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Entrepreneurship: Robot Salad for Sale
In this lesson, students will learn how to be a skillful entrepreneur that transforms ideas into businesses. They will define profit, cost, and revenue. In addition, they will understand the important of the 4Ps of marketing: product, price, place, and promote. Then, they will create their own business card to sell Robot Salad at VilBot’s Family Reunion.
The Chemistry of Construction
In this chemistry and engineering-based activity, students will take on the role of environmental engineers as they are challenged to investigate the best building materials for Mars. To kick off the exploration, they will look at concrete and other key construction materials used on Earth today, considering their properties, pros, cons, and environmental impact. Next, students will investigate the best way to build structures on Mars. They will learn about 3D printing—which is how structures are likely to be built—and they will consider the natural resources available on Mars that could serve as building materials. They will ultimately develop a recommendation to be used in Martian construction moving forward.
Coding and Game Design
Students will learn the basic constructs of a video game using the Scratch interface. Students use Scratch to learn about algorithms and event-driven programming. Object-oriented concepts are introduced through the use of sprites and the stage. Students use critical thinking and creativity to complete and enhance Hungry Mouse, a game that they develop using Scratch.
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