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  • mBot3 Computer Science Robotics Engineering Program

     Grade 5

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    Program Description
    2 hour program
    1 class (32 students)
    Visiting 5th grade students participating in HBOSC’s mBot3 Robotics Engineering Computer Science Program will select, build, test and code mBot3 Ranger ROVER robots equipped with science sensor payloads to perform specified mission to Mars science data collection tasks. “Tinker CAD” software, will be introduced during this program so students may learn about 3-D Design tools in the context of making their own CAD designs back at school.

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    Pre-Visit Materials
    Lesson Plan
    Post Visit Materials

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

    3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

    3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Asking Questions and Defining Problems
    Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
    ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

     Cross Cutting Concepts

    Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    RI.5.7- Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources.

    Computer Science
    K-12 Computer Science Framework and Standards
    Core Concept: Algorithm and Programming

    Core Practices:
    1. Fostering an Inclusive Computing Culture
    2. Collaborating Around Computing
    3. Recognizing and Defining a Problem.
    4. Control Program Development (Sequence)
    5. Testing and Refining Computational Artifacts
    6. Communicate About Computing