The Lesson in a Box (Simple Robotics) is a complete set of electronics and teaching resources to enable successful cross-curricular lessons with minimal teacher effort. Just add BBC micro:bits. Reference the Simple Robotics Kit for an idea on what an individual kit looks like and includes.
In addition to electronics, this kit includes:
Instructions for teachers, technicians and classroom assistants.
Rick assessments, scope of work, and lesson plans
USB Stick with student instructions and worksheets, electronic versions of documentation, and code examples.
Templates for chassis (cardboard and adhesive not included)
Handy Gratnells tray for fast and simple storage
In developing this box we wanted it to be affordable, useful and robust enough for teachers to use again and again. All of the teaching resources are set out in a teacher, user-friendly' way, including technicians notes, lesson plans, resources and workbooks or worksheets. There is also an introduction to the Lesson in a Box kit that gives a overview of its contents, set up guides for technicians and an overview of the included lessons. As has been mentioned, this kit is cross-curricular and has been designed for DT, Computing & Physics.
The robots utilize the BBC micro:bit and a clip-able motor driver board designed specifically for this type of activity. The advantages of the micro:bit are that, while being easy to use, it is feature packed and it can be coded with languages that suit every ability level.
DT- Your robots are all about the design process.
Computing- Your robots are all about the robots code.
Physics Your robot is all about speed and velocity.
Enrichments & Open Days It's all about experimentation and fun.
The Lesson in a Box (Simple Robotics) is a complete set of electronics and teaching resources to enable successful cross-curricular lessons with minimal teacher effort.
No soldering required for technicians or students.
The kit and teaching resources have been tried and tested by real pupils and developed by real teachers.
The kit includes technicians notes, lesson plans, resources and workbooks or worksheets.
The kit has been designed to be used over and over again, all component parts were chosen/designed with this in mind.
Packaged in a sturdy reusable Grantnells tray that will keep the kits together and safe in between uses.
It's fun to teach and fun to learn!
There are 10 student and 1 teacher sets of Electronics (11 sets in total) supplied in a large reusable Gratnells tray. Each set includes:
1 x Kitronik Klip Motor Driver Board for BBC micro:bit.
2 x Kitronik clip-able TT motor boards (with cable tie and screws).
2 x Right Angle Geared Hobby TT motors.
2 x 5 Spoke Injection Moulded Wheels for TT Motors.
1 x set of 10 clip leads.
1 x ping pong ball for robot castor.
A simple chassis template.
Each Lesson in a Box (Simple Robotics) kit comes with a USB stick drive that contains the following:
Design and technology project 6 weeks Design Challenge.
Design and technology lesson for KS4 Prototyping.
Computing Lesson - Sequencing, selection and iteration.
Physics/ Combined Science - Distance Time Experiments.
Physics/ Combined Science - Velocity- Time Experiments.
Enrichment for Open Evening Obstacle Robot Challenge.
Enrichment for Stretch and Challenge Dance Robot Challenge.
Main Robot Build Instructions.
1 x microbit per robot.
3 x AA batteries per robot.
Cardboard for making the chassis templates. These can be either laser cut (DXF file in technicians Notes) or hand cut from old reprographics boxes, or equivalent (card about 2-3mm is ideal). A paper template for cutting by hand is also included in the Technicians Notes.