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Cubelet Fluency


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Keywords: Action, Sense, Think, Drive, Flashlight, Brightness, Distance, Battery, Passive
Subject(s): Art, Robotics, Technology, Reading, Physics
Grades 6 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Bussey Middle School, Garland, TX
Planned By: Deborah Garza
Original Author: Deborah Garza, Garland
1) Match the Cubelets with their functions. Flash cards will describe each type of Cubelet with it's vocabulary word: Drive, Flashlight, Brightness, Distance, Battery, Passive

2) Students will use the Cubelets 2 at a time and discuss what they do and which combinations work better together.

3) Students will use the bricks 3 at a time to experiment how they will work and which combinations work well together.

4) Students will do the same with 4, 5, and 6 bricks at a time . They will discuss how adding each brick improves the function of the robots.

5) Students will use the Cubelets website and YouTube as a resource to make a Cubelet robot using Legos. They can make a lighthouse, worm, car, android

6) Students will brainstorm a problem in their house and design a Cubelet that will solve the problem.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Discuss how robotics helps the workd around is..l Biology, Environmental Science, Social Studies.
Follow-Up
Use cubelets and Legos tomake your own design.
Links: Links to Youtube websites

Link to cubelets websites

Materials: Bags and Cases, Integrating Technology
Other Items: 6 Cubulets SIX Kit, $159.00 each, total of $954.00