratio system to achieve higher gear ratios.