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ERIC Number: EJ821632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
IED Cleanup: A Cooperative Classroom Robotics Challenge--The Benefits and Execution of a Cooperative Classroom Robotics Challenge
Piotrowski, Mark; Kressly, Rich
Technology Teacher, v68 n4 p15-19 Dec 2008-Jan 2009
This article describes a cooperative classroom robotics challenge named "IED Cleanup". This classroom challenge was created to incorporate a humanitarian project with the use of a robotics design system in order to remove simulated IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) to a detonation zone within a specified amount of time. Throughout the activity, students work in pairs to design and build robots to perform appropriate tasks. They learn the overarching goal of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and technology education, which is to use one's skills and knowledge to improve the world in which one lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A