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Artemis Moon Base, LEGO Style

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Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 20

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Technology Trainer/STEM Coordinator
Lawton Public Schools
@BieglerD
@Doris Biegler
Worked with LPS as a kindergarten teacher for four years, then moved to teach STEM as a rotation to Pr-K through 5th grade for three years, and now work as a Technology Trainer /MakerSpace Coordinator for our district. I am a Solar System Ambassador with the JPL, and also a NASA educator with the Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium. I have a passion for all things STEM and space, my favorite people are always animals, I have many, many pets including three dogs, bunnies, tortoises, and snakes.
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Assistant Director of Educational Technology
Lawton Public Schools
@vperezy
Vanessa Perez is the Assistant Director for Lawton Public Schools in Oklahoma and an Adjunct Professor for Cameron University. An experienced teacher and library media specialist, her interests are in helping teachers and students develop their agency and enabling a healthy addiction to reading.

Session description

This hands-on STEM experience combines LEGO robotics, classroom-friendly software and engaging standards-based activities for kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants will learn discovery-based approaches designed with collaboration in mind to help foster computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.

Purpose & objective

Objective: Every teacher will be able to build and program a robot that's main objective will be to collect and move moon rocks. Teachers will get first hand experience with lego WeDo 2.0.

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Outline

15 minutes- Introduction: who we are and what we do, introduce Lego WeDo.
30 minutes- Hands-on building of rovers
20 minutes- Coding the rovers
15 minutes- Test rovers and make corrections
10 minutes- Questions and closing

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Supporting research

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/nasa-lego-partnership.html

https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/1151954.1067454

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Session specifications

Topic:
Maker activities and programs
Grade level:
PK-5
Skill level:
Beginner
Audience:
Library media specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Lego Spike: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/spike-app/software

The presenters will provide enough Lego Spike kits for 35 participants to work in groups.

Subject area:
Science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards:
For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
  • Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
Computational Thinker
  • Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.