Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics

  • 8,495.00 USD
More Robotics than Ever!

The Discover Robotics Duo program contains eight Discover Robotics & Programming kits and eight Discover Robotics & Physics kits, stored in sturdy tubs and rolling storage carts.

Grades: 4-8
Students: Up to 3 per kit
Contact Hours: 45+

Subject Targets:

Physical Science, Technology, Robotics & Coding

Recommended Settings:

  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Homeschools
  • Libraries & Makerspaces

Available on the Following Platforms:

  • Classic: for all computers and Android-based tablets
  • BLE: for iPads

Discover Robotics & Programming:

Combine an application-based curriculum with high-quality mechanical building pieces for a scaffolded experience, teaching basic programming logic in the context of mechanical and engineering design process challenges. With a curriculum developed around a growth mindset and creative problem-solving skills, Discover Robotics & Programming is flexible, empowering educators to integrate hands-on STEM into virtually any educational environment.

Discover Robotics & Physics:

This application-based learning series has been expertly scaffolded to support essential problem-solving and collaborative skills, focusing on the engineering design process to formulate and develop a deep understanding of robotics and the incredible roles they play in our society. Discover Robotics & Physics uses high-quality, reusable fischertechnik® building manipulatives, allowing virtually any learning environment to start their next STEMventure right out of the box.

LABCard Curriculum:

With the use of the PCS LABCards, educators can take advantage of a differentiated instruction model where challenging concepts are broken down so that learners can quickly master skills and move at their own pace towards a final performance task design project.

How to Use Your LABCards:

Each LABCard includes two step-by-step projects, two challenges and one design project. Each project introduces new programming skills by guiding learners through step-by-step activities. Two engaging challenges allow learners to apply this knowledge before testing their understanding in a design project. Key terms are listed at the end of each card for reference. Along the bottom are three questions to check for understanding. Use them in discussion, written reflection or informal conversation to probe and deepen learners’ understanding. At the end of every level, a final end design project challenges students to synthesize their learning with creativity and critical thinking.

Why We LOVE Them:

The LABCard approach is intended to provide educators with a tool that enables a student-directed experience. Educators are empowered to provide facilitation, coaching and mentoring as learners work independently, in their own fashion. Almost all learning environments including after-school programs, clubs and a wide variety of classroom models, can be supported using the LABCard curriculum. Each LABCard is assigned a point value for quick and easy assessment of progress through each level and to provide learners with immediate recognition of their accomplishments. Learners earn points for each card they successfully complete. Each level includes four 5-point cards and culminates with a 5-point end design project, for a total of 25 points per level. By completing all four levels, learners can earn up to 100 points!

Included Curriculum:

YELLOW Level 1: Intro to Motor Commands

  • Motor testing station build
  • Drag-and-drop programming in Cortex
  • Basic and advanced motor commands: ON, ON FOR, SET PWR, REVERSE, THIS WAY, THAT WAY

ORANGE Level 2: Advanced Motor Commands

  • RiQ robot build
  • Programming robotic behaviors
  • Miscellaneous programming commands: BEEP and WAIT

PURPLE Level 3: Lights and Sounds

  • Logic commands: REPEAT and LOOP
  • Subroutines, procedures, and calls
  • Touch sensors and LEDs

BLUE Level 4: Intro to Sensors and Logic

  • Infrared and ultrasonic sensors
  • Advanced logic commands: IF, IF ELSE
  • Light sensors

Included Curriculum:

YELLOW Level 1: PNEUMATIC VISES

  • Introduction to gas pressure and pneumatic forces
  • Introduction to energy transfer

ORANGE Level 2: RACERS

  • Deeper into types of energy and energy transformation
  • Introduction to the physics of motion (1D kinematics)

PURPLE Level 3: MARBLE LAUNCHERS

  • Deeper into kinematics, velocity, and acceleration
  • Introduction to the physics of collisions

BLUE Level 4: CATAPULTS

  • Integration of pneumatic forces and energy transformation
  • Deeper into kinematics with 2D motion
  • Focus on optimized engineering design

Discover Robotics Duo contains eight Discover Robotics & Programming kits and eight Discover Robotics & Physics kits stored in sturdy tubs and rolling storage carts.

Robotics & Programming Kits Include:

  • LABCards (20-Card Set)
  • The Brain™ and Cortex User Guide
  • Building Instructions (motor testing station and RiQ robot)
  • Expanding File Folder
  • Specialized PCS Robotic Controller - The Brain
  • Bluetooth Dongle (Available in BLE for iPads or Classic for all computers and Android-based tablets)
  • 9V DC Motors and Motor Cables
  • Rechargeable 11.1V LiPo Battery and DC Wall Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Advanced Sensor Pack (including ultrasonic, light, touch, infrared, LEDs, and sensor cables)
  • fischertechnik™ Building Elements

Robotics & Physics Kits Include:

  • Building Instruction Cards
  • LABCards (20-Card Set)
  • The Brain™ & Cortex User Guide
  • Expanding File Folder
  • Specialized PCS Robotic Controller - The Brain
  • 9V DC Motor and Motor Cable
  • Bluetooth Dongle (Available in BLE for iPads or Classic for all computers and Android tablets)
  • Rechargeable 11.1V LiPo Battery and DC Wall Adapter
  • Touch Sensor and Sensor Cable
  • USB Cable
  • BB Pellets (Small bag)
  • Ping-Pong Ball
  • fischertechnik™ Building Elements

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