Unit 3: Lesson 6: Master Plan


In this lesson, students will explore examples of well-planned and poorly-planned projects and will consider the importance of planning for the success of a project. First, students will brainstorm a potential physical accessory that could be added to their problem-solving robot. Next, students will create a Master Plan for their problem-solving robot, including a description of the complete functionality of the robot, anticipated challenges, necessary accessories and materials, and planned code. These activities will be guided by the Design Process Notebooks.

Learning Objectives

  • Review how to share code with peers
  • Be introduced to the importance of planning
  • Brainstorm and plan the creation of a robot accessory
  • Complete the Project Pathways: Master Plan activities in their Design Process Notebook

Curriculum Connections Summary

  • Ontario - Mathematics - Algebra (Coding), Science & Language
  • Quebec - Science & Language
  • New Brunswick - Science & Language
  • Nova Scotia - Science & ICT
  • Alberta - Science, Language, ICT & CTF
  • British Columbia - Science, Language & ADST
  • Manitoba - Science & Language
  • Prince Edward Island - Science & Language
  • Saskatchewan - Science & Language
  • Newfoundland & Labrador - Science & Language
  • Yukon Territories - Follow's B.C.'s Curriculum
  • Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
  • Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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