This week I am working with Mrs. Castro's Cougars on building and programming with the NXT Mindstorm LEGO Educational kits. Once again, the students are building the Star Trek doors. These doors will open when triggered by the touch sensor. The doors will play music as the open then the light sensor will tell the door to stop. The door will stay open for a specific amount of time that is decided by the student.
Today, the students are busy building the door with the NXT hardware. The students are learning that it is very important to follow EACH and EVERY direction. One missing peg, one wrong beam and the door will not work. And then the door will have to be rebuilt. There is lots of teamwork and problem solving happening today.
Tomorrow we will start programming the doors using the NXT software.
Continuing to develop the whole child...