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VEX Robotics Solution for K-8:
VEX IQ
Technologically Advanced, Tool-less System will Transform STEM Education for Younger Ages

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A STEM education revolution.

VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students as young as 6 can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive, toolless platform while educators can utilize the free VEX IQ Curriculum to help teach them valuable lessons and skills that are needed in today's changing world. The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, gives students affordable access to the inspiration, excitement and learning that comes from participating in a STEM challenge.

VEX IQ Starter Kits start at $249.99US.

 

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Simple, powerful, flexible.

The VEX IQ system was designed to be simple and easy for students to use. Structural pieces snap together and come apart without tools, allowing for quick build times and easy modifications. A variety of gears, wheels and other accessories allows for complete customization of VEX IQ projects and mobile robots.

The Robot Brain takes high-end, powerful technology and simplifies it for educational use while keeping a high ceiling. Connect any combination of up to 12 Smart Port devices to the Robot Brain, which can then be controlled by built-in programs or programmed via a computer and compatible software program. In addition to using pre-programmed instructions, VEX IQ robots can be controlled by drivers using the Controller.

VEX IQ sensors, including a color sensor, gyroscope, potentiometer, allow for advanced robots and teaching opportunities.

VEX IQ Curriculum

With the growing societal need to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction in classrooms and beyond, there is a call for integrated learning programs that allow teachers to engage students meaningfully in STEM, especially at the elementary and middle school levels. With that in mind, we have developed the VEX IQ Curriculum as a companion to the VEX IQ platform for elementary and middle school students. The curriculum offers twelve flexible units of instruction that can be used in sequence, in chunks, or as standalone lessons. Whatever your elementary and middle school STEM education needs may be, the VEX IQ Curriculum is a learning tool that will excite and inspire your students.

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Syllabus: Click here to download a full VEX IQ Curriculum syllabus.

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Units:

It's Your Future
Learn about STEM, engineering, and robotics
Let's Get Started
Learn about the curriculum, the VEX IQ platform kit, the controller, and the robot brain
Your First Robot
Build and test Clawbot IQ
Simple Machines & Motion
Explore the world of levers, pulleys, pendulums, and more
Chain Reaction Challenge
Design and control fun devices using simple machines
Key Concepts
Explore and apply the science and math that engineers use
Mechanisms
Dig deeper into mechanical design
Add It Up Challenge
Design and build a challenge-ready teleoperated robot
Smart Machines
Learn how sensors work and the basics of programming
Chain Reaction Programming
Challenge

Apply sensor and programming knowledge to automate fun devices
More Smart Machines
Expand your knowledge of sensors and programming
Add It Up Programming Challenge
Design and build a challenge-ready autonomous robot

 

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Call iDESIGN Solutions at 1-877-730-4770 for information on VEX teacher training workshops and pricing.