4-H Robotics Curriculum
The modules in this track can be used with a variety of commercial kits, including NXT, TETRIX, CEENBoT, and Vex. This track has 3 levels and 11 modules. As participants experience each module in a level, they develop scientific knowledge and technological understanding that enables them to master the challenge presented at the culmination of that level. As they progress, the Robotics Notebook helps youth record their progress and serves as an important learning tool. Each level builds upon the prior level as youth develop a broader and deeper understanding of robotics.
As you progress through Robotics Platforms, you will use your robotics kit to build a robot and learn about how it works in Level 1 (Modules 1-5). In Level 2 (Modules 6-10), you will investigate the sensors in your kit, and learn to program your robot using sensors, loops and conditional statements. By the time you get to Level 3, you will understand the capabilities and limitations of your robot kit and be ready to tackle the challenges in Module 11.
Try the Sample Activity
Picking It Up is the fourth module in Robotics Platforms. By the time you get to this module, you will have built a robot in Module 1: Build a Bot, learned about programming in Module 2: My Buddy the Robot, and wrote your own program in Module 3: Go, Bot! Go! Now in Module 4, you’ll have the opportunity to be an engineer and use your robotics kit to design, build and test a robotic arm.