Hands-On Standards STEM in Action Coding and Mineral Collection
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Students explore the effects of erosion, weathering, and landslides on the earth’s surface. Their challenge is to code a robot to collect minerals that have surfaced in areas unsafe for humans to go. By introducing a real-world problem, students are emotionally invested in the subject. Throughout the unit students practice thinking programmatically. They learn how to create their own code as well as learn how to debug existing code. At the same time they are learning about erosion and identifying minerals. This unit easily fits into your schedule! Up to 60 minutes a day for 5-8 day.