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Dash & Dot: All Rover the Universe (Gr. 6)

Description

The universe we live in is a fascinating and wonderful place. As technology grows we’re able to explore the surfaces of other planets and bodies in space and see how they compare to ours. In this lesson, students will research the surface of a planet to create a model. They will then program Dash to be a rover and explore their universe!

Educational Standards

Ontario

  • Grade 4 - Language, Oral Communication, Reading, Writing, Arts, Visual Arts

British Columbia

  • Grade 6 - Science, Planets, ELA, Research, Arts, Reading, Presenting, ADST

Alberta

  • Grade 6 - Science, Sky Science, Planets, ELA, ICT, Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts

Lesson Procedure

  • Class 1: Introduction (15 - 20 minutes)
  • Class 2: Research and Model Building (1 - 1.5 hours)
  • Class 3: Programming and Exploring (40 - 45 minutes)


 

Robots and Accessories


Other Supplies

  • Boxes
  • Colored paper
  • Markers and crayons
  • Aluminum foil ( for metallic asteroids)
  • Ingredients for paper - mâché (newspapers, flour, water, container for mixing)
  • Other art materials such as glitter, modelling clay, paints, and pipe cleaners (whatever is available)
  • Tablets - (See Compatible Devices)

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