Classroom Procedures and Standards
for Robotics and Automation 2
Overview: Robotics and Automation is a half year course designed to build on the lessons learned in Robotics and Automation 1. Students will design, build and program advanced robots to perform specific functions. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking and group brainstorming to design and create a robotic vehicle that will complete the required task. This class is mainly a hands on course, and required an 88 or above in Robotics 1, or instructor approval. The course follows:
Common Core Standard: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3
English Language Arts, Science Technical
Description: Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Office Hours – Monday-Thursday 7:20 – 7:40 and 2:20 to 2:40
Instructional Material: Lego EV3 Mindstorms and Tetrix Robotics equipment and software.
Procedures: Students will be expected to come to class on time, and be prepared to work throughout the entire class. The student will be expected to apply the design process to each task, and be prepared to program their robot. The student will utilize skills they possess as well as skills they will learn to arrive at a given task. Students are required to complete all assigned projects. The use of the internet and classroom computers is an important part of the course. Use of the internet not in accordance with school rules will not be tolerated. A grade of zero for class participation on the day of the offense will be given and further action may be taken. Cell phones are not allowed. Food is not allowed.
Assessment: Every project will be graded on both a group and individual basis. Participation in the group project is an integral part of the student's overall grade. Students must remain engaged in the group setting. Some projects will require a written report, and a final exam or project will be given.
A mid-term progress report will be sent home to provide an evaluation of the student's progress in class, and I will occasionally hand out progress reports to students as well, so that they are well aware of their progress. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions.
Kindly acknowledge that you have read this notice and the student handbook by having both parent/guardian and student sign where noted. Please have the student return it to me promptly. I look forward to working with the students this semester.